Wider school opening from 1st June
Since 23rd March, Mossgate has remained open only to a priority group of children – those who have a parent who is a critical worker and vulnerable children (EHC plan or social worker involvement). From the 1st June, the Government has asked schools to welcome back children in key transition years (Reception, Y1 and Y6) alongside priority groups. Children of critical workers, and vulnerable children who are already eligible, will continue to be offered a place, regardless of the year group they are in. The definition of critical workers remains unchanged.
However, the Government’s guidance states that schools, ‘must first focus on continuing to provide places for priority groups’ and encourage all eligible children (vulnerable and those of critical workers) to attend. Therefore, we sadly will not be able to welcome back all key transition years identified by the government from the 1st June, as we have an increasing number of critical worker and vulnerable children.
From the 1st June, Mossgate will be open to:
Vulnerable children and children who have a parent who is a critical worker, which is set to increase from 25 children to over 50
Children in Reception and Y1 who have answered yes to our parent survey
We plan to welcome back the rest of Y6 later in June, so they can come together before leaving for high school, but due to increasing numbers and the Government guidance stating that we must prioritise critical worker, Reception and Y1 children, we are unable to from the 1st June.
Additional information can be found in the attached letter which also includes a version written for children. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at school by phone or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Take care and keep safe.
Mr Smith and the Mossgate team