I would like to start by letting you know that myself and the staff wish you and your families well and have been able to keep safe during this challenging period of time. School has not been able to operate as we normally do at the centre of our community working in partnership with parents and supporting each other. There is nothing we would like more than to reopen our gates to all of our pupils, parents and community.
School has safely re-opened to some of our children in Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 6 using the guidance from Local Authority and Gateshead Council. We have reached capacity for the amount of spaces we are able to offer under these guidelines.
Therefore at this point, we are unable to offer any further places and will not be opening to other year groups this term.
To aid transition for those children leaving us, we will be offering places for all of our Year 6 on the final week of term, week commencing Monday 13th July 2020. This will allow Year 6 children to celebrate their time at Caedmon and have some closure. To enable this to happen, we will be closing our Reception Class and Year 1 bubbles from Friday 10th July 2020.
To assist transition for the remainder of school, children will start in September in their current class with their current teacher and teaching assistant. They will complete a week in that class before moving up to their new class on Monday 14th September 2020. The new Reception Class will have a delayed start of Monday 14th September 2020 to enable this transition to take place.
We will be providing one more pack for children and parents at home. The pack will include
Thank you for all the communication and kind messages throughout the lockdown period. I have seen many of you within the community over the last 12 weeks. I am just sorry that we are unable to return to 'normal school' yet but we are hopefully planning for a full return in September. Take care and stay safe.