Monday 11th May, 2020
I’m sure many of you will have watched the Prime Minister’s address to the nation last night.
You will have heard the Prime Minister indicating that the government believes it may be in a position to implement a phased re-opening of schools for certain year groups from the 1st June. This is part of the government’s conditional plan, which it says will remain under regular review.
I’m sure as parents, you will have many questions over this recent announcement, which will range from exactly which children may come back into school first to how we are going to keep them safe; including social distancing measures.
Unfortunately, I will be unable to answer many of your questions at this time, however I would like to reassure you that the safety and well-being of our children, staff and the community will remain my priority.
Detailed guidance from the government is due to be published in the coming days. Once I receive this, I will be in a position to define the best approach for Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School, and what a possible return to school for more children could look like for us.
In the short term, the school site will remain open for vulnerable children and those children of Key workers. This includes over the June half term which is of course two weeks (Monday 25th-Friday 5th June). We will also be here to support all our other parents remotely, as we have done over the past few weeks.
I will be in touch again when I have more information for you
In the meantime, stay safe and keep well.