9th December 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
As we approach the end of an unprecedented year, I would like to thank you for your ongoing support. I also wish to commend the children for the manner in which they have adapted to the new arrangements and procedures brought about because of Coronavirus. They have been a real credit to yourselves and the school.
You may have been made aware through last night’s news programmes, that the Department for Education are allowing schools to close 1 day early on Thursday 17th December 2020 in order for schools to have an additional inset day. The main reason for the Department for Education allowing this is to enable school staff to be free from engaging with Test and Trace from 23rd December and during the Christmas break. I know that this will not affect the children who are currently having to self-isolate in Early Years and Year 2, but feel it is important that all parents and carers have this information.
This change will mean that we will need to re-arrange some of our usual end of term activities which, we will strive to do, so the children can have a pleasant end to the term.
I hope that you and your family will be able to have a pleasant and safe Christmas and we look forward to welcoming the children back on Tuesday 5th January 2021.
Dr Diane Elleman