Letter to parents/carers 2nd July
02 July 2020
School Opening Guidance – September 2020
As you are likely aware, today the government has published extensive further guidance on school opening in September 2020.
Obviously, there is considerable detail to digest but we have already begun planning for September and we will share as much detail as we can with you regarding our plans before the summer break. Of course, there may be changes to official guidance, depending on the local and national situations with coronavirus, and we will confirm any plans with you in August.
Our overall goal is to see all students return to school as quickly and safely as possible. Whilst we will be guided by government advice, planning decisions will always be taken with an understanding of relevant local issues and we will always seek to maximise the safety and wellbeing of students and staff.
As always, our governing body will continue to independently scrutinise all of our work and plans moving forwards.
Although there are, of course, a number of uncertainties remaining, at present we are confident that we can establish a ‘new normal’ in September which will enable all students to attend school on a full timetable.
A very brief overview of today’s guidance is available in the following link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-53253722. Although this is, of course, only a news article, it provides a summary which you may find helpful.
It continues to be a real pleasure to have so many Year 10 and 12 students attending school at present. Their behaviour and commitment to their learning has been excellent and we look forward to seeing more of them in the final two weeks of term.