During these challenging times I have found myself always looking for the good around me. I have been mightily impressed by the commitment shown by our staff, many of them nervous about the return to work, cautioned by the need to protect their families at home often with elderly people sharing their homes at these times.
Yet their dedication to teaching and to our children has meant that an increasing number of our staff are now entering the campus again and teaching face to face in smaller groups as more children continue to return to school. Next Monday our Year 2 to 4 classes open and we will have 12 classes (maximum of 12 per class) in these three year groups next week. The number of children returning to school at Dabrowskiego continues to also grow as more families gain confidence in the safety measures in place.
Alongside this gradual reopening of the campuses we will continue to offer our online teaching provision until the last day of term. The week after, we will be welcoming Year 5 and 6 students back to school if they wish to attend for consultations in Maths, English and IPC, where they will likely be offered the opportunity to attend mornings or afternoons. More news on this from Mrs Prabhu early next week.
From 1st June we will be also be opening our campus to Year 7 and above students who will be able to attend activities (consultations) at school in a controlled and time-limited arrangement. The purpose of these activities is to allow children an opportunity to be with a small number of their class friends in a safe environment whilst also beginning to readjust to school life.
Juggling this online and @campus provision at the same time is challenging and we ask for your patience as we work through this, whilst we have been planning for this for some time until we understand what the demand for @campus learning is across different year groups we can not confirm exactly what the activities will be and when each year group will have access to this.
Perosnally, I cannot wait to see more children back in school and would like to acknowledge the dedication of all of our staff in preparing for more @campus learning whilst also continuing to provide the virtual school experience.
Wishing you all a safe weekend,