Holy Trinity update

Holy Trinity update


Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to you following the Prime Minister’s address on Sunday Evening and further guidance being released by the DfE earlier this week for the ‘roadmap’ to easing the current lockdown. This guidance outlines how schools might begin to open with a phased approach being used.

The government’s plan is for a phased return for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children from Monday 1st June 2020. We are currently planning for this and have been actively working with the local authority and other schools in the Calne cluster.

Later today we will be sending out an email to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 parents to find out parents’ intentions about sending their children into school from the week beginning Monday 1st June 2020. In addition, we will be sending out an email to all parents to ensure that we understand the numbers of key worker children, who intend to send their children into school from the week beginning Monday 1st June 2020. We are doing this so that Holy Trinity is best placed to plan for its provision for Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and for identified key workers and vulnerable children. At the moment, we understand that those children who are designated as key workers or vulnerable will need to stay with that group from Monday 1st June 2020 and will not be able to be put in a Reception, Year 1 or Year 6 pod (a pod being a group of up to fifteen children). Home learning will continue in its current format.

We have devised some plans for Monday 1st June, but these are being altered on a daily basis in response to guidance from the Government, local authority and unions. When we have finalised these plans, we will communicate them to parents. Holy Trinity will not be returning as a normal school and there are many things that we need to consider to keep everyone safe before we can return.

I must stress that the ‘roadmap’ that the Prime Minister has laid out is dependent on the infection levels in the country decreasing. If, over the next few weeks with the gradual easing of lockdown the rate of infection (R) goes above ‘1’, he has made it clear that timescales may change but again, I will keep you informed of any changes that we need to plan for.

The government have released further guidance for parents and you can read this on the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Thank you for your understanding at this time. It is important that any return that we make is done as safely as possible for children and for staff and safety will be paramount  in all of our planning for this phased return.

Yours sincerely

Mr Shore