School will not re-open on June 1st.
A decision has been made by Doncaster Local Authority not to open to the wider school community on the 1st June for a variety of contextual reasons.
Headteachers were heavily involved in the decision making process and we felt it necessary for a delay in our reopening to the wider school and as such we will not be opening on 1st June except for the continuation of emergency childcare for key workers and vulnerable families.
The reasons behind the decision were based upon three key parameters:
· the science: the availability of local scientific evidence
· safety: the availability of sufficient PPE
· capacity for individual schools and settings to accommodate more children as the number of key worker places increases
However, the parameters above will be reviewed in June. If sufficient progress has been made, the wider reopening of school could begin to take place after that.
The majority of you had already decided not to send your children back to school but others may feel understandably frustrated. We also want to see the children back in to school but only if it is safe. Not only do we miss them all dearly but we know the value of giving our children the very best start in life with a high quality education. I hope you’ll agree with me that this can only be achieved when the scientific evidence says that it is safe to reopen.
I would like to thank you all for your patience. We are taking each day as it comes and I will continue to update you as soon as I can.
Stay safe and well