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Has anyone's school confirmed a timetable for going back?

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Keepgoing88 Mon 18-May-20 09:09:25

I have a pre school kid who is due to go back 1st June. Other than being asked whether we want him to go I've not heard anything from the school as to exactly when and how he will go back. Has anyone's school sent out a timetable or a plan yet e.g. certain days/hours etc ?

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DamitJanet Mon 18-May-20 09:16:47

Ours is meeting today to pull the plan together and said they’ll let us know tomorrow.

Keepgoing88 Mon 18-May-20 09:21:09

@damitjanet thanks

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Appuskidu Mon 18-May-20 09:21:32

That’s what SLT will be working on this week. It would have been done already had the DfE not released guidance on Thursday night which meant most of the plans they’d spent all week drawing up had to go in the bin..

Waxonwaxoff0 Mon 18-May-20 09:52:29

My DS isn't in the year groups going back but the school has sent out an email to all parents saying the children going back will be doing one week on, one week off Monday to Thursday with school closed on Fridays for deep cleaning.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Mon 18-May-20 09:56:23

Ours are releasing plans by Friday. The "Yes, No, Undecided" questionnaire closes at lunchtime today (it had 50% responses on Friday so I think they're hoping at least 75% will have done it by today).

blueskys72 Mon 18-May-20 09:59:06

Ours have said students won't be back on June 1st nor until there has been robust risk assessments etc. Kind of surprised me tbh; they used to be the type to be first back/no snow days etc.

DoesJeffKnow Mon 18-May-20 10:00:27

Our school hasn't contacted us about whether we will be sending our (relevant year group) kids in our not.

Has everyone else had a call / email about this?

Keepgoing88 Mon 18-May-20 10:11:19

I had an email with one question in
. Would you like them to come back, yes or no

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NerforMuffin Mon 18-May-20 10:14:20

We've had a email saying you're under no obligation to return your children but nothing to ask if we will be doing so or not.

Kitcat122 Mon 18-May-20 10:33:32

Yr R 1 and 6 and all staff back full time 1st June.

RigaBalsam Mon 18-May-20 10:42:31

Schools may not know for sure until 28th May.

NerforMuffin Mon 18-May-20 10:52:37

Just had a phone call to say in gfrom June 8th.

12 kids per classroom.

Alternative weeks in to accommodate this.

So one week in, one week off.

I'm not sending them back.

elaeocarpus Mon 18-May-20 11:24:15

Our school is saying each of the 3 year groups only 1 day per week, key worker children remain full time .

Idontbelieveit12 Mon 18-May-20 11:49:23

I work in a preschool. We have decided to just offer 9-12 sessions. We have 12 children whose parents want them to come. Not sure if they will all come once they know we are only doing 9-12. But the shorter sessions mean we don’t have to have lunch and we will use the afternoon to clean everything thoroughly.

NotAnotherUserNumber Mon 18-May-20 11:58:45

They won’t be able to make a definite timetable or arrangements as the government is still modelling the risks and gathering data. This is such a novel situation that the research, decision making and guidance has to be ongoing, but they needed to announce that those years might go back on June 1st as schools needed 3 weeks minimum to plan in case it does happen.

usernotfound0000 Mon 18-May-20 12:20:21

Yes, our school confirmed last week, YR will do 9-1, Y1 will do 8.50 - 2.30 and Y6 will do 8.40 - 3.15.

Paddingtonthebear Mon 18-May-20 12:22:01

I thought the government updated and told schools not to put children back part time or on a rota?

onemouseplace Mon 18-May-20 12:23:52

No, we had a survey late last week about whether we would be sending them back or not and which class.

DominaShantotto Mon 18-May-20 12:25:03

Yes for the privileged year groups permitted to return the timetable is in place in terms of days, session times, classrooms being used.

SallyLovesCheese Mon 18-May-20 12:26:56

It's only guidance, @Paddingtonthebear

Schools can disregard it if they choose.

Mollythepoodle Mon 18-May-20 12:28:13

It’s a logistical nightmare. There are so many variables for each school that need to be considered, with very vague guidance in many areas. In preschools it’s even more complex because children aren’t necessarily in every day, so the groupings change.

NeurotrashWarrior Mon 18-May-20 12:50:46

1st June was the earliest schools were allowed to admit pupils and only from R, Y1 and Y6.

There's actually quite a big distinction between "due to to back" and that being the earliest a school could open, provided the figures are still stable and the school can accommodate the (apparently) risk assessed guidance in terms of staffing and space.

NeurotrashWarrior Mon 18-May-20 12:54:28

And if they school can't meet the guidance, they follow the part of the guidance that says they do what works best.

In order to get round the issue of numbers and logistics, breaks and cleaning, many seem to be doing half days or alternate weeks as a first step.

CoronaIsComing Mon 18-May-20 12:59:13

No. We’ve had a letter to ask if anything has changed with regards to needing a place as we’re key workers and one to say that they won’t reopen until it’s safe. But it’s a huge undertaking to put plans in place. On the other hand, we do sort of need to know in order to make preparations for going back!

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