Please see the letter sent to all parents/guardians whom have pupils (particularly Foundation Phase age) in schools Wrexham wide. It comes directly from Karen Evans, Chief officer of Education and Early Intervention.
As you are aware, on 5 February, in an open letter to headteachers, the Minister for Education announced that children in the foundation phase would begin to return for face-to-face learning from 22 February. This is in addition to the current arrangements that are in place for remote learning for all pupils and onsite provision for children who are vulnerable and children of critical workers.
You will also know that the numbers of positive Covid 19 cases in Wrexham have consistently been amongst the highest in Wales, particularly so in recent months, and whilst they are falling, they remain high in comparison to neighbouring Local Authorities in both Wales and England.
As a result, the council and headteachers are carefully considering plans, while continually monitoring the local situation. In light of this, we will need to take a cautious and phased approach to foundation phase children returning to school; and children will not be returning to schools in Wrexham until Friday, 26 February at the earliest – depending on local coronavirus levels after half-term.
Headteachers will share more detailed information with parents and carers after the half-term holiday (the week beginning 22 February), once coronavirus levels have been reviewed. And even then, the council and headteachers will continue to monitor local levels and will review arrangements if needed.
Should there be a need to change our approach (e.g. in the case of increasing numbers) we will communicate this with you as soon as we are able to do so.
Thank you for your continued understanding and support during these difficult times.
We would also like to reiterate our thanks to parents and carers of older children, who will continue to learn from home.
We know that remote-learning presents many challenges for families trying to manage work and home responsibilities, and we’re truly grateful to parents, children and staff for their continued efforts.
Prif Swyddog Addysg ac Ymyrraeth Gynnar /
Chief Officer Education and Early Intervention
Please click the link below for a translated version
Also see attached a press release from County sent out late this afternoon
With this in mind we would request that those parents who have been using the Keyworker provision for both KS2 and FP pupils contact the school tomorrow (Thursday 11th February) in order to book in for the week beginning 22nd February.
Yet again, many thanks for all your support and patience