We are happy to see all of the children back in school. For many of them, they will have had a very long absence but they have returned in a very positive way and seem keep to pick up again on their learning. Hopefully the reintegration sessions we ran at the end of summer term will have helped ease some of the anxieties they may have had. All of the staff are very mindful of the strange circumstances of the last six months so will be even more alert to the children’s needs in the coming weeks and months. The school is set up to be as safe as we possibly can and we will continually review our procedures as the school year progresses.
As you may be aware, the DfE have updated their guidance recently. In turn we have updated our school risk assessment and action plan for the safe return of pupils. We have also produced a recovery plan to support the children in getting back to school after such a long break and getting their learning up to speed. You can find them all below. We will also see a useful guide from Devon County Council regarding school attendance particularly when it is safe or not safe to send them in. There is additional letter, on the same topic, from the DfE.
As ever, we are always here to answer any questions you may have. Please call the school office and come and see me on the playground before and after school each day.