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Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 5

Dear Parents and Guardians 

Crikey, it's been hot. But I am not moaning, long may the sunshine continue into June.

While we are set to open our school gates on Monday 1 June for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, along with children of key workers, we have also been working on our plans to reintegrate our Year 10 pupils and Year 12 students back to school at a date yet to be confirmed in June. These examination groups have crucial academic responsibilities and we want to ensure we are providing them with every opportunity to excel.

Our Nursery is also looking to open its doors on Monday 8 June, and Mrs Wilding and her team are already very busy in getting their setting prepared.

And the other year groups? Don’t worry, we have certainly not forgotten about you. While the online learning programme will continue in earnest for as long as is required by government guidelines, we are also preparing opportunities, both for academic and pastoral support in school when the government gives us the go-ahead, eases restrictions, and allows us to invite your children back in. Direction from the Department for Education (DfE) is vague as I write this, and depending on which way the wind blows, can change daily. Notwithstanding, our priority will always be to ensure the safety of your children and our staff, and until this is secure, we will remain learning remotely in a number of year groups until given direction otherwise.

To summarise, we are ready for a number of different scenarios. Speaking for the teaching staff, they miss the consistent interaction with your children immensely, and we hope for a safer national environment to emerge that will allow us to return to school soon. We can but hope. In the meantime we are doing everything we can to support and ensure the wellbeing of all different year groups and families and plan for all eventualities.

I hope you enjoy a lovely weekend, and I wish you a safe and restful half term.

Best wishes 

Justin Spanswick

Executive Headteacher

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