Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to our entire school community. This St. Patrick’s day is considerably different to any we have known before.
The government announcement yesterday was far from adequate, requesting we apply ‘social distancing’ for a host of reasons, but outlining that schools remain open.
While we remain hopeful of a cohesive approach by next week, we have to take some action to safeguard our staff and pupils. We are not immune and therefore need to follow the guidance too.
With that in mind, after much consultation, we are moving the remaining staff training day from May to tomorrow. This means it will be staff only in school to prepare for an inevitable closure. Additionally, we are moving our two remaining optional closures from May, to cover Thursday and Friday of this week. Updates will be made to the school calendar in due course.
As mentioned, we hope there will be an appropriate directive on closures by next Monday. Like many schools, after this week, we are out of options in terms of additional days.
These are worrying and incredibly uncertain times. Your support with these matters, as always, is greatly appreciated.