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School Update 11th May 2020

Dear Parents and Carers


I hope you had a lovely weekend in the sunshine with your families. We have loved seeing your VE 'Stay at Home' party pictures. Please keep sending them in and we will put them on our 'gallery page' under parents. 


You probably watched the Prime Minister's new address last night, keen to know what will now be happening in our country with the lockdown and schools. At the moment, everything is the same as it has been since the lockdown started. We can accommodate the emergency care for key worker and vulnerable children we identified  at the start of the school closure. Keyworker children will still need to be booked in the day before, the hours are 8am-6pm and drop off and pick up is at Bat Class. Please do not turn up without booking in. Our other teaching staff are continuing uploading Home Learning, answering emails, blogging, answering blogging and making telephone calls. 


Some of you have emailed your worries and questions to me following the announcement last night. I am afraid I am unable to answer questions at the moment. Currently, we know nothing further than yourselves regarding the possibility of some year groups starting back to school on June 1st. I was informed, via email following the announcement, that the teaching unions are in talks with the government and we are awaiting further details. As an infant school head, I am obviously very concerned about the numbers this would mean in my school, my possible workforce numbers (several staff are self isolating/shielding) and maintaining safety for all-children, families and staff. Please do not worry. We will keep you informed of any plans that we are making as soon as we have the relevant guidance that is needed to keep everybody safe.


Thank you for your continued support and understanding. I hope you are all staying well.


Kind Regards


Ginene Riches



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