More details on the government’s conditional and phased return to school from Monday 1 June have now been released. We are working closely with the government, local authorities and public health experts to plan a way forward for our schools to open with the top priority being maximum safety for both staff and pupils.
Whereas going into lockdown was relatively straightforward, the gradual return to school will be a significant challenge. We will need to work out how to implement a phased return with fewer numbers and appropriate distancing, possibly also staggering start and end times.
We are conscious that currently, parents and carers are very concerned and some are saying they do not want their children to go back to school in June. We understand those concerns and we will bear them in mind throughout all our planning.
Once the situation becomes more clear we will be in touch again.