11.05.20 Prime Minister’s announcement
Monday 11th May
As a school, we want to be as clear as possible after the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday evening.
Currently, for us in school, there is no change to the guidance. We will provide care for those parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response as outlined by the Government. The message is still that it is safer to stay at home.
We have not received any information to support us with this new plan to start the phased return of some year groups from the 1st June. We expect we will receive further information from the DfE shortly, hopefully with some clarification and can only then think specifically about what this means for our school, our staff and our children.
We will need clear guidance to plan how it is possible to social distance in schools and keep our children, staff and families safe; how we might start to phase groups of children returning and what this will look like. Please be assured we will only open when we are 100% prepared.
As always, we will keep you informed but, for now, please try not to worry. Our plan for now is to continue to provide activities for learning at home, keep contact with you, our families, and continue to support each other in these very difficult and uncertain times.
Thank you all for being so supportive and trusting us to do the right things for our school, our community and most importantly, our children.
Mrs K. Gorrell