Letter from Mrs Collier
Dear Parents and Carers
I am writing to update you once more on the ongoing progress with Stawley Primary School’s reopening plan. At the moment we have successfully reopened the building and been able to run our new operating procedures, I am sure you will appreciate these are fluid and have seen significant changes in our school.
We are now managing a complex balance of remote home learning combined with in school education for a small number of children. This balance remains a core focus and will be so for a long time to come. Additionally the return to use of the school building has led to a hugely increased focus on cleaning provision – this means that all staff on site are now taking on an active cleaning role where usually this would be at a minimum. These measures will also remain in place for the foreseeable future and are entirely necessary to keep our children and staff as safe as possible on site.
I have previously explained the challenges we are facing in balancing the needs of our year groups across the school and the provision we can put in place. To this end and in light of our first week of successful operation, I am extending our current offer.
To give greater opportunity to access core education whilst also maintaining both crèche and remote learning I would like to open the school Monday to Thursday to children from Class 1 and in the Class 2 Keyworker crèche. Having merged provision for the Reception and Year 1 children it makes sense to close the site to pupils on a Friday to allow all staff to deep clean the school and maintain our remote provision.
To this end from Monday 8th June, sessions will run as follows:-
Class 1: Reception & Year 1 children Monday to Thursday - 9am to 3pm
Keyworker Creche Class 2: Monday to Thursday 8.45 to 2.45pm
These hours will maintain our staggered arrival and departure times for social distancing and allow us to ensure that all equipment is cleaned on a daily basis. It will also enable an intensive clean of all classrooms and additional areas used on Fridays.
In time, should we find that the Friday planning and cleaning time is not needed we will revise this and also open on Fridays; however at the moment we are adapting to a new framework for working whilst still balancing the needs of all our children.
From the perspective of safety, we are continuing to work hard to ensure the whole site is as safe as we can but there is no guarantee that the virus will not enter our school.
Finally, it would help us in managing our preparations if parents with children in the categories covered give us at least 48 hours notice within the working week of their child’s return.
Thank you for bearing with us,
With best wishes