Dear Parent/Carer,

Further to my recent letters, I am writing with an update regarding our Summer Half-Term holiday provision and our provisional plans to welcome more students back to school in June.

First of all, I can confirm that we will be remaining open to all students classed as children of keyworkers or “most vulnerable” on Tuesday to Friday of the Summer Half-Term holiday. Opening hours will be 9.30am to 12.15pm and we will be providing breakfast and lunch free of charge as part of this provision as always.

Secondly, I wanted to reassure all of you that we will not be opening to more students on June 1st outside of our group consisting of students classed as children of keyworkers or “most vulnerable”. Like all schools, we are expecting further guidance from the government during the Summer Half-Term holiday as to whether it is considered safe for more students to return to school. We are therefore putting provisional plans in place to welcome more students back to school no earlier than June 8th.

We hope to communicate more precise plans with families of all Year 10 and 11 students via home visits immediately after half-term but at present we are broadly working towards the following so that you are aware of our thinking:

  • Year 10 students returning to school for 2 days a week only in small groups.
  • Year 11 students returning to school for face-to-face careers interviews.
  • Key Stage 3 students continuing to work from home and attending work experience placements where appropriate.

As you would expect, we are following all government guidance rigorously regarding safety and are finalising our own risk assessment to make sure that school will be a safe place to return to for more students and staff once we get the go-ahead.

If you have any questions or anxieties about any of the information above, please feel free to contact me directly at andrew.wakefield@theedgeacademy.co.uk. A reminder too that the most up to date government guidance for parents and carers regarding the possibility of schools opening to more students in June can be found in full at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/reopening-schools-and-other-educational-settings-from-1-june

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Wakefield

Principal

 

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