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Coronavirus Update from the Trust

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Further to the announcement by the Prime Minister the Trust is writing with more information about how this will affect our individual schools and the provision we will be making. 

We are making plans to welcome children in Reception, Year One, Year Six and critical worker’s children back to school after half term from Monday 1st June. The Government will confirm nearer the time if they think it is safe for this to happen. At Fressingfield Primary School the Nursery will also re-open. 

Work will continue to be set and sent home for children to complete and please keep checking school’s communications as more tasks and activities will continue to be developed. Bitesize and the Oakland academy will continue online. 

We intend to close the key worker provision at All Saints, Laxfield Primary over half term to allow staff to prepare to return to individual schools and for the school to be cleaned. 

When children return social distancing measures will be put into place to ensure the safety of staff and children. PPE will be worn if children have symptoms consistent with the virus while we wait for parents to collect their child. 

Each school will risk assess their individual setting and make appropriate provision based on the needs of their children and the limitations of school buildings. For example, collection times at the end of the school day may be staggered to avoid too many adults being close to each other at any time. 

We understand that for different reasons parents may decide to delay their child returning to school until a later date. We respect this decision. Please let school leaders know the reasons for this so we can keep accurate records. 

There is a DfE web page with the latest guidance for parents please see this link

We understand that advice changes and guidance can often be interpreted in different ways. We will continue to make the right decisions for our children and settings. Thank you for working with us and helping us to look after our communities in this difficult time. We have seen some wonderful examples of home school communication and learning and want to express our gratitude to all staff, parents and carers for all the hard work that has gone into making this successful for our children.

Individual schools will be in touch to inform parents of local arrangements soon or in the near future. We are aiming to contact parents in the named year group to gain an idea about how many children will be returning. If you are a critical worker and intend for your children to return please let your school know. 

School leaders will also keep communicating to ensure that the latest information is shared. 

We look forward to seeing you again soon. 

Melanie Barrow,
All Saints Schools Trust