I am writing an initial letter to you all regarding Boris Johnson’s ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ as announced yesterday evening.
We are very pleased that we will be able to open to all pupils from 8th March. Whilst we think that parents have done an amazing job at home schooling, we are longing to see all the children back in school, to spend time with their friends and learn together in classes once more.
Although we are delighted to get back to face-to-face teaching because we know the benefits to children’s education and mental and physical health, we fully understand that there are children, parents and staff who will be feeling anxious. Please be assured that we will be working continuously on measures to ensure all of our community are kept safe. These will include continuing with the staff twice weekly testing process, enhanced cleaning procedures, very regular handwashing and sanitisation, keeping the children in year-group bubbles and having separate drop off and collection times for children to reduce crowding.
I will be in touch with further details before Monday 8th March.
On returning to school, our number one priority will be to ensure the emotional wellbeing of the pupils after another lengthy lockdown. We will be making the most of our SCARF PSHE programme as well as allowing time for the children to reconnect with their friends and experience plenty of physical activity.
Over the next two weeks, please help your children to engage fully with the remote learning offered and to join as many live lessons as possible.
We look forward to seeing you all on the 8th March.
With very best wishes,