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Academy Update – 12/05/2020

Posted on: May 12, 2020

Many of you will have watched developments over the last few days and will have attempted to interpret the Government’s announcements and how it affects your child’s education. The following points are relevant:

  • No year group is returning to schools before 1st June.
  • Some primary school students will return first, possibly on 1st June, if the Government judges this safe and appropriate.
  • Year 7, 8 and 9 students will not return to schools before September as things currently stand.
  • Year 10 students may return before the summer, but not in a full-time capacity and not as an entire year group at the same time. We have no idea when that date might be and that would depend on what happens over the next few weeks in terms of the virus.
  • The definition of critical worker has not changed and is due to be reviewed on 31st May.

I know that a number of you will be concerned about a whole range of issues and the academy will be contacting all parents, but initially, Year 10, to try and find out about the individual challenges you are facing, and concerns that you have so that we can try and address them.

When Y10 students do return to the academy we will be enforcing strict social distancing measures to protect all members of the academy and we will be releasing a video explaining these measures in the days before we reopen.

I know that a number of households contain family members who are shielding. We would absolutely not expect students from such households to come to the academy. Safety is our first priority.

We will receive further guidance about what happens in September in the months to come based upon events.

The most recent advice for parents can be found here.

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

We will continue to update the community as we learn more.

Stay safe
Mr Brennan