4th January 2021
As many of you will have seen in the national news, the education unions have been advising their teacher members and support staff not to return to school on Tuesday 5th January for the first two weeks of the Spring Term.
The unions are advising staff that it is not safe to return to the classroom due to the new COVID-19 strain, however the Government are advising that it is, based on school’s risk assessments, which has been agreed by Leeds City Council.
We are also expecting a further announcement from the Government this evening clarifying the position of schools re-opening.
As you will appreciate this is very last-minute, due to the ever-changing advice in relation to the pandemic and our senior staff members have been working to put plans in place as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
Our COVID-19 risk assessment available on our school website is rigorous and robust and having consulted our staff, we are delighted to state that we currently expect to be open for all classes (Reception to Year 6) from tomorrow the 5th January with the same timetables for opening and collecting children at the start and end of each day as in the Autumn term.
If however, schools are advised to close after this evenings announcement by the Prime Minister (at 8pm) we will update you with the school’s plan immediately afterwards.
We would appreciate it if you could check your email/texts and our school website as any further updates will be communicated in this way.