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What to bring to school - Information for September
We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back in September, subject to Government guidance. In order to settle the children in successfully we will be putting the following measures in place, as detailed in the letters below:
Staggered start days - in the best interests of the children and in line with our risk assessment the start of term will be staggered by Family Group House Teams. Pupils in Torridge and Tavy will come back to school on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th September; Pupils in Tamar and Taw will come back on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th September. All pupils will come in together for the full day on Friday 11th September. This will ensure that pupils are not overwhelmed on their initial return to school and allow expectations to be established.
Staggered start times - these will be in place for the foreseeable future, in line with our risk assessment, to allow for adequate social distancing between adults and children at drop off and collection points (details in the letter below).
Friday afternoon closure - due to the current situation, we are unable to continue with our very successful 'Enrichment Programme' at this time. Therefore, parents are requested to collect their children two hours before the end of the usual school day unless they have indicated that childcare is required. We hope to re-introduce our Friday afternoon enrichment activity sessions as soon as it is safe to do so and Government guidance allows.
Family Project (Breakfast and After School Club) will be running from September but places will be limited so we advise parents to book promptly to avoid disappointment.
Letter from Dr Virginia Pearson - Director of Public Health Devon - 21st September 2020
Letter to Parents - Return to School Update - 16th September 2020
Letter to Parents regarding Return to School - 1st September 2020
Letter to Parents regarding September - July 2020
Open Letter to parents (17.06.2020) from Head of Education and Learning at Devon County Council
Following the Government announcement on 10th May, the school will partially re-open only to pupils who have indicated a wish to return in the specified cohorts from Wednesday 3rd June as follows:
Bluecoat Group, Nursery and Year 6 - start on Wednesday 3rd June and will remain in school full-time until the end of the Summer term.
Reception Tavy (Red) and Torridge (Blue) only - start on Monday 8th June and will attend on a week on, week off basis. Reception Taw (Green) and Tamar (Yellow) only - start on Monday 15th June and will also attend on the alternate week on, week off basis until the end of the Summer term. This is due to the high number of Reception pupils seeking to return and will ensure both that we can keep them safe and that they can continue to be with their own class teacher.
Year 1 - start on Wednesday 10th June and remain in school full-time until the end of the Summer term.
The situation will be continually reviewed and should there become an increased risk to the school community or a spike in the local infection rates, there may be a requirement to reduce the numbers in school again so it is important that families have contingency arrangements in place.
Headteacher update - 27.05.2020
Provision will continue for children of key workers (as defined by the government), vulnerable children and, where appropriate, those with EHCPs.
Resources to help children understand Coronavirus - Devon County Council
Please be mindful of the latest government advice regarding travel which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance and at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice .