Returning to school - January 2021

3rd January 2021

Dear Parents / Carers 

Returning to School  

As you will be aware we are responding to a fast moving situation with regard to the safe opening of schools following the Christmas holiday. 

During the last 24 hours we have monitored and given serious consideration to our obligation to provide a safe environment for both staff and children. We have also responded to and acted upon staffing issues, the coronavirus infection rates in the local community and Northumberland County Council guidance.  

As a result of this consultation we are writing to inform you that children will be taught online from Monday 4th January. We will still be providing education for all of our children and will be diligently working to maintain this.

Learning activities will be detailed on the school website under the “Class closures COVID 19” tab by 9am tomorrow morning and teachers will be available through email to support this remote learning. 

Provision for children of key workers (as listed in the link below) will be available in school, please use this google form to indicate your requirements for the coming week. 

Provision for children of keyworkers - google form

We request that you only use this facility if absolutely necessary and you are unable to work from home. Children attending school tomorrow need to come to the Studio via The Park Gate, bring a packed lunch with them and wear clean clothes every day, preferably school uniform. 

School staff will be in touch as soon as possible with further details about Free School Meals provision and the availability of in school teaching to meet the specific needs of some children and families.

We appreciate the difficulties facing some of our families due to this last minute decision. It has not been taken lightly and we are committed to frequently reviewing this situation in light of national and local advice and circumstances. As always we are working in the best interest of our children, staff and local community.

Thank you for your support in this matter.

Kind regards

Jenny Smith         Angela Jefferies
Head Teacher       Chair of Governors