Dear all - welcome back!
Hope you have all had a great Summer break and are ready for the new term ahead. Also, thank you for downloading the Parent Mail App which will enhance how we already communicate with you.
Just a reminder : Waterside - all children return to school on Friday at their normal times. King's Oak - Year 7 will return on Friday and Years 8,9,10,11 on Monday (8.30 - 2.30 for Year 7 and 8 ; 9.30 - 3.30 for Years 9,10,11).
Just so you are up to speed:
Face Coverings :
You will have seen in the news and received information from your unions regarding the updates outlined by the Government this week. We have read the guidance and taken advice from all the unions, the Borough and the WHO (World Health Organisation). We will go over this next week during our training but as a Federation but the basic points are:
Although the guidance does not suggest that primary pupils need to wear a face covering, we know that some parents will be hesitant about returning their super hero without the acknowledgement that they can wear one if they wish. From discussion with the Leader of the Council (his letter is on the website and on our Twitter feed) he has endorsed this for every school.
The guidance is due to change (as we are now used to) very quickly and it may become MANDATORY that face coverings are worn by everyone.
During lesson times, face coverings will have to be placed in a labelled ‘freezer bag’ to remove cross contamination. We will also have to ensure we are monitoring hand washing/sanitizing – as wearing a face covering does increase touching your face (both pupils and staff).
If we receive any further information - we will let you know ASAP.
See you on Friday!