End of Year update
I thought I should pen a final message to you all as we close for the summer holidays to wish you all a relaxing break and also to provide you with a few details about what the start of the autumn term might look like.
I would like to start by offering my appreciation to all those parents who have written to me, thanking the staff for all of their efforts during the extended period of partial closure. I have passed all of your messages on to my staff and they would like me to express their gratitude for your positive comments.
Head teachers and school leaders across the country have been told to expect regular updates and guidance from the DfE throughout the summer holidays. With this in mind, I would again like to stress the importance of checking your inbox for any updates from us throughout this period. That being said, given the latest guidance which we received last week from the Secretary of State for Education, I am able to provide you with some details about what the new term will look like in September. These include;
- Children in KS1 and KS2 return to school on Tuesday 1st September
- Children will be expected to attend school.
- Children will be grouped into Phase bubbles to promote social distancing (Reception, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2)
- Only children in Reception, KS1 and those entitled to FSM will be given the option of having a hot dinner. All other children are to bring a packed lunch and will eat in classrooms.
- Uniforms to be worn throughout the week as normal
- On days when children have PE, they are to come to school in black jogging bottoms, white t-shirt and school jumper/cardigan etc.
- Temporary suspension of the wearing of indoor shoes. Plimsolls will however will be required for indoor PE
- No whole-school assemblies
I will write to you before the start of the autumn to confirm these and any additional measures which have been implemented.
Parents will also shortly receive a flier from ‘Playfair and Fairshare’, reminding them of access to free meals provision for children in Leicester throughout the summer period.
Finally, I look forward to seeing you all again in the new term and wish you all happy and healthy summer break.