Many of you will have seen the announcement made on 23rd June 2020 about the relaxation of social distancing measures from 4th July, and have questions about what that means for our children in the coming weeks and months.
All schools now await guidance documentation from the DFE regarding these new measures and what they mean for education settings. We will, of course, be in touch with all parents as soon as we have further information to share.
Currently the protective measures guidance states that children need to be organised into bubbles, that school staff can only work with a maximum of 15 children and that children and staff cannot mix across bubbles. The relaxation of distancing measures may release physical space in our schools, but would not necessarily release staff to work with additional children unless there are further amendments to the current guidance. Additionally, we need to consider the need for staff to continue to be able to provide support for children who are learning at home.
We look forward to hearing how schools can move forward; as you know the safety and welfare of everyone in our school community is our utmost priority and we will be in touch with you as soon as we can when we have more information.
With best wishes
CEO, The Mead Academy Trust