Here we go ….. the beginning of “normal”.
We are delighted to be back, at least in part, to school this week. Our Pre-School, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 are all back in class and back in action.
We have, of course, strictly followed the government guidelines on safety but as our pupil class numbers are so much smaller than other prep schools, we have been able to return our prep school pupils back with their classmates without the need to separate them. Our children are in bubble groups, each with a dedicated staffing team.
We are very much looking forward to receiving back the remainder of our school over the coming weeks and again, because of our class sizes, this will be possible for us to do in total. However, in the meantime we are operating a “half and half” schooling system with our Years 2,3,4, and 5 being taught at home, via Google Classroom.
We are very much aware however of the dynamics of our close community school, and to ensure we are running our ‘two halves make a whole’ ethos, we are linking both “schools” with assemblies and projects. Each year group is taught by their own teacher, either online or in class and our specialist teachers are teaching both online and in class throughout the day, depending on which year group is where.
We have a daily cleaning regime in place along with distancing and non-sharing policies to ensure we are all as safe as we can be. Staggered drop off and collections and strict guidelines and rules for the pupils have not dampened their enthusiasm and they are, as are the staffing team, delighted to be back.