26th February 2021
Good afternoon everyone,
I am sure that you are now aware, that from the 8th March 2021, all schools in England will open full time again. At Mossbrook, this won't have too much of an impact for us as the majority of our children have been in every day thoughout lockdown. However we look forward to welcoming back ALL our children on March 8th. I am extremely proud that we have been able to offer full time onsite education to all pupils where parents requested this since the start of this lockdown period. Not many special schools, even locally, have been able to do this and it is testament to the dedication and commitment of our staff team and our partnership work with you. Thank you for working with us to get through another challenging period. However, from the 8th March, it is no longer optional for you to educate your child at home unless they are clinically extremely vulnerable in which case you will have received a shielding letter for them. I understand that some of you may be anxious about your child returning - please ring us for a chat if this is the case and we will work together to plan your child's return. We will continue to implement all our safety measures which include:
- Staff taking LFD COVID tests twice each week
- Increased hand washing for staff and children
- Children and staff continuing to operate in isolated class teams
- Socially distancing wherever possible
- Staff to wear masks when moving around school
- Only allowing essential visitors into school
- Enhanced cleaning throughout the school day
- Parents to wear masks when dropping off and collecting their children.
School will start at 8.45am again and finish at 3.05pm so buses will be collecting and dropping off at their usual times. The exception to this will be Fridays when your children will be home thirty minutes earlier to enable us to deep clean our resources - we will continue to review this throughout the remainder of this year. From March 8th we will commence our local outdoor learning trips so that children are able to visit the park and local areas again.
One of our parent governors has asked me to remind you that as carers of vulnerable children, you are now eligible for the COVID vaccination and can access this by contacting your GP.
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful weekend, and as lockdown starts to lift, we look forward to seeing you in person in the future.