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Letter sent to Year 10 Parents

Please see the information below that was sent out to Year 10 parents to confirm if your child will be returning to school when it re-opens week commening 15/06/20.

The letter states to reply to school comms Yes or No, this just means reply to the email please.

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope this letter finds you well.

I am sure that many of you have seen the recent news regarding the phased opening of schools and I would like to provide you with an update for our plans for Year 10 students. Following on from the recent announcement and the subsequent guidance from the DfE, we are now in a position to finalise the planning of the wider opening of the school to Year 10 students from the week beginning June 15th.

We are mindful that by September all our students will have missed 5 months of formal education and we are resolute in our ambition to support and supplement the work students have been completing as part of their current home learning. With this in mind, we will be offering face-to-face support for Year 10 students to supplement the remote learning that has already taken place. It is important to stress that students will not be in school every day nor will they be in their normal classes; instead students will work in small groups to ensure that social distancing is adhered to.

The Government is encouraging children in the eligible year groups to attend unless they are self-isolating or there are other reasons for absence (such as shielding due to health conditions). Unfortunately, siblings in different year groups, unless those siblings are children of key workers or vulnerable children, will not be able to attend at this time. Parents will not be fined for their children’s non-attendance during these arrangements. In order for us to complete the planning, we need to know whether you have the intention for your child to return to school. Please reply to the SchoolComms message with either Yes or No as soon as possible.

I know that many of you will rightly have concerns about health and safety. Ensuring that the site is safe for staff and students has been our priority, as we work towards a wider re-opening. It is important to note that a full risk assessment has been completed to ensure the safety of students and staff. Further details will be published nearer the time of opening.

I would like to stress, that we continue to operate our childcare provision for those of you who are government identified key workers and for vulnerable children. We also enjoy celebrating examples of the great home learning being completed by your children during this period through our Proud Thursday. Please encourage your child to continue to complete their work in accordance with the published lesson plans and materials. We will do our very best to share many more great examples of our students’ resourcefulness, creativity and excellence with you on our Twitter feed @DeltaTheLaurel.

I would like to thank you for all your support in home-schooling your children; we all know this is no easy task, especially amid a world of distractions. I would also like to thank all of those who have taken the time to contact us to thank the school for the work we have provided and the provision we have put in place. Everyone at school warmly appreciates your support.

Yours sincerely,

R Brooke
Principal