7 April 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

First of all, I would like to apologise for contacting you during the Easter holiday but following the government’s announcements on Monday we have some updates that I wanted to share with you before we return on Monday 12th April.

The government has confirmed that masks should continue to be worn in classrooms as well as all communal areas within the school building when pupils return after the Easter break. This will be reviewed at Step 3 of the government’s roadmap which will be no earlier than Monday 17th May. It is currently expected that from this date face coverings will no longer be required in classrooms. We have been assured that we will be given a week’s notice of any changes and of course, we will pass any information on as soon as we receive it. If you have contacted school because your child is exempt due to medical reasons there is no need to contact us again. Please could I ask that you provide your child with a mask and remind them to bring it to school every day. We have a small number of masks in the school office should any pupil forget.

All other safety measures must remain in place, including regular asymptomatic testing for families who wish to do so, group bubbles, increased hygiene, rooms must be well ventilated, and social distancing must be maintained where possible. Our full risk assessment is available on our school website.

Thank you to all pupils who have continued with the twice weekly testing, we will be able to continue providing the tests for pupils throughout the next half term. Please can I ask you to continue to log all test results. It is particularly important that all tests are carried out and recorded on Sunday 11th April before our return to school.

As we return for what is the final term of this exceptional school year we hope that there are no further disruptions to your child’s education. If any pupil has to self-isolate can I remind you that all lessons being taught in school will be available on our website via the remote learning banner that you can see at the top of the home page. Teachers have continued to work hard to adapt their planning so that we can be confident that all areas of the curriculum will be covered and all work completed during the period of lockdown can be revisited, before the end of the school year.

I hope you all enjoy the remainder of the holiday and we look forward to all pupils returning on Monday.

Kind Regards

Ann Large