24 July 2020
School has now broken up for the Summer Holidays. We hope that all parents, carers and pupils have a great Summer Break and are refreshed and ready to come back to school on Thursday 3 September 2020.
You should have received information about the arrangements for September for your child, by e-mail in the last week. If you have not received this information, all the letters can be found under 'Children-Class Pages-September 2020 Arrangements'. There are also some powerpoint presentations there to explain the new routines.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the School Office by e-mail through the Contact Us page on this website or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These e-mails will be responded to from w/c 24 August 2020.
Enjoy your Summer and see you in September
1 July 2020
From 6 July we will be welcoming back our EYFS pupils for the last 3 weeks of term. It has been really lovely to see our Yr 1 pupils back at school and our 'pod' set-up is working well.
We are now working through the Government guidelines for the re-opening of school in September 2020 and will be in touch with all parents over the next few weeks to let you know the arrangements for transition and what school will look like in September.
Thank you for your continued support
17 June 2020
We were given the go ahead to welcome back Yr 6 pupils from Monday 15 June and I am very pleased to see that over half of the year group have returned to school. They are being taught in their smaller 'pods' and making use of the outdoor space throughout the day.
The Local Authority have now agreed that we can continue with the wider opening of school to identified year groups (see letter below). Our plan at Glade Hill is to open to Yr 1 pupils from Monday 22 June and then our EYFS pupils will follow at a later date. We are confident that we have put in all necessary measures to ensure that the children are as safe as possible in school within the government guidelines. We hope that as more children return to school, parents will support us in reinforcing the messages on social distancing and good hand hygiene.
As I have stated in previous correspondence this has been a very difficult time for us all and we appreciate all of the hard work that you have put in to support your child with their online learning. For all of the children that are not able to return to school yet the teachers will still be providing online learning and we would encourage you to keep going with this. We will be in touch over the coming weeks about how we can support transition for all children ready for September.
1 June 2020
1 June 2020
On behalf of the Governing Body, I am writing to apologise for the short notice that the School would not reopen to Year 6 today.
The letter from Nottingham City Council and the email from Ms Sheppard set out the circumstances for this decision.
Ms Sheppard and her staff had worked incredibly hard to prepare a plan for the phased reintroduction of pupils to the school. The Governing Body fully supported this plan and unanimously approved it earlier last week, subject to the overarching approval by the City Council that the reopening could proceed.
I do not believe any of us doubt that the Council took this difficult decision with everyone’s best interest at heart but the timing of it was very unhelpful to all concerned.
The Governors remain hugely grateful for the commitment and professionalism of the teachers throughout this lockdown period and I know they share everybody’s disappointment that we have been unable to start the phased re-opening today.
I will today write to the City Council to express our frustration at the timing of this decision and to request that the future go/no-go decisions are made with greater notice to all parties.
We very much look forward to safely welcoming back the children to Gladehill. In the meantime, I hope that you and your families remain safe and well.
Chair of Governors