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Coronavirus: Update from Brigantia Learning Trust - 29/05/2020

Update from the CEO

I hope that this communication finds you safe and well and that you are managing to stay alert, helping to keep the corona virus under control. Since my last communication earlier in the week I wanted to keep you updated as to the wider opening of academies within the Brigantia Learning Trust following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Thursday and Public Health advice on Friday.

Arrangements for children designated as ‘vulnerable’ or are children of critical key workers (i.e those previously accessing the Brigantia Learning Trust Hub at Hinde House)

As of 1 June 2020 all students / pupils who require a place and where it is deemed safe to do so, will have educational provision at their own academy in groups of no more than 10. This will be a daily facility and runs from 08:30am to 3:00pm

Each group will be ‘taught’ by two teachers, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Similar arrangements will be in place for support staff and where smaller groups are required for SEN provision, appropriate staffing will be provided.

Primary aged children ranging from Nursery to Year 6
The Trust and academy have been working tirelessly over the past two weeks to try and meet the aspiration of the government to open more widely from June onwards for Year 6, Year 1, Reception and Nursey pupils.

Despite our best efforts, the Trust Executive was not in a position to recommend opening more widely for these year groups, from 8 June 2020 as we had hoped. The Trust is committed to the safety of all its pupils and their household members and similarly for staff and their household members. The Trust Leadership felt that in the current local climate we would not be able to provide the reassurance you as parents/carers would need at this time.

In addition to our own concerns based on all the national information, we also received a letter on Friday from the Director of Public Health in Sheffield (Greg Fell) which confirmed our beliefs that it is not yet safe enough to open more widely to pupils in Years 6, 1, Reception and Nursery until at the earliest, 15 June 2020.

 

See the letter in full and a statement from the Dept of Public Health Sheffield below.

 

Article Published : 29/5/2020