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Preparing for the wider opening of schools
On 10 May the Prime Minister announced a roadmap towards recovery, including plans for the phased return of some children to school from the week commencing 1 June. The government has undertaken a detailed risk assessment, based on modelling, that allows certain school cohorts to return, as long as certain measures are put in place.
The schools within the Brigshaw Learning Partnership are doing everything they can to safely manage this. As a trust, The Brigshaw Learning Partnership will follow government guidance as fully as we can, focusing most importantly on their overriding instruction to ‘stay safe’. The BLP Board of Directors is fully committed to supporting our school leaders and local governing bodies in prioritising safety in their decisions on how to open our schools to more children.
Re-opening a school is a decision which is taken by the BLP Board in consultation with BLP schools. Any decision made by the BLP Board will take into account the government guidance and applying it to the school’s individual context. Schools will only invite cohorts of pupils back when the assessment of the risk is that it can be done as safely as is practicable and following government advice.
Certain groups of pupils and staff, such as those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, will continue to learn remotely. For any children not attending school, we will continue to maintain our distance learning offer. And, where possible run this parallel with onsite provision.
Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school if you would like to discuss your child’s provision further or have any questions – it is critically important that you feel comfortable with your child’s safe return to education in school.
Parents will not be fined for non-attendance at this time.