Dear Parents and Carers,
Following the government announcement that schools will be opening to all pupils from 8th March we have today been contacting our staff who are not already back to their full hours and establishing that they will be back on that date. As you know, special schools never actually closed but we were restricted by having staff unavoidably off plus our need for safe staffing ratios.
I expect the vast, vast majority of staff to be back by the 8th March and am also working on some changes to the whole school risk assessment in order to be able to use the greater flexibility we will have by then to avoid any pupil’s place not reopening. We have managed to increase the number of pupils attending this week and I expect this to be a gradual rise, up to the 8th.
I will be writing to you tomorrow with more details once I have established these necessary steps.