The past few months have been very challenging times for our country. Measures put in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been hard for us all, but have kept people safe and saved lives.
Amberley Parochial Primary remained open to the children of Key Workers throughout the lock-down period and staff worked hard to support families to ensure continued learning at home.
We were so pleased to be able to welcome children back at the end of the summer term!
From September, in line with Government guidance, we will be welcoming all children back on a full time basis.
Returning to school is vital for children’s education and for their wellbeing. Time out of school is detrimental for children’s cognitive and academic development and this impact can affect both current levels of learning and children’s future ability to learn. The Government has advised that the risk to children themselves of becoming severely ill from coronavirus (COVID-19) is very low and there are negative health impacts to being out of school.
Given the improved position, the balance of risk is now overwhelmingly in favour of children returning to school. For the vast majority of children, the benefits of being back in school far outweigh the very low risk from coronavirus (COVID-19). This will be an important move back towards normal life for many children and families.
Here at Amberley, have been hard at work to adapt our school environment so that we can ensure the safety of the school community. The documents below detail our plans and the 'road map' for the return of all pupils.