I’m sure like me, many of you will have watched the Prime Minister’s address to the nation yesterday evening. You will have heard the Prime Minister indicating that the government believes it may be in a position to implement a phased re-opening of schools from 1 June, starting with pupils in Reception, Year one and Year six. This is part of the government’s conditional plan which it says will remain under regular review.
Please be clear, all of us here at All Saints Benhilton want to get more pupils back into school as soon as it is safe to do so. Our teachers have devoted their lives and careers to the care and education of young people – they do not want to see classrooms empty for a day longer than they need to be.
However, the first priority has to be the safety of everyone in the school community. In the meantime, school remains open to vulnerable and key worker children only. Home learning will continue.
We are waiting to receive more information from the government about what this means to our school and that this is a short-term measure, nothing has changed and that we will provide further information in the coming days and weeks once we are able to do so.
Please stay safe and well and we will update you as soon as we possibly can.