Parent Newsletter 26.02.2021
Welcome back to the second half of the Spring term. I hope that you were all able to enjoy a restful half term.
Earlier this week, the Prime Minister announced that schools will reopen for all pupils from Monday 8th March 2021. This decision was based on the progress of ‘4 tests’ which will guide the lifting of further lockdown measures. The Government aims for everyone who is 50 and over, or at risk, to have been offered a first dose of the vaccine by 15 April, and for everyone aged 18 and over to have been offered a first dose by 31 July.
The 4 tests are as follows:
a. The vaccine deployment programme continues successfully.
b. Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths in those vaccinated.
c. Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospitalisations which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS.
d. Our assessment of the risks is not fundamentally changed by new Variants of Concern.
As a result of this announcement, all pupils will be expected to return to school on Monday to access face to face teaching and learning. We are very much looking forward to welcoming all pupils and staff back onsite.