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Update regarding possible re-opening of schools

Good morning,


We have sent all parents a letter regarding the possible (and partial) re-opening of schools. It is also available online, on our website.


Please can parents read our letter alongside the Department for Education's Guidance for parents and carers (published 11.3.20).


Careful next steps


I hope that the Dfe’s Guidance for Parents, plus the information within our letter, will go some way to answer the questions and concerns you undoubtedly have.


We have a clear timetable for the next few days, which we are pleased to note is in line with the Dfe’s initial planning framework (which was only published late last night):

  • Wednesday afternoon: Parents of children in Early Years, Year 1 and Year 6 will receive a ParentMail Form asking them to complete a survey so we know how many of you intend - at this stage - to take up the offer of a possible place in the event of a  re-opening.
  • Thursday morning: Trust meeting where the Trust will share their essential principles on a safe possible re-opening;
  • Friday morning: our Senior Leaders will be working on site, reviewing and revising a risk assessment (based upon the Government’s guidance and the Trust’s principles).
  • Friday afternoon: headteachers from the Highfields Cluster will be meeting online to share plans and considerations for possible re-opening.
  • Next week: we will update parents with the next steps/principles for safe re-opening.
  • Next week: Parents’ Meetings: Mrs. Lee (Deputy Head and Y6 teacher), Miss. Outhwaite (KS1 Senior Leader and Y1 teacher) along with Miss. Ferguson (EY Leader and teacher) and I will schedule individual online meetings so that parents can meet with us to answer any specific questions and concerns which they may have. 


Many thanks,


Mr. O'Connell


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