Since the government’s announcement of the partial school opening for year groups Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, last Sunday, I have been very busy planning for the safe opening of school on the 1st of June. I have also been speaking to many of our stakeholders including staff, governors, local authority and parents. I know that many people are feeling a mix of relief and some anxiety. We are all relieved that, after so many weeks at home, children will be able to return to school and be with their friends and teachers. But likewise, I know that some parent and children will be anxious about returning after such a long time and with the on-going concerns about COVID-19 very much in our minds.
I want to reassure you that the safety, health and wellbeing of everyone in the school is, of course our highest priority. We will therefore be putting in place the full recommendations that the government scientists have made for ‘protective measures’ so that the school can be run safely, hygienically and with appropriate social distancing in place.
I will be sending further correspondence later this week outlining the key measures and arrangements planned for the partial school re-opening.
Wishing you well
Mrs A Maqsood-Shah