Autumn Term 2020:
First and foremost, we would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and carers for their understanding and cooperation since we closed our doors to the majority of pupils at the end of school on Friday 20 March, 2020. We fully appreciate that this period has been challenging for many families who have had to combine childcare and work commitments alongside home schooling.
As all pupils are now returning, we are writing to let you know that we have taken all necessary steps to mitigate the risk of virus transmission at all our schools and our arrangements for welcoming back all children have been quality assured by Educator Solutions – the Trust’s health and safety provider. We know that some of you may be anxious about returning your child to school at this time. Please be assured that we, and the Government, are confident that the benefits of being back in school far outweigh the very low risk the current levels of the virus in the community poses for the vast majority of children. It is vital for all children to return to school to minimise the longer-term impact of the pandemic on education, wellbeing and wider development.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming pupils back into school. If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the individual schools on:
Bacton Primary 01449 781367
Cedars Park Primary 01449 778230
Mendlesham Primary 01449 766224
Stowupland High 01449 674827
Coronavirus: Trust Update
For advice on travelling to school on the bus, please see the poster from Suffolk County Council here: transport Covid-19 Poster
You can find all previous updates and information below:
Please find the Trust Risk Assessments here: JMAT Strategic Risk Framework for Wider Opening, June 2020; COVID-19 Educational Settings Risk Assessment- June 2020
The DfE updates their information on a regular basis and you can find a link to their website here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers
There is also some advice on mental health and wellbeing here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing
Advice for staff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_SDF4j2iCI