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On 29th January, the First Minister announced that if the number of coronavirus cases continued to fall over the following weeks then the intention would be for the youngest learners in primary schools to return to face to face learning from 22nd February 2021.
The latest published scientific briefing sets out the evidence and supports the phased return to more face to face learning in schools. This is supported by a statement by the Chief Medical Officer.
This phased approach needs to achieved safely and in a flexible manner. It will begin with the return to school of all foundation phase children from 22nd February 2021. Cardiff Education Authority are encouraging as many 3-7 year olds to return as soon as possible, so that all children will be back in school by Friday 26th February 2021. If your child is due to start nursery for the first time this term, then members of the nursery team will contact you by phone at some point this week.
Providing that the school has the capacity to do so, it will continue to provide an educational provision on-site for vulnerable children to safeguard their welfare and for the children of critical workers to ensure essential services can continue to function. Please see the school’s newsletters for further information on this.
From next half term, and until further notice, our KS2 children will continue to access a comprehensive package of distance/home learning led by their class teachers. Welsh Government will continue to review their reopening plans in the coming weeks and as soon as I have further information, then these plans will be communicated with the school community. In the meantime, please continue to check our Twitter feed, school website and ClassDojo notices for updates.
This continues to be an extremely challenging time for everyone and in light of the new variant there is still a need to adhere to strict control measures. It is important that outside of school all staff, children and their families continue to stay at home as much as possible and limit their contact with others. This will assist in the national prevention measures being followed in order to reduce the spread of the virus.
The school will be sharing full details of the return schedule tomorrow morning.
After half term, Parents/Carers of children in the foundation phase will need to follow appropriate measures when dropping children off in school such as the use of face coverings, adhering to social distancing measures and following school expectations. The intention is to proceed cautiously to ensure rates of COVID-19 do not start growing again.
Please stay safe and take care,
Mr. D Harris
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