Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope this communication finds you safe and well.
We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this uncertain time. We have been reviewing all of the guidance that is available from national, local and other authorities such as the Diocese and the Union representation. As I’m sure you are aware some of the guidance is contradictory and we have made every effort to take the advice provided and apply it sensibly to our school context, we know our school community and families well, and feel that our offer of provision now and moving forward is the most safe and supportive possible.
We will be opening for YR, Y1 & Y6 children on the 1st June as well as continuing to support those children from key and critical worker families. We are continuing to develop our learning offer to ensure the same curriculum will be available to those children both in and out of school. All families will receive specific and further information relating to this as soon as possible.
To those parents/carers who are in YR, Y1 & Y6 who have confirmed they will be sending their children to school from 1st June, Mr Appleby will be contacting you via telephone over the coming days to ascertain your individual requirements and further confirm the preparations that are taking place ready for the wider opening of school for your children. School will be available from Monday-Friday for those families who need it however you are not required to send children full time and we will be as flexible as you need/want us to be.
To those parents/carers who are critical workers, the updated list of critical workers who can access schools or educational settings is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
We urge you to review this guidance and contact us if you require your child/ren to be in school. Now that some lockdown restrictions have been lifted we are able to support any child/ren from families with parents/carers who are categorised as critical workers. Please email the school (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 9am on Thursday 21st May 2020 if you are a critical worker and would like to access school provision or have any questions about this.
We will continue to provide updates and communication as new information becomes available or where it is needed to support the most appropriate planning for our school. We hope you appreciate that this is a very difficult and unprecedented time for all, we are working extremely hard to support each of our families with their individual and unique situations. Your child’s safety and wellbeing has an will continue to be our utmost priority.
Please find the link to our recently created Facebook page to support our communication strategy: https://www.facebook.com/Easington-Church-of-England-Primary-School-101597814900326
As always, should you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We miss our children and the wonderful school family we have here at Easington Church of England Primary and look forward to the day when we can all be together again – stay safe and well.