We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school tomorrow (Tuesday 20th October) and we hope that you have all had some opportunity to relax and recharge over the past week.
Term 1 was certainly a challenge as we all adapted to the new routines within the school any beyond. We had hoped that this was likely to be short term but this is not the case and the current COVID secure procedures will remain in place.
Although the weather is likely to deteriorate over the coming weeks we will still be making use of our outdoor space when it is appropriate to do so. We have been advised that outdoor PE will remain the only option for the foreseeable future. Therefore please continue to send your child prepared for inclement weather. We will continue to be outdoors when the rain is not too heavy. We will not be outside if the weather is too severe or the conditions underfoot make it impossible to do so.
As we move in to cold an flu seasons it is likely that we will see more pupils in school complaining of feeling unwell. As per the guidance, if a child informs a member of staff that they are experiencing any of the 3 recognised symptoms of COVID, the parent or carer will be contacted to come and collect their child. If this is the case the child cannot return to school until we have notification of a negative test result or for 10 days if the pupil is not tested. Please remember that school staff are not medically trained to make a judgement on a child’s symptoms and we are only working within the published guidance.
We hope that you found your telephone parent appointment a positive experience. We will post a link for feedback in the coming days. It is important for us to hear this feedback so that we can ensure that you are getting the information you require about your child’s progress. If for any reason you were unable to receive the call please let us know so that we can reschedule .
We thank you all for your patience and support throughout term 1. Term 2 is always a busy and exciting time in school with a number of significant events usually taking place. Although these cannot take the traditional format this year, we do hope to still participate in as many as possible. We will be in touch over the coming weeks with more information.
The doors will be open from 8.45 tomorrow and we look forward to seeing you then.