4th June, 2020Update
Today, the Education Minister, Kirsty Williams announced that schools in Wales will be able to open more widely to pupils from June 29th, 2020. This announcement outlines that pupils will be able to return for limited periods of time, with no more than a third of pupils being present in school, at any given time, on a rota.
This means that it is intended for all pupils to have some access, on a rota, to in-school learning before the end of term and academic year. In addition the term has been extended by one week so that schools are expected to remain open until July 27th, 2020.
We have been formulating detailed plans to open further to more pupils, over the past few weeks and this includes comprehensive and detailed risk-assessments. Now that the Welsh Government has announced these plans today, we will be discussing the implications and possibilities of how we operate a rota to enable access to face-to face learning, albeit on a reduced basis.
Further details will be shared with you as soon as possible and Welsh Government has informed us that further details will be provided to schools next week. Once we have received these details and considered them alongside our facilities, resources and risk assessments, we will provide you with a fuller picture of the decisions we have made for your children. Please note, it is a matter for schools to decide how they can open safely, taking into consideration their unique and individual context, setting and available resources and we look forward to sharing our plans and risk assessments with you next week.
Our very best wishes to all families.