7th July, 2020.
Dear Parents and Carers,
As you are probably aware, last Friday, we received the government’s plans for the full reopening of all schools. This eagerly awaited plan sets out how they would like all children to return to school in the new academic year - on Wednesday 2nd September.
Since March 20th, when we closed our gates to ‘normal school life’, we have all been through incredibly difficult and challenging times. At some point over the last few months we have all have experienced, in varying degrees, feelings of sadness, loss, anxiousness but also hope. I believe that there are positives to be had in all situations and today, as I write this to you, I feel incredibly proud of our school whole community; the way everyone has responded to challenges brought by this pandemic and an excitement about the future.
We are under no illusion. We know that the impact of this will be felt throughout all our lives for some time and the recovery from this will take a huge amount of time and energy. This will also be the case for Cliftonville Primary and Pre School. We understand the magnitude of what lies ahead for us all to get ‘back on track’ and we are currently working on our plan for the return in September - all of which is based around the children’s well-being. This includes the organisation of the return; the curriculum to be delivered to support their academic needs and the support plan to care for their well-being - their emotional, social, physical needs.
This plan will be shared with you on Friday 10th July and will have the mental and physical wellbeing of all at the centre of decisions taken.
In the meantime, if you wish to read the guidance yourselves please click here. This will detail the expectations placed on schools which will then translate into practice when you receive our plan on Friday. We will continue to keep our website up to date. There is further information added with regards to Coronavirus testing and Free School Meal offer for the summer holiday.
Finally, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me either by email or through the school office which remains open as always (please telephone or email).
Please continue to keep safe,