Local arrangements for your own school setting will be communicated by each school to their parents and this will provide you with all the information you need for your child’s return to school. If you have any school-specific questions then you should speak with your child’s school in the first instance.

What if there is an outbreak in my school?

If there is an outbreak in a school, our local Health Protection Team will lead any follow up action. They will advise on the requirement for deep cleaning and on whether the school needs to close.

Before the summer holidays all of our schools shared blended learning plans in case a full return to learning is not possible. These plans remain our contingency arrangements in case health and Government advice changes and schools must close. Please be assured that this would be clearly communicated to all parents.

How will children and young people be involved/consulted during the return to school?

Over time, staff will be working to have an individual conversation with your child to best support their wellbeing and engagement at this time.

Staff will reflect on any feedback from children and young people and ensure that the curriculum is adapted to meet the needs of children and young people. As we go forward there will be formal and informal consultation opportunities with children and young people.

Pupil and student councils play an important role in engaging with school leaders and the pupil body to support the planning for a return to schools. Pupil voice is crucial in listening to the views of children and young people and hearing their ideas and views on how we take the learning from their experience.

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