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Possible re-opening of schools to more pupils in June

12th May 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

Possible reopening of school to more pupils in June

We know you will have seen in the news that schools may reopen, at the earliest, from the 1st June for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. At the moment, the earliest our school would reopen would be the 8th June in line with our planned holiday.

Whilst some guidance was issued last night work needs to be done to seek clarification from the government, which will hopefully help with our action planning for our phased reopening. We will share this with you as soon as we have it so that you know what the schools reopening will look like in practise.

We know it is a very unsettling time for us all, but rest assured that we are going to be doing everything we can to make sure we are ready to receive these year groups when it is safe for our school to reopen in the coming weeks.

However, we are not going to be pressuring anyone to send their children to school, since you know your children and personal situation best. We will keep you updated with all our preparation for making sure that school is as safe as possible so you can make an informed decision.

In the meantime, the school is still open only for vulnerable pupils and the children of critical workers. We know some employers will be encouraging you to return to work, but we are not in a positon right now to extend places to other children until we receive further government guidance.

Everyone here at St Matthew’s would like to thank you for your continued support in helping your child with their home learning. We have loved seeing what you have been doing on the class blogs. Our next home learning packs will be delivered to your home on Monday 18th May, look out for our staff and give them a wave.

Yours sincerely

Mrs G Ryding

Headteacher

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