16th July 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
I am now able to give you more detail about the opening of the school for all pupils in September 2020. The safeguarding, safety and well being of children remains the highest priority and will be continually monitored during re-opening and into the school year. The purpose of this letter is to give you the practical information you need and, as best we can, to reassure you that we are working tirelessly to make this opening as safe and positive as possible. At the end is a list of items we would like each child to bring to school.
The planning process has been challenging and has required us, at times, to put aside what we know about good primary practice, as we endeavour to balance the emotional well-being of children and staff with the stringent safety measures we are required to implement. For all of us, school will be very different and no-one will be able to have the freedom to move around as normal.
Essential Kit List for September
All pupils apart from Yr R will need a named pencil case (to keep in school), containing colouring pencils, felt tips and a pencil sharpener. T
he school will provide all other stationery items. If you are unable to provide the above, please contact the school and we can help.
Named water bottle – to be kept at school and brought home for sanitisation at the weekend.
Named wellies – to be kept in school
School uniform including school shoes. (Trainers are not part of school uniform)
PE Kit and trainers (PE bag not needed for the time being)
A waterproof, warm winter coat with hood.
A named bookbag (Yrs R – 3)
Please do not send your child in with a backpack.
We hope this information is useful to you.
Please rest assured that our amazing staff are working very hard to ensure that everything is as safe as possible, whilst maintaining the nurturing ethos we hold so dear, for your child during the time they are in our care.
We would like to thank you for your understanding and support at what has been a very demanding time for all of us. We hope that you all have a peaceful and healthy summer.
Serena Nicholls David Buckley
Headteacher Chair of Governors