Following a meeting that took place yesterday, schools that have yet to publish their reopening plans have been asked not to do so at the moment.
Significant areas of support that CCBC are intending to provide for schools were expected to have had their details finalised this week, this however has not been achievable. One of the key areas is the plan for additional cleaning support that CCBC will be providing for schools both during and at the end of the school day. Many elements of our plan depend on a certain level of support which, should it not be forthcoming in the expected way, will mean that plans have to change quite significantly. There are also additional areas where clarity in terms of the guidance that has been given to schools is being sought. Issues such as the days on which certain groups of children can be on site and the areas utilised very much depend on information that has not yet been given. I met with the Head Teachers of the other schools in our cluster today and they are also in the same position.
I will share the reopening plan with staff today in order for them to check the arrangements and give them the opportunity to make amendments. This should allow us to issue our plan to you as quickly as possible once these unknowns are resolved.
Mr R Cook