I am sure after the Prime Minister's statement last night, there are lots of questions you may have. We have lots of questions that need clarification too.
At the moment, 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 and only those that can not be safely cared for at home. The message is still that it is safer to stay at home.
At the time of writing this letter, we have not received any information to support us with this new plan to start the phased reopening for Reception, Year One and Year Six from the 1st June. We expect we will receive further information from the Department for Education shortly, hopefully with some clarification.
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 looks like. Please be assured there is no way we will reopen until 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 to continue to support each other in these very difficult and uncertain times.
Stay safe and well.
Miss Mandy Hughes