Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete the questionnaire regarding sending your child back to school post 1 June. Of those who have completed the form, 65% (c200) would consider sending their child to school. I do appreciate you have made this choice without having a full information base and I will only use the results as a really useful start for me to plan what the school could look like after half term given the level of this demand.
I have spoken to over 20 head teachers yesterday and all have significant concerns that need to be resolved before they open their schools. The national picture is also ever changing and the teacher unions are firmly against reopening. However, assuming the Government ambition stays as it is, my next steps are to complete a risk assessment specifically for our school and put together a plan for what the provision will look like. I will then share these plans with staff, governors and you towards the end of next week and provide you all with an opportunity to book a place if you still want to proceed. Given the take up at that time, we may then need to prioritise school places as we will have a limit on how many pupils we can safely accommodate.
The long lead time for sharing this information is that I need to get this right. Also I have a meeting with the other schools in our cluster scheduled on Wednesday, so I can factor in any news on any Year 4 transition after that.
Thank you for your patience in this matter.
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