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20-05-15 School Re-opening June 20 - Considerations

Stoke Primary School

Briton Road



Head Teacher





Mr M Ascroft

024 7645 1724

024 7643 1209





15th May 2020


Dear parents,

This week I have been working to construct plans for the reopening of Stoke. At this stage, there are many unanswered questions and it is important for all parents to understand that not all pupils from the government identified year groups (Pre-school, Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6) will simply return to school on June 1st for five days a week.


It is important to stress that when the children return to school, they will not be returning to the environment and routines they knew before the school closure. Children will be in much smaller groups and will be spread across different classrooms. They may not be with their usual class teacher and may not be able to access some areas of school.


The school day and timetable will be affected significantly. There will be no assemblies or whole class gatherings. Activities, play times and lunch times will be staggered. Children will stay with their group throughout the day and will only be taught/supervised by a small number of the same adults. The class teachers may change on a week by week basis.


Children returning to school could be staggered and it may not be feasible or safe for all year groups or all children from the same year group to be in school on the same day. Systems may be trialled one-year group at a time.


The safety of all members of the school community is the key issue regarding all decision making and the school can only re-open when it is safe to do so.


We are working closely with our governors, our network schools and Coventry City Council to ensure the appropriate measures are in place so that children can return safely.


I appreciate your support and your patience. As soon as I have a more detailed structure I will share it with you and seek your feedback on whether you will use it.


We never expected to plan in this way but as already mentioned above, school cannot re-open until we are sure it is safe to do so.


Further letters and guidance will follow which there will be a survey to complete to help us plan effectively.


Kind Regards



Mr Matthew Ascroft

Head Teacher