Dear Parents

 

We look forward to welcoming all pupils back to school on Monday.

For the first 2 weeks, classes will be following interim arrangements to reduce the risk of Covid transmission, and also following an adapted curriculum to help them readjust to school life.

This will include:

  • Addressing their social and emotional needs.
  • Restricting movement of staff, so they work within an extended bubble of 4 classes.
  • Assessing pupils learning, particularly in areas that have been difficult to deliver remotely, and addressing gaps.
  • Additional therapy input, particularly for language and communication needs, through our Covid recovery plan.

The first week will be a Science week where classes will be involved in practical learning related to Science, something that has been difficult to deliver remotely and will enable pupils to learn co-operatively and socially.

We understand that many of you will have been affected by illness or bereavement during the pandemic, and this may have been traumatic for your children. We are able to provide support for your child in school ,  using social stories and circle time activities, and if appropriate, the support of play or music therapists.  If you feel your child has been affected by these issues, please let your child’s class teacher know using WeDuc. You may also contact our family liaison worker, Juliet Bellagambi, who can discuss any support you or your child might need.

We’ll be keeping the bubbles and movement around school restricted until Easter but will be able to use additional learning spaces around school again after the Easter break in line with Government guidance. By that point we anticipate that pupils will be back into school routines and on track with their learning, though we do understand that for many children, it will take time for them to catch up.

We hope that this will be the start of a return to normality. In the summer term we will be able to invite parents in for resumption of coffee mornings.

Parents evening meetings will now take place on 26th May, and we hope to hold these in school.

 

Kind Regards

 

Nick Dry

Headteacher