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Appleton Academy

Statement from Exec Headteacher Re: September 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming our children and young people back in September at the start of the new school year. Once they return, we will spend time reminding pupils of routines, getting straight back into school work and start the process of assessing where pupils are with their learning.  It is not our intention to narrow the curriculum and we will continue to teach the full range of subjects.

Whilst ideally we would be able to give you an update on the arrangements for the new school year now, we are unable to do so until the Government publishes its guidance for schools. Although this has been promised this week, it is likely to be late in the week and could still be subject to further changes.

As soon as we have the guidance, we will be able to plan further for September, especially as early indications are that there will be changes to social distancing rules and the use of bubbles and this could mean adaptations are needed to the school day.  During week beginning Monday 7 September 2020, we will have a week of phasing children and young people back into school.  Breakfast club and after school activity is likely to be delayed until October 2020 at the earliest.

As soon as we are able to, we will write to you with information about your child’s return to school.  However, it is likely that any letter we send to you will arrive during the summer break as the risk assessments we will need to put together in response to Government guidance will also need to be signed off by the Trust.

I would like to thank you for your continued support during this time.