School Opening – Update

Dear Parents and Carers - Ltr to Parents update - June 2020

I do hope this letter finds you and your family well.

As I am sure you are all aware, the Education Secretary announced on Wednesday 3rd June that there will be a wider opening of schools for all pupils on the 29th June. We continue to await guidance from the Department for Education and the Local Authority about how this can be done safely for our school. As we await this advice I would like to reassure all members of the school community that we will reopen only when it is safe to do so.

I am sure you have many questions about the wider opening of the school. Over the next week I will send out further information that will hopefully answer all the important issues and anxieties you may have. As soon as the Welsh Government publish the national guidance and we have a meaningful plan in place I will communicate this directly to all parents and carers.

As a parent myself, I would want to know exactly what school will look like before I make a decision on sending my child back to school. What is clear is that attendance is totally optional and there will be no sanction or fine for parents choosing not to send in their children. Should you decide, once you have all of the relevant information that you wish for your son or daughter to stay at home, that is absolutely fine and I assure you I will understand and respect that choice.

I’m sure you can appreciate there is a huge amount to organise and think through. I will write to you all soon when a firm plan is in place and we know how many pupils to expect. Opening up the school further will only take place when I am satisfied we can keep pupils, staff and families safe.

Thank you for the time you have given to reading this letter.

Take care and stay safe,

Neil Foley - B.Sc. MA.

Pennaeth Headteacher

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