Dear Parents, 22.05.2020
Re: Reopening St Andrew’s CE (VA) Primary School
Providing the Government confirm it is safe to do so, St Andrew’s CE (VA) Primary is planning to reopen the week beginning Monday 1st June for pupils in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 6. However, in order for us to do this safely we will be doing this gradually starting with a part time offer for these year groups.
The government guidance requires us to ensure that classes are taught in smaller groupings. We have spent a long-time modelling this and feel that we are only able to take groups of 15 pupils maximum at any given time into any classroom. This will therefore mean that we will only be able to offer part time places to children at this current time.
Sessions in school will be split into either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday. There will be no class sessions in school on Wednesday which will allow for deep cleaning of classrooms between different groups.
Our offer is as follows:
There is an attached overview, which explains the measures that we will be taking to ensure that school is as safe as possible both for the staff and children. This will include drop offs and pickups at different gates for different year groups, separate playtimes and lunchtimes. Separate seating, separate stationary packs, no group playing or activities. Please read the leaflet carefully so that you are clear about how school will run for your child. Given the current guidance, things will not be the same as before we closed.
If your child is currently accessing Educare (school for children of Key Workers), this service will continue to be available on a daily basis as you require. Please use the SchoolMoney system to book in.
It is important to point out that the decision to send your child back to St Andrew’s is entirely yours to make. Attendance is not compulsory and penalty notices and fines for non-attendance will not be issued.