Daily Update

2 June 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have had a good day.


Phase 1 - Reopening of The Deanes

As previously outlined, we continue planning a phased reopening of The Deanes.  The first phase, which started yesterday, is for children of critical workers and  vulnerable children ONLY.

If your intention is for your child to return to school as part of Phase 1, please follow this two part procedure:

1)  Complete this survey https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Deanes-Phase1/.  

2) Once we have assessed your request and verified that your child is able to attend, you will receive a text message / email asking you to detail the days you child will be in school and you will be asked to agree to and sign a Home / School Agreement.  This agreement outlines what our provision in school will be and our expectations of parents and children accessing our provision.  It has been put in place to ensure the safety of all children and staff.

I wish to stress that parents/carers retain the authority to decide whether school is an appropriate environment for their children. Parents will not be fined for non-attendance at this time, and schools will not be held to account for attendance levels. 

I understand that many parents and carers may feel anxious about their child returning to school. Below this email you will find more information about how the school day will be organised so that you can make an informed decision about whether you send your child to school. 


Safer travelling – new guidance


As more people begin to travel to education settings, the government have released some general guidance on safer travelling.  It is available here


How to contact us

Can I also remind you that we want to do what we can to support our students and their families during this period.  


In order to help with communication, we have set up a quick form.  By using this form, we will be able to respond to you very quickly and it will allow our reception staff to remain at home.


If you need to contact us during this difficult period, please click here.  The form is also on our website under the 'Contact Us' menu item.


In the meantime, I hope you all stay safe.