Dear Parent and Carers
We find ourselves, again, waiting for government guidance on how we reopen in September. From what is leaking out through the papers at the moment, it seems that we will be able to open with our full cohorts and that there will be no requirements for social distancing in classrooms. This is all press speculation at the moment, but it is encouraging that we can plan for everyone back, albeit with a range of measures to mitigate risk of spreading the virus.
What I fear is that as soon as the guidance is issued, it will trigger another very public row between the government and the teaching unions – something which only serves to damage our profession. I am heartily sick of watching these arguments go back and forth and – whether it’s the way they are reported or whether these things really are said by the main protagonists – I can’t relate to any of it. (more…)