Dear Parents and Carers

 

As part of our planning to increase the numbers of children we are looking closely at our staff availability, the risk assessment that looks at how we make the school environment as safe as possible in the light of the guidance we have been provided with.

 

It is a very unsettling time for us all, but rest assured that we are going to be doing everything we can to make sure we are ready for additional pupils to attend school if it is safe to do so.

 

However, we are also not going to be pressuring any families to send their child to school, as you know your children and personal situation best. The government has made clear that though they would want more children to attend school there will be no penalties if families believe it is safer for their children to remain at home.

 

Below is a link to a very short electronic survey I am asking to complete to help us with our preparations. You will also have received this link on a text. Please ensure that you complete this survey by Monday 18 May 2020. Thank you in advance for your responses that will help shape our future provision and communications. Should you wish to discuss any concerns you might have please contact us on 01227 464316 and a member of the senior leadership team will return your call as soon as they are able.

 

Link to survey:  https://forms.gle/6bdTig49vbUhqXhc8

 

As I said earlier this week pupil and staff safety will always be of paramount importance and will guide all of our decisions.

 

Please be assured that we will continue to follow all government guidance and put in place the measures that are required to keep people as safe as possible. However, there is no doubt that whatever measures are put in place we cannot eliminate the risk that the virus could spread in school due to the fact that we work in close proximity to each other. Therefore, we will only allow more pupils to attend as part of a gradual transition.

 

Thank you for your support through these times and please do keep in contact with the school. The home-learning programmes will continue as will the current provision for Key Worker children and the most vulnerable.

 

Best wishes

Daniel