Dear Parents and Carers,
I know many of you will be keen to know plans on the wider opening of the school. At the moment guidance to schools changes on a daily/weekly basis and so it is very difficult to give the clarity on timelines that I know many of you are waiting for.
You will be aware that the 2 metre ruling has made capacity in every school very much reduced. Our school has put in place a rigorous risk assessment which determines the number of children that we can safely have in each room and on site. Once we reach our capacity we cannot take any more children. Whilst the 2 metre ruling stays in place we can safely accommodate between 8 to 10 children in each classroom.
At the moment guidance states that priority in every school should be given to children of key workers and also to vulnerable children. Two weeks ago we returned to our school to offer this provision for our parents.
To access this provision guidance initially stated that both parents must be key workers. This has now changed and we are able to include children where only one parent is a key worker. On a weekly basis we realise that more parents are returning to work and are in need of childcare for their children. We are keen to ensure that all our parents are aware of this new guidance.
If you are a key worker and would like to make use of the provision, please complete our survey monkey:
The survey will be closed on Friday 19th June at 12 p.m. noon. It is essential we have your email address so we can contact you to confirm if you have a place and a start date.
It is important that I have this information as soon as possible in order that I can assess if the school is able to offer more places to children. I am aware that many schools are already at capacity..
Once again thank you so much for your patience and understanding at a very difficult and uncertain time for everyone. As more information emerges I will keep you informed. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to ask.
Stay safe and thank you for your continued support.
Mrs E van de Waal