Good morning everyone,
What a strange week it has been, I have never been in so many Zoom meetings!
I understand that parents may have lots of questions regarding the possibility and practicalities of the school re-opening from the 1st June. At this stage, I can confirm that we are looking at the Government guidance and establishing plans, procedures and guidance for this eventuality. Last night the Trustee's agreed that the Risk Assessment we have completed is very thorough and based on the latest government guidance.
We greatly appreciate all of the responses to the ParentMail survey we sent out and this has helped with our planning. Our next stage is to produce more detailed guidance for parents about our exact plans for what school will look like and how we will manage the risks to our staff and children. This will be ready very soon and I hope that it will provide some reassurance to you all. Throughout all of these challenges we face I am reminded of our school value of 'Love' and the scripture we always refer to which is: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Matthew 22: 39. Never has this been more important to remember and we certainly all do love all members of our school community and the safety of our staff and children will be paramount to any decisions we make.
In the meantime school continues to be open this week, next week and from 1st June for those children whose parents are 'key workers' and require us to provide provision for them. The staff have supported this incredibly well and if anyone does need their child to attend please let us know, we are here to help.
As we move towards half term, keep enjoying the sunshine now it is back. The teachers will continue to support home learning through guidance to activities and support for the children. I know I am speaking for the whole team when i say: we are here to help, please get in contact if there is anything we can do.