22 May School Update Friday 22nd May
SCHOOL UPDATE FRIDAY 22nd MAY 2020
You will have received the letter from school this week outlining the situation regarding the planned extension of school opening beyond vulnerable children and children of key workers. We are and have been in consultation meetings throughout this week with other local headteachers and Haringey’s Children’s Service. The purpose of these meetings has been to continue the detailed planning that is required to ensure we can make the school environment as safe as we possibly can for all of our staff, the children returning to school and the wider local community.
There is much reporting in the various media outlets all offering different views on what should happen next in terms of extending school opening. I am sure that you will all have your own personal views dependant on your own personal situation. We have to take the view that we must feel confident that we can ensure as far as possible the wellbeing and safety for all of our staff. Once we are confident that is the case then we can be confident we have created the safest possible environment for your children to return.
We will continue to be guided by government advice and directives alongside Haringey’s advice, union guidance and support as well as the views of our governing body who have also been involved in meetings this week discussing the plans for extended school opening.
We hope that you are continuing to access home learning on the website. We are very aware that what is being offered for home learning in no way replaces or can match the learning opportunities offered by your children coming to school. However we endeavour to provide an opportunity for your children to continue their learning at home during this challenging time. We are reviewing how we manage home learning and how we can offer it to you.
Below is a link to an online hub to guide you through how to set parental controls for your children’s access to online activities.
This is a message from our reading lead, Mrs Spencer.
Draw along with Ed Vere
Follow along as BookTrust’s Illustrator in Residence Ed Vere teaches us how to draw characters from well-loved books. You can watch these tutorials on www.youtube.com/Booktrust
Enjoy your half term and access the holiday homework which is on the school website. As always if you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8888 9771.
School will be closed to all children for the half term break; Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May.
School will reopen for key worker and vulnerable children on Monday 1st June at 8:45.