11 May 2020
Like me, many of you will have watched the Prime Minister last night announce the beginning of what he described as a ‘roadmap for easing lockdown measures’. At the moment there is very little detailed information, advice and guidance available and we are expecting to receive information later this week.
Once we receive the information, we will be in contact with you directly about the impact and what this means for the current school offer. I think it important to remember that the dates and outline plans for schools highlighted last night are suggested and remain very much linked to the Government’s five key tests and ensuring that the rate of infection continues to reduce.
The Government's five key tests:
1.We must protect the NHS’s ability to cope and be sure that it can continue to provide critical care and specialist treatment right across the whole of the UK.
2. We need to see the daily death rates from Coronavirus coming down.
3. We need to have reliable data that shows the rate of infection is decreasing to manageable levels.
4. We need to be confident that testing capacity and PPE are being managed, with supply able to meet not just today’s demand, but future demand.
5. Perhaps most crucially, we need to be confident that any changes we do make will not risk a second peak of infections.
The priority for the Schools and the Trust remains the health, safety and well-being of all pupils and staff. Therefore we will continue with the current operational arrangements.
As always, I thank you for your support and cooperation. If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact the school.