School Update 11 5 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

You will have heard the Prime Minister indicating that the government believes it may be in a position to implement a phased re-opening of schools from 1 June, starting with pupils in reception, year one and year six. This is part of the government’s conditional plan which it says will remain under regular review.

However, as any school member will tell you, the first priority has to be the safety of everyone in the school community.

We will continue to ensure that any plan to increase the number of pupils in schools has to be practicable and manageable. One worry is that, as broadly outlined last night, the government’s conditional plan may not be either of those things. In many cases it will be physically impossible to bring back the number of pupils being suggested and maintain any sense of social distancing.

At the moment I have no further information from the government about what this means for school. For now, in the short-term, nothing has changed, we are still open to children whose parents are key workers and cannot be cared for safely at home.

I will hopefully have an update on Friday; however, this is dependent on many different things happening.

Please keep checking the website and send us a text if you need anything.

Please keep on the website for work and online learning ideas.

As always, we are driven by our core values of Hope, Perseverance and Friendship.

Mr Fox and Team Donnington