Dear Parents & Carers
We now have a date to work towards – Monday 8 March. This school return date is unlikely to be all kids in all years, it may well be delayed more than once, and it is subject to a range of conditions being met in terms of infection rates, pressure on the NHS, etc, but nevertheless, it is a sign that we can begin to work towards reopening – and staying open this time.
That said, I do have some questions and comments about it all and, by happy coincidence, I have a phone call booked with the Office of the Regional Schools Commissioner next week. They are a branch of the Department for Education and have approached me as they want to hear the views of headteachers to pass back to central government (have they really thought this through?), so I get to have my rant at long last. I will be sure to mention or ask the following: (more…)