I hope you’ve had a good weekend and enjoyed the sunshine!
In response to some questions from parents this morning, I wanted to reiterate the message sent out last week regarding our current measures to reduce the spread covid-19.
DfE guidance given last week clearly states, ‘If your school is still open at Step 4, you may wish to continue with [existing] measures until the end of your summer term.’ In accordance with this, all our current measures remain in place. This includes children working in bubbles and also the closure of bubbles in response to a positive case.
At this stage of the year, different schools and local authorities are responding to the updated guidance in different ways, and you may hear different information about schools’ responses in the media and from family and friends. However, the legal advice we have been given makes it clear that our school can work for this final week of term in accordance with our existing risk assessments.
We do expect things to be different in September, with schools being less responsible for managing Covid-19 – the NHS seem likely to take more of a lead for managing school infections from that point. We hope this means school life will be less disturbed by covid-19. However, guidance is ever changing and often late to arrive in schools, so we will give parents an update in late August regarding our September plans.