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Robert

Arkenstall

Primary School

Pursue Possibilities

Love Learning

Parent Survey on partial re-opening of schools following the Government announcement.

The Prime Minister has announced the intention to re-open primary schools to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 after half-term, and the ambition for all children to return for a month before the summer holiday.


Schools are identifying likely numbers of pupils returning in order to agree required staffing resource and approach with the support of the Local Authority.


We currently have a small group of children who are accessing some in-school provision for priority groups like Key Worker children. We are able to do this with this number of pupils, whilst maintaining effective infection control measures and social distancing. Having more children in school will present challenges and returning to school will be contingent upon a number of factors, including staff availability and the number of Key Worker Children we must provide for. In order to follow guidance in maintaining social distancing, class sizes will need to be significantly smaller. Schools have been instructed to split classes into separate groups, with separate staff, staggered break and lunch times, and staggered pick-up and drop-off times. This, with an emphasis on hygiene and cleaning, is the DfE's guidance on how to implement protective measures with increased school provision. The information sheet from Fulbridge below has been shared to schools by the Local Authority as an info-graphic  summary of the guidance.

Full DfE guidance for parents on opening schools to more pupils from 1st June can be found here

Please complete the school survey by Friday 15th May by clicking the link here