17 July 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
We have finally reached the end of one of the most challenging and extraordinarily unusual school years that most of us have ever known in our lifetime. Thank you for your support, kindness, patience and understanding during what has been a very demanding and difficult time both physically and emotionally for so many of us. We have been so incredibly proud of the children who have attended school during the COVID -19 Pandemic and how they have coped with the many changes and challenges they have faced, showing total resilience and a real positive attitude towards their learning. Also thank you to the children who have been continuing their learning at home and for sharing your fantastic work and photos with us. They have brought many smiles to our faces!
As you are aware, the government intends for all children to return to school in September. We are really looking forward to seeing all our children and parents again but, as you can imagine, there are lots of systems of control and preventative measures that have to be put in place in order to keep everyone as safe as possible. We have given a lot of consideration to all the practical and logistical aspects of a full opening of school in readiness for September. As part of the preparations for all children returning to school from Thursday 3 September, we have undertaken rigorous health and safety Risk Assessments that meet government, Local Authority and trade union guidelines.
I have attached some additional information below which is important for you to read through and familiarise yourself with, before the start of the Autumn Term, plus details of the procedure to follow if someone in your household has Covid-19 symptoms. There is also a letter from the Head of Education Services, and a separate letter to our Year 2 children.
Please talk through with your children the arrangements we have put in place as school will still be different, so that they know what to expect when they come in to school. We will be spending time explaining school rules, routines and expectations once the children are in their classroom but we will do this in such a way that the children are not unduly worried or apprehensive. We know that many of you will be anxious but please be rest assured that we will make the transition back to school as safe and as best as we possibly can.
Please take a look at the welcome videos from your child’s new class teacher on the school website by clicking on the link here.
If you are unsure which class your child is moving in to, there is a table on that page which will tell you.
We have, and will continue to have, the well-being of children, parents and staff at the heart of everything we do. We are really forward to seeing you and your children again in September and having a school full of happy, enthusiastic, energetic and eager to learn children! We have really missed the children’s smiley faces and the school has not been the same without them all.
We would like to wish you a happy, safe and relaxing summer so that we are all ready for the start of a different new normal term.
Happy Holidays Everyone.
Mrs Kang Mr Boelman
Headteacher Chair of Governors
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