Tuesday, 12 May 2020

School Closure Update - May 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you and your family are keeping well. Here at school things are quiet but it's great that teachers are able to keep the community learning through the online virtual school. It's fantastic to see how quickly years 1 and 2 have adapted to the Google classroom and are posting about the activities the children are doing. This gives all of the staff at Broadford a boost as we are all missing the excitement and vibrancy  that Broadford normally has when the children are here, and of course we can't wait to see the children again and get back to having a proper learning community.

I'm sure you all have heard the Prime Minister last night talking about the possibility of some groups of children returning to school in June providing that infection rates don't start to rise again between now and the beginning of June. At the moment we don't have any further details but as soon as we do I will share them with you.  The Local Authority has written to me this morning to say that they are starting to put together guidance for schools to ensure that any school reopening is done safely, however they are still in the same position as the rest of us though in terms of detail and are waiting for further clarification from the DfE which may not be forthcoming until later this week. 

Until the school receives further information, we will be continuing our current activities:-
 
  • ​Virtual school activities
  • Providing places for vulnerable children and for children of key workers
  • Providing family support by telephone and email
  • Supporting the Free School Meals scheme through food packs and voucher administration
  • Planning for September 
 

Please do get in touch if you need support or know of a family who might be struggling at this difficult time.

Best wishes

Jim McLucas



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