The government has taken the decision to close schools across England from Friday 20th March.
As you will be aware, the Government has published an intention for all pupils to return to school in September.
We have safely kept the school open for the parents of critical workers and vulnerable pupils since the 20th March and extended provision since the 1st June to a growing number of children. The leadership team are currently reviewing the plans for September and this will be shared in the last week of term.
The end of year will look a little bit different this year. We are asking all families to collect the letter informing of new class allocations and collect current work books for the current academic year. Click on the link to find out more.
Home learning is currently continuing for pupils who have not yet returned to learning. Children currently in school are accessing a full curriculum timetable. Term finishes for all pupils on the 17th July 2020.
See our most recent parent letter here for key questions and responses:
Creating a sense of belonging is a core part of our school values, and most pertinent at this time for our Year 6 pupils moving on to secondary school in the very near future. It is important they have the opportunity to discuss the recent events and share their anxieties or concerns.
The Mayor of Hackney released a statement this week which reflects the borough response to George Floyd’s death, please do take a moment to read it: https://news.hackney.gov.uk/statement-from-the-mayor-and-cabinet-about-the-death-of-george-floyd/
Below are some resources which can support talking about this with children:
Tips on talking to your children about racism
Many of you will be wondering how to talk to your children about the recent Black Lives Matters protests.
Save the Children have put together 12 Tips on how to talk to your children about racism and social justice, which we hope you will find useful. Click here.
And here’s a guide for parents and educators on talking to children about race: Parents Guide To Black Lives Matter