It has been so lovely to have our FP children back in school this week, it is great to hear laughter and learning going on! And we are hopeful that we can have the whole school back open in the very near future, but please be aware that we have not been given a firm date yet.
Just a few messages you may have missed this week.
Roadworks outside the bottom gate at school may cause some problems for traffic. KS2 pupils will still be able to access through the gates on foot.
£100 fines come into force from Monday 1st if you are smoking on school grounds or in playgrounds
Although we are back in school the same covid restrictions apply regarding not meeting up, having playdates or sleepovers. Can I refer you back to the message from Claire Homard from before half term- When children chat about things that are happening outside of school to their teachers, which is quite normal, we hear stories of some families not abiding by the rules and are socially mixing. These stories are supported by information gathered by the Test, Trace and Protect Team who follow up with calls to people who have tested positive who are asked to identify their close contacts. Breaches of the guidance helps the virus spread. Where a school has strong evidence that families who are accessing face to face provision are not following the guidance, the offer of that place may be withdrawn. The Council is asking for everyone to play their part and follow the guidelines to keep our children and our school workforces safe.
And finally a big thank you to all those foundation Parents who have tried to synchronise their arrival times at school this week. As you are aware, we are asking that you arrive at a specified time to avoid the chances of transmission when the area is busy. With an eye to the junior classes coming back, it is so important to arrive at your given time, not early or late, so that we do not have large numbers of people waiting. Even by arriving 3 minutes early you are having to stand and wait and therefore increasing the likelihood of the transmission of the virus. Please help us to keep the pupils, our staff and the whole community safe by arriving on time.
I hope you have a lovely, and safe, weekend.
Mr Cass, Headteacher