Back to School (2)

We will let you know very shortly which sessions your child is eligible to attend after our wider reopening on the 29th June.

We have tried to ensure siblings attend during the same week to make it easier for parents and carers.

Could all key worker group parents, who have not done so yet, please let us know your shifts for the 4 weeks starting from the 29th June as soon as possible please. Thank you in advance.

SCHOOL UNIFORM – The Governing Body have confirmed that expectations on wearing school uniform will be relaxed for those children returning after the 29th June. If they would prefer to continue wearing school uniform, they can of course do so.

However, please note (as our ‘British summer’ can be very unpredictable):

– Windows and internal doors will be open so it may be breezy and cool at times. Please ensure your child has a jumper, cardigan or extra layer that they can put on as windows will remain open

– Unless adverse weather, children will be going outside during part of the day. This could be on on of the yards, the forest school or the grass field, so please ensure your child is wearing suitable footwear.

– Some of the activities done outside may lead to clothes getting dirty. If possible please ensure your child is wearing older clothes.

– We may well have many more sunny days so please also ensure your child has a sunhat or cap on those days as well as having applied sun cream before school.

Please continue to follow the current guidance from the WAG, especially in terms of ensuring all members of your household are adhering fully to social distancing guidelines.
The full document from the Welsh Government can be found here: https://gov.wales/keep-education-safe-operational-guidance-schools-and-settings-covid-19

For the protection of the children who will be attending school and the staff and their families, if you are intending to send your child(ren) to school please ensure all your household is adhering to social distancing guidelines. Failure to do so could have serious consequences for other pupils and their families and staff and their families, and could lead to some classes or whole school being closed.

‘Uniform (clothes) that cannot be machine washed should be avoided. Ideally, parents/carers should be encouraged to provide clean clothes for learners every day but this may not be possible…’

‘Under no circumstances should learners or staff attend schools if they:

– ‘feel unwell, have any of the three identified COVID-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or loss of taste or smell) or they have tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 14 days’

– ‘live in a household with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.’

If in doubt about whether their health condition means they should be shielding, staff, parents and carers should take advice from their GP or hospital doctor.’

‘If a learner or staff member lives in a household with someone who is vulnerable or extremely vulnerable, they should only attend a school or setting where they can adhere to social distancing and the learner is able to understand and follow those instructions. This may not be possible for very young children and older children without the capacity to adhere to the instructions on social distancing.