• Eskdale Academy

Update on School Phased Return

Good morning,

Following the Government’s announcement yesterday regarding potential changes to the current lockdown situation I thought it important to address the issues that were covered in relation to a return to school.

As stated, should all 5 tests be met successfully a phased return is planned for children currently in Reception, Years 1 and 6 from Monday 1st June.

Exactly how a phased return will operate is yet to be shared with us. Likewise, what this means exactly for children in other year groups or new starters is also unknown.

We anticipate more information and guidance will be provided (to schools) over the coming days enabling us to start planning. Then and only then, will we be in a position to share more information with you.

I know you have a lot of questions and concerns. We all do. Please be assured that we will keep you up to date with information as quickly as we can. Any re-opening will require a lot of planning which will take time so we ask once again for you to extend the patience and respect you have already shown us.

As always, the safety of our children and staff remains at the heart of everything we do, this will never change. We will work with the Local Authority, teaching Unions and other essential partners to ensure this.

As a parent myself I understand whole heartedly the challenges, worries and uncertainty you are feeling at the moment. Please know, your home schooling, juggling work and caring for your immediate and extended family does not go unnoticed. You’re doing an amazing job!

In the meantime, I implore you to continue to follow Government guidance and stay safe.

With very best wishes,

Ms Killeen

Headteacher

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