Letter response to announcement on May 10th

11th May 2020

Following the Prime Minister's announcement last night, West Gloucestershire Schools Partnership (WGSP) Headteachers’ Group would like to clarify collectively that, in the short-term nothing has changed – our school like those in the rest of the Gloucestershire, remains closed to all pupils, other than those children whose parents are key workers who have previously booked childcare provision and those children deemed vulnerable.  

 The announcement last night encouraged those who cannot work from home to start to return to their jobs however please be aware that we are not able to accept children of these workers into school at present. 

 The Prime Minster indicated that the earliest that schools would open on a phased basis to more pupils is 1 June - and that this is likely to be for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils.  As yet there is no further guidance on what this will look like. As soon as guidance is issued from the government, we will start to make plans and keep you informed.

 

We appreciate that the uncertainty surrounding future planning remains difficult for us all, but know that you, like us, will want to ensure that every step is taken to make our school as safe as possible for all members of our school community whilst we take these tentative steps towards re-opening.

 

Thank you for your continued understanding and patience and be reassured we will keep you informed of any changes as soon as we have notification from the government.