You will have all heard the announcement last week about the intention for schools to open for face-to-face learning for Foundation Phase children the week beginning 22nd February.
Your child’s school will soon be in touch regarding the specifics for your child but all primary schools in the County Borough will remain closed to all pupils, both KS2 and FP, on Monday 22nd February. They will re-open on Tuesday 23rd February (unless schools have a planned INSET day) to start delivering face-to-face learning for Foundation Phase children and for children of specific key workers in KS2. The actual start and finishing times for your child in Foundation Phase will be confirmed by each school and may include a more phased approach for our youngest nursery children who have yet to start school.
During that first week all children will need to bring a packed lunch but we are intending to start the school meal service the following week – further details in this will be provided as soon as possible.
The number of positive cases within the County Borough has dropped significantly and that is thanks to the efforts of everyone. As schools start to re-open please can I ask that:-
your child does not attend school if he/she is unwell
your child does not attend school if someone else in the household has Covid symptoms
the same people take your child to and from school each day
all adults wear masks on the school site and at the school gates
social distancing is maintained when at the school gates and on the school site
your child does not go to other children’s houses for tea and/or sleepovers
I hope that with this continued effort more children can get back to school for their learning and also to have that vital social interaction with their friends.
Thank you all for your continued support, you really have been amazing through the ongoing situation,
CHIEF OFFICER (LEARNING)