All schools will be resuming on 11 August 2020, if the science indicates that it is safe to do so. However, while the schools are reopening, they won’t be going back to the way they were before. The reason for this is to make sure that staff and children are in as safe an environment as possible.
The main change will be that fewer pupils will be in school at any one time. This means that pupils will take it in turns to go into school for a few days or a week, and then learn at home for the rest of the time. Pupils will start to spend more time in school as soon as it’s safe to do so. It is expected that teachers and staff will be returning to work in June to help put these plans in place and make sure that everything is ready for August. This is being done to prepare for the safety of everyone and your school will provide more information on how this set up will work for your children as soon as possible.
If your little one goes to an Early Learning and Childcare setting, then we are still waiting for more details about when these will reopen and what changes might be required to keep children safe. However, childminders and outdoor nurseries may be able to open sooner than other settings. As soon as anything changes, we will let you know.