Dear Parents/ Carers,
Following the Prime Minister’s speech on Sunday night and the subsequent documentation
published on Monday, parents are aware that the government would like pupils to return to school ‘at the earliest’ on the 1st June. The reopening will begin with the youngest pupils in Nursery (aged 3+), Reception and Year 1 plus Year 6.
The safety of children and staff is, as always, of paramount importance to us. In Friday’s newsletter there will be a detailed plan for Clee Hill Community Academy demonstrating the safeguarding changes which will be put in place so that this can be logistically achieved. Let me make this very clear to parents although we can make adaptations to the school environment and the school routines, the challenge of social distancing will be very difficult in Primary Schools and impossible for children in Nursery and Reception. Our school environment and subsequently school learning will look and feel very different for staff, parents and pupils.
Parents and carers are the best people to make a decision which affects their children’s health
and safety. Therefore, although the government is encouraging all children who are eligible to attend school, Shropshire Council will not issue any fines for families who wish to continue home school learning until September and we will support the decision of any families who wish their children to remain at home during the summer term.
In order to plan for reopening, we need to know the numbers of pupils who are planning to return
to school on the 1st June including pupils from Nursery, Year R, Year 1 and Year 6 plus pupils whose parents are key workers. This is likely to be on a two weekly rolling program, where pupils attend school one week and home school the next. Siblings will be matched to attend the same cycle. Pupils of key workers will be
offered a place for both weeks in the cycle.
In Friday’s newsletter, there will be a detailed document outlining the safeguarding measures put in place.
If you would like your children to return to school on the 1st June, please dojo or email me
Ceri.firstname.lastname@example.org before Tuesday 19th May, at 9am so we can plan accordingly.
Mrs Ceri Little