New Term Sept 2020
Hi everyone, just an update on re-opening and the Covid-19 situation:
It is our aim to be back around the second week of September as usual, though things will need to be different for a while. We have had to work new timetables to allow cleaning times between each changeover and reduce class sizes which will mean shorter lessons for most. In terms of potential spread of infection and viral load however, the shorter sessions are probably better in the first instance. For the first term, everyone will remain on their same day - there will be no change overs for Saturday seniors at this time, sorry - but times will change for most people though we will aim to keep disruption at a minimum.
Unfortunately we will not be able to allow any parents into the building due to number limitations and remaining Covid secure. Children will have to be dropped outside with a staff member present. For this reason we will not be starting any under 5s in person in September. Instead we are hoping to organise a Zoom session for them to take part in at home at their usual time until we can phase them back in. This is also necessary as children of this age cannot be expected to socially distance and so our staff would not be able to go on to teach another class that day.
Just trying to put together all the necessary paperwork/procedures but we're all anticipating changes to it when the government finally releases the back to school guidance, so please bear with us.
We do understand and totally accept that some may not feel comfortable with returning to class as yet and this will not affect anyone's place within the school. If you are not intending for your child/yourself to return in Sept, please drop us an email or message so we know for numbers planning purposes. It is hoped that we can perhaps organise links via an online platform for anyone that may prefer to attend a class remotely for the time being.
We all very much hope to see everyone, in some way, soon, Michelle