Update re return to school in January

18 December 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

Yesterday  the  Government announced that they were  "asking secondary schools and colleges to operate a staggered return supported by full-time remote education during the first week of term with in-person teaching in full starting on January 11."  "Students in exam year groups, vulnerable children, children of key workers, will attend school in person from the start of term as well as students in primary, special and alternative provision schools and colleges."

As students in SEN specialist provisions are classed as 'vulnerable', we will be expecting to start back at Cleeve Meadow on 4th January. The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) are working over the Christmas holidays to formulate a Trust wide plan for rapid testing and as a school we will take every step possible to ensure that disruption to the education of our students is kept at a minimum. It is important to point out however that it is possible that there will be another change in government guidance for schools between now and the start of term. We will confirm therefore, as soon as we are able, the starting arrangements for the beginning of term.
Please check for any messages by the 2nd January. 

Yours sincerely

Juliet Morris
Head of School