Dear parents/ carers
I am contacting you, to let you know, that as things stand, Gatehouse will be open to all pupils on Tuesday 5th January with the same start/end of the day arrangements we had in the Autumn term. Currently all attendance expectations are the same as the Autumn term.
I know many of you will be feeling worried and anxious about sending your children into school with rising Covid 19 case numbers both locally and nationally and with the news over the weekend highlighting both political and union views. Equally so, there will be others of you who will want your children back in school as soon as possible where they can see the school staff, their friends and continue their education in the usual manner. These really are, the most challenging of times.
School staff will continue to ensure that safety is paramount both to the children and themselves with stringent hand washing routines and social distancing. At school drop off / pick up we would ask that you are swift in your timings, do not socialise with other families (unless you are in a support bubble) and ensure you wear a facial covering.
As a school we are here to support you, please contact us via the phone or the schools admin email address to talk with the admin team or myself or you can contact Miss Naylor for SEND support or Mrs Cook for family support.
It is likely, that there may be changes ahead, with this in mind we will be sending out a survey later today to help us forward plan should the need arise. The survey will need to be completed for EACH child you have at Gatehouse.
If the government announces new changes that impact on primary education, I will immediately be in contact.
Thank you for your continued support.
Head of School