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Have a great summer everyone and thanks for supporting the children so well during the year. We look forward to seeing you all on 7th September 2021. Please check your email for the latest updates. Information is available on the latest news section and Coronavirus COVID-19 page. Good attendance since our whole school return. 96% across the whole school. Thanks for your great efforts. Our COVID-19 page is available on the ‘Parent' tab. This includes the measures that will be in place to ensure the safety of those on our school site. Please view these measures and follow the guidance outlined. REACH FOR THE STARS... POSSIBILITIES...MAKING A DIFFERENCE...BOOKS BUILD BRAINS... ADVENTURE... Our school is 'good' in all Ofsted Framework areas. Our most recent report indicates: 'Thoughtful, high-quality care contributes well to the happy and harmonious school atmosphere.'

Wider Return to School Update

You may be aware that some of our year 6 pupils returned to school this week alongside our continuing childcare provision for key worker pupils. Westerhope Primary has provided care right the way through the COVID period and also supported care during the holidays, with only bank holidays and one deep cleaning day of closure. I can report that our safety measures are working well for the 49 pupils currently accessing provision.

 

We are following closely the guidance and  arrangements advocated by the Department of Education with children and staff working socially distant and in ‘bubbles’ of no more than 15.  The arrangements for the separation of pupils and staff in this way means that the capacity for wider re-opening at this time is greatly reduced. This week we have had more requests from key workers in need of child care. As these requests come into admin, we are required to increase the numbers within the individual child care groups until the bubble reaches 15. We have capacity to continue to provide such child care alongside the year 6 provision at this stage. The provision for the child care groups continues to be the main priority of government. As a result of the numbers within the key worker groups and the number of working bubbles around school, it is highly unlikely that circumstances in the coming weeks would allow for the wider return of nursery, reception and year 1 pupils. However, we will continue to review this on a regular basis and in light of the directives from government. If this situation changes I will inform you at the earliest opportunity.

 

Please continue to look at the website COVID-19 page for further information and visit our Home Learning section also. We will also clarify any arrangements for the new school year when the national picture becomes clearer.

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