School Closure Tuesday 5th January

4th January 2021

Dear Parents

In light of Boris Johnson’s announcement this evening about the closure of schools to pupils other than those who are considered vulnerable and those of critical workers, all DGAT schools including St John’s Church of England Academy will be closed to all pupils tomorrow (Tuesday 5 January). This is to enable us to safely organise both the in school provision and the remote learning.

We fully appreciate that this will cause you inconvenience however a review of our risk assessments indicates that, in order to deploy staff safely to bubbles, to allocate places for critical workers and to plan for the number of children to expect, we are not able to do this before tomorrow morning. We had no prior warning that this was to happen and an announcement at 8pm for implementation the following day is simply not feasible.

We will communicate promptly with you in the morning to explain the situation further.

We appreciate your support at this time

 Yours sincerely,

Pam Howell