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Keeping our children and teachers safe

19th October 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we approach the end of what has, thus far, been a very successful term of returning to school in the face of the constant and the changing demands and challenges of the current situation, I want to thank you for everything that you have done and are doing to support your children to promote their physical and mental health and happiness and their learning both at home and school.

It has been remarkable, and at times moving, to witness the spirit and the energy of the children’s returning and adapting to the different routines and ways of working throughout this term.

With reports confirming that COVID-19 infections are again on the rise in our locality, I request that you read the attached document: ‘Keeping our children and teachers safe’. This document is designed specifically to support you in making the decisions necessary to help protect both your children’s and our community’s health in a range of circumstances. I am deeply grateful to the medical professionals in our community who worked on this over a period of weeks and then went on to present it to Public Health England and B&NES Health Department for consultation and approval.

In addition to the valuable information and guidance provided in this document, please be aware that any child or children who are tested and who receive a positive test result before a class has to close will not be able to return to school until the whole class returns as the closure of a class will necessitate the class teacher and teaching assistant being instructed to self-isolate at home. Please ensure you keep an eye on Seesaw updates throughout any period of self-isolation.

We will update you as soon as we are aware of any changes to the guidance.

Again, we thank you for all of your encouragement and support at this time.

I wish you a vibrant and happy half-term holiday.

Andrew

Andrew Wishart
Headteacher

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Posted on 21st October, 2020

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