As stated in the letter about extension of opening of Newsham Primary School from Mrs Armstrong 22.5.20, we are aiming to invite Y1 and Reception children into school for the week beginning 15th June. This will depend on how safely we can manage increased numbers of Y1 children in school next week but we are trying to plan ahead. If you have a child in Reception or Y1 and you would like them to be in school under the new socially distant arrangements that we are trying to instigate, you must complete the booking forms by 12:00 on 9th June.
Please make sure that you read the linked letter before you complete the form. The letter Mrs Armstrong has sent to you this week is also very important as it provides details about the new and stringent arrangements in school. Unfortunately one of the new safety measures is that only one parent or carer can bring a child to school and no access to the school premises can be allowed. Children will be collected from the school gates and we understand that this may be difficult for some of our youngest children. Mrs Armstrong details all the measures that have been put in place but is also clear that she cannot guarantee safety in school at this time despite our best efforts.
For year groups that are invited back into school, we are aware that demand for places could change over time. Consequently, if your child secures a place in school for any particular week, it cannot be guaranteed that the same offer will be made for the following week. Also, we can not guarantee that the year groups invited back will secure that place through to the end of the summer term. We are going to have to be flexible with our offer and are moving forward cautiously while the R level in the North East remains highest in the whole of the UK.
Thank you for your ongoing consideration and patience. There is nothing we want more than to have our special school operating as normal again. We will get there over time and we’ll get there together.