Dear Parents and Carers,
Hope you have all been enjoying this incredible weather we have been experiencing recently.
Having listened carefully to direction from Councillor Imran Khan (Bradford’s Policy Holder for Education);
“Advice from public health has established that in our district, only two of the five tests set by government have currently been met. As a result, the council is concerned that the 1 June date is too soon for the safe return of reception, year one and year six pupils.”
Then through detailed consultation with our governing board, neighbouring MyBD5 Headteachers and the Local Authority; the following course of action has been agreed regarding a phased wider school opening. Again, as with everything at the moment, this plan is only conditional and will depend on updates from the government, Department for Education and Public Health.
School will open for Year 6 children on Monday 15th June
School will start at 9:15 a.m. to allow a controlled and staggered arrival with key worker children and other groups already attending school. Following the same reasoning school will finish at 2:30 p.m. School will close at midday on Friday afternoon to enable teachers to have their PPA time.
School will open for Year 1 children on Monday 22nd June
School will start at 10 a.m. to allow a controlled and staggered arrival with Year 6 children, key worker children and other groups already attending school. Following the same reasoning school will finish at 2 p.m. School will close at 12:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon to enable teachers to have their PPA time.
Arrangements for key worker children and other vulnerable groups will remain exactly the same.
For all children the following measures will be put in place:
It is NOT COMPULSARY to send your child to school and you will have my full support on whatever you decide is best.
When we have learned from our suggested phase return plans for Year 6 and Year 1, I will write to you regarding the reintegration of other year groups. This situation is completely new to all of us and I am not prepared to make any false promises or reassurances at this stage.
Above all, I will endeavour to ensure that every child has a chance to come back to school before the new academic year and I am currently liaising with staff to see if we can make this possible throughout the six week’s holidays. This way we will not be compromising the safety of children by rushing to have every class back at the same time.
If you have any further questions or enquiries please email or telephone the school office.
Thanks again for your unabridged guidance and support.
Look after yourselves and stay safe,