Re-opening schools

Page updated on: 26/06/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Schools will re-open from June 29 until July 17 for pupils to check in, catch up and prepare for the summer and September. Further information for parents can be found on our Newsroom.

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Our key priority has always been the safety of children, their families and school staff and this will continue to be our main consideration as we begin to enter the recovery period and prepare to re-open our schools.

There will be a phased approach at schools with year groups split into cohorts with staggered starts, lessons and breaks. It is expected that this will mean, at most, a third of pupils present at any one time. There will be much smaller classes, providing secure dedicated time with teachers and classmates.

Please be assured that we have been working hard to put plans in place for re-opening our schools . Thank you for your continued support and co-operation.

Please visit this page for all information, it is being continually updated. The following FAQs should answer any queries that you may have about schools re-opening. Get in touch via the "Ask a question" tab if there is anything you need additional information about.

Shielding / vulnerable

No, if you have children that are shielding, or are living with someone who is in this group, then they should not come back to school this term and should continue learning at home. Your school will continue to support you with this.

This is your decision to make, please discuss it with your school. If you are in doubt on whether your child’s health condition means they should be shielding, please seek advice from your GP.

Children with additional learning needs may have been affected more significantly by the changed circumstances resulting from COVID-19. They may have found it difficult to adjust to a new and different situation without the daily structure of school to support them.

Schools will continue to work with professionals and other agencies such as Educational and Child Psychologists (ECPs), Behaviour and Community Support Professionals, ALN Advisory Teachers etc to support the needs of pupils with additional learning needs.

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