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Headteacher parent update on potential return to school

Dear Parents and Carers

Your ongoing support is so appreciated at this difficult time. We understand how challenging home education can be and we admire you for your efforts and thank you for your support of the School.

On the 14th May we informed you of the School’s position following the Government’s announcement that Year 10 and Year 12 should begin receive some face to face time with their teachers from June 1st. We said that because there were many unanswered questions we would be appropriately guarded and cautious. This remains the case. Early discussions and an exchange of information have been held with relevant groups within the organisation including leaders, governors, Unions and health and safety consultants. They will be engaged in operational planning and the formulation of a risk assessment. In due course we will share meaningful plans with the whole staff body and parents and carers.

We are currently providing an education on site for the vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. Today, I want to reassure you that any start date will be solely driven by our readiness to move safely into new arrangements. At this stage we do not believe that we will be ready to open to Year 10 or Year 12 on June 1st. As we get closer to the completion of planning and risk assessing, we will inform you of our proposed timeline for return and the basis on which students will return and we will share with you those plans.

It remains the case, of course, that we hope you stay safe. Please feel free to call the School or email if you have any queries.

 

Jane Benton M.Ed., MBA

Chief Executive Officer

The Chingford Academies Trust