Return to school after half term

Dear Parents & Carers,

We hope that you are all safe and well and managed to have a restful half-term. This letter is sent in response to the announcement that there will be a national lockdown from Thursday 5th November https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november#staying-safe-outside-the-home-social-distancing.

Schools will remain open for all children.

One of the key points in the new guidance is a reminder that: “You should minimise time spent outside your home and when around other people ensure that you are two metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.”

In light of this –we thought it was important to reach out to parents with some reminders and updates on the ways in which we continue to strive to keep our school and community safe.

Drop off and Pick up

To ensure there is enough space to socially distance we ask that families adhere to the drop off and pick up times.Please remember, one adult only.

Unfortunately, we need to continue our policy of parents not being able to talk to the teacher at the beginning and end of the day.Please e-mail the office and the teachers will contact you by phone or email (whichever is most appropriate). We ask that parents leave as soon as they have picked up their child.

Face Masks

We ask that, unless exempt, parents wear a face covering at drop off and pick up.

Social Distancing

As social distancing is one of the best ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we ask that parents maintain a distance of at least 2m from one another and the staff.

Travel during half-term

Whilst we want all children to be back in school, please ensure you have completed the correct number of days of self-isolation if you have recently returned from countries not in the government’s exemption list.

We know that parents need to return to work but it is vital that we all follow the self-isolation rules and play our part in protecting our whole community. If we become aware that families have recently traveled we will ask that children return home to self-isolate for the correct number of days. Please contact us in the usual way to notify us of the reason for your child’s absence.

All of these precautions have been put in place for the safety and well-being of our school and community. Thank you so much for your continued patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Kind Regards,
Helen Swain