Monday, 11 May 2020

Headteacher's Update

Dear all,

I am sure that after the Prime Minister's statement last night, you have many questions. I also have lots of questions that need clarification too!

At the moment, for us in school, there is no change to the guidance: we will continue to provide care for those pupils of key worker children who are critical to the COVID-19 response and only those who cannot be safely cared for at home. The message is still that it is safer to stay at home.

We have not yet received any information to support us with this new plan to start the phased reopening of some year groups in school. We expect we will receive this information from the DFE shortly, hopefully with some clarification! As soon as we do, we will of course be in touch with you.

As you will no doubt appreciate, we will need clear guidance from the government to plan how it is possible to social distance in schools and keep our children, teachers and families safe; how we might start to phase groups of children returning and what this will look like. Please be assured that when Hacton reopens, we will have done everything in our power to ensure that the necessary plans are in place to keep our children and staff as safe as possible.

As always, we will keep you fully informed but for now, please try not to worry. Our plan is to continue to provide Hacton at Home learning resources, to maintain contact with you, our families, and to support each other in these very difficult and uncertain times.

Please also note that when your teachers contact you this week, they will have no further information on the future openings so please refrain from bringing this up in discussion. If you have any worries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I hope that you and your family are keeping well and staying safe.

Kind Regards,

Emily Leslie
Headteacher