Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed some happy family time. I am writing to give you an update on the issues that you will no doubt be hearing about in the news and on social media.
I am very happy to hear that Primary Schools can re-open as normal. That, for us is January 6th. It is my firm belief that our children are better off in school, learning alongside their classmates. Your child's teacher keenly wants them there so that we can all learn and grow together. Our staggered entry and exit to and from school will be maintained as will the risk assessment that we have in place.
You may have heard that mass testing will be rolled out in schools. I am keeping up to date with developments here and will learn more in a Schools Advisory Group meeting tomorrow afternoon. (More details to follow!). What I do know is that the programme will start in High Schools FROM the beginning of term. The timescale and arrangements for Primary Schools are unclear at this time. If mass testing was to be offered in Primary schools, it is a parents decision whether to give consent or not.
I will keep you up to date with new information as it becomes available.
I hope that you have a lovely New Years Eve.
Lots of love.
Mrs. Perry :)