Partial School Reopening

Dear Parents and Carers,

As promised, I am writing to you to let you know about our plans to partially reopen school to selected classes. Thank you to all parents who returned the questionnaire in response to my email. As the responses from Reception parents were mainly against sending their child back to school, we have made the decision not to open the school to these children at this stage. Following a thorough risk assessment and planning period we now feel it is safe enough to gradually welcome back pupils as follows:

  • w/c 8th June we will welcome back Year 6 and be split into 2 classrooms with Miss Pollard and 3 members of support staff. Miss Pollard will teach English and Maths to both groups. Please arrive at 8:30 and leave at 3pm. Please be prompt as latecomers will not be admitted so that health and safety procedures can be followed.
  • w/c 15th June we will welcome back Year 4 children who will be split across 3 classrooms – Chestnut, Larch and the Portakabin and will be taught in small socially distanced groups by Miss Begum, Mrs Jones and Miss O’Sullivan as well as Miss Rita and Miss Linda Mc. Please arrive at 9am and collect at 3:30pm. Please be prompt as latecomers will not be admitted so that health and safety procedures can be followed.
  • w/c 22nd June we will welcome back Year 1 children who will be split across 2 classrooms in Maple and Ash Class. They will be taught by Miss Bryan, Miss McDonald, Miss Linda May and Miss Elizabeth. Please arrive at 8:45 and collect at 3pm. Please be prompt as latecomers will not be admitted so that health and safety procedures can be followed.

Children in all year groups will only be expected to attend from Monday to Thursday each week. This will allow for staff to have their planning and respite time as well as an additional deep clean in additional to the daily deep cleaning.

We have a comprehensive and robust risk assessment in place, which has been externally approved by Carstens & Robinson (our health and Safety Consultant) during half term when they did a site visit, to ensure we minimise the risks to your child, and keep them safe while they are in school at this time. I have written an additional letter outlining our Risk Assessment measures we have put in place for pupils and staff returning to school so that it is safe to do so which is being emailed with this letter as well as being made available on the school website.