Good Morning everyone,
I hope you have enjoyed your Bank Holiday. It was supposed to be very cool temperature wise. Personally, I found it very pleasant and I may regret not putting on any sun tan lotion this afternoon.!!
I will be meeting with staff today to finalise plans to welcome everyone back on Wednesday. We are as ready as we can be and are looking forward to seeing everyone. Staff will be on hand to help you with drop-off arrangements. (See the Risk Assessment and additional information on the website).
As you will know the number of C-19 cases is high in Bury (including in Whitefield and Prestwich). In light of this, I would ask again, that adults wear masks on their way to and from school, especially in the school grounds. Please prepare your child for the fact that staff greeting your children into school may be wearing a mask. This will be at each staff members discretion. I will be wearing one. I have considered the effect of staff wearing masks and worrying the children, compared with the strong message that we all need to put out about safety for us all.
Once in class, staff will not need to wear a mask. All the children will be told about arrangements in school and what is expected of them. They will spend the vast majority of their time in their classes and moving around school will be kept to a minimum. This is to keep them as safe as possible.
It is extremely important that you tell your child that they must keep to the rules and do as they are told.
As they come in to school all the children will use sanitiser and then be taken in to class. Leaving your child will be difficult after some time at home but this needs to be smooth so please prepare them for this.
I will be in later with final arrangements.
Enjoy the rest of your day. Keep safe and I will see you soon.