Please see the link to take a look at our new arrangements for lunchtimes and play times.
Lunch time has been a particularly difficult part of the plan to get right, as I had to find a balance between keeping bubbles apart in order to meet physical health needs whilst maintaining mental health of staff and children. In our first plan the separation of bubbles was only possible by utilising all staff in school, who had generously agreed to cut their own lunch breaks to only half an hour. I am sure that, knowing how hard they work and their commitment to their roles, you will understand that this was completely unsustainable and I have had to find a more long term solution. Our lunch time supervisors have all kindly agreed to increase their hours, making this new plan possible.
As you will see, both Mrs Whelan (or Mrs George on Thursdays and Fridays) and I have lunch time duties. Please be aware of this. If you are wanting to contact the office you will not get us at this time.
The atmosphere in classrooms, the quality of learning and the enthusiasm of children and staff is completely unchanged by Covid-19 restrictions. However, these logistical conundrums that it surfaces, as I sure you all appreciate, are very time consuming. We do hope that this settles soon and that we are now carrying out a plan that has some longevity.
As always, we thank you for your flexibility, your commitment to our plan and your understanding that this is all in the best interests of you children and the wider community.