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9th June Update

9 June 2020 (by Vicky)

Dear Parents/Carers of Y6, Y1 and YR - Tuesday 9th June 2020

Thank you again for completing the survey yesterday. We now have a good idea about numbers coming back into school
across Y6, Y1 and YR.
The children have now been organised into “bubbles” and staff have been allocated. The field and yards have been split into
areas for each bubble to ensure no mixing. It is so sad to see.
Please make sure you have read the letter dated 8th June thoroughly to ensure the very stringent safety measures are
adhered to. I cannot stress this enough, for parents/carers, as well as the children. I need to keep the children and staff
Can I also just stress particularly the point about Y6 being brought to school and collected by an adult? Y6 children who are
used to coming to and going home from school alone will not be allowed to do so.
As stated yesterday, everything will be assessed as we go and changes made where necessary. Updates will be given
I wanted also to update you on the announcement made today regarding the Governments u turn decision on having all
children back to school before the end of June. This was never going to happen. First of all, the school isn’t big enough to
have classes of 15 if all 464 children attend and secondly, they are worried about infection and the R rate going up.
The majority of children will now be at home until September, which I know many of you wanted. It takes that decision away
from you.
It’s ok to use the three-year groups coming back to see what happens!! I know as a parent that I would not be happy with
I stated yesterday that we have done everything possible to make school as safe as we can but there is no 100% guarantee.
The whole thing has been a mess and that this has been as frustrating for me as it has for you.
I totally support the decisions you make. If you have said yes to your child coming back to school, it is fine for you to change
your mind if you feel uneasy about your decision, as long as we are informed.
For those children not back in school home learning will still be available. The website will continue to be updated regularly.
If you have any issues at all please do not hesitate to contact school. Emailing is probably the best way to communicate at
the moment.
Reports have been written for the time the children were in school and these will be sent to you towards the end of July.
Obviously, there will be no transition before September. We are currently working on what will work best for the children
and I will keep you updated.
Thank you again for all of your support. It means a lot to know that parents/carers are supporting the decisions I make.
Take care and stay safe.
Mrs Paula O’Rourke