19TH MAY 2020 - LETTER TO PARENTS, CARERS AND ADVOCATES (ADVISING OF A DELAY TO THE DATE OF THE POTENTIAL WIDER OPENING OF TRUST SETTINGS)
Please find below the link to the most recent Trsut letter sent to our families
19TH MAY 2020 - LETTERS TO PARENTS AND CARERS, POTENTIAL REOPENING OF TRUST SCHOOLS IN JUNE 2020
Visitors to our website are invited to download the following letter, from our CEO and Chair of Trustees, to our Parents and Carers
14TH MAY 2020 - LETTER FROM THE CEO AND CHAIR OF TRUSTEES, THE SAFE REOPENING OF OUR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGE
Visitors to our website are invited to download the following letter, from our CEO and Chair of Trustees, to our Parents and Carers:
11TH MAY 2020 - SAFE REOPENING OF SCHOOLS
Further to the announcement from the Prime Minister on Sunday 10th May, we do understand and appreciate that many of our families are seeking further information regarding the safe opening of our Trust schools.
At present, the Government guidelines are that Primary schools will reopen ‘at the earliest’ on June 1st as part of Boris Johnson’s ‘conditional plan’ for reopening the UK. However, at this stage, reference has only been made to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils.
We do need to ensure that the phased reopening of our schools is safe for both pupils and staff; this requires a considerable amount of careful planning, supported by appropriate resources. With this in mind, together with the most recent Government statement, families are advised that our schools currently remain closed to all children, except those who have already been allocated a child care place. In order for families to be able to plan accordingly, this will remain the Trust’s policy until at least after the half term dates, as published for each school.
We recognise that a prolonged period away from school has been extremely difficult for a number of our children, their families and our staff. Many are eager to return to school and their families are keen to return to their own place of work. Unfortunately however, it is not yet safe to open our schools beyond the arrangements currently in place. Therefore our school teams will continue to work hard with supporting remote learning and they of course remain available should you need to get in touch.
When have further information regarding the safe, and carefully phased, opening of our schools we will make these details available to you. In the meantime, we would like to assure all of our families and staff that safety remains our priority and to thank you for your continued support.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
In light of the recent Covid-19 pandemic, the Trustees and Senior Leaders are continually working together to safeguard all of our Learners and staff. Learners are able to access the Trust's provisions on the basis of the risk assessments that have been carried out for each setting; families and carers are encouraged to contact their relevant provision to confirm local policy.
We are keen to ensure that the Health and Safety of all staff and Learners is protected and have therefore risk assessed the safe capacity of all our buildings, putting in place suitable measures to protect all. In doing so, we have identified some practises that may be deemed unsuitable in the current climate and have discontinued these. However, we are seeking to continually improve our safeguarding arrangements and therefore, if any colleagues are concerned about practises being unsafe, the Senior Leader on site is to be immediately alerted.
The Trust continues to follow all of the most up to date Government guidance for Education providers. In doing so, please be assured that the entire Trust team is absolutely committed to supporting all of our Learners and their families during this difficult time and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible.
DIGITAL DEVICES SCHEME - SUPPORTED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION
We understand that many of our families will have heard recent reports regarding the scheme for digital devices (funded by the Department for Education) to support our pupils with remote learning. Please find below a link to the Trust's notice in relation to this; we hope that it will provide helpful information regarding the sourcing and allocation of these: