Letter from our Headteacher as we Reopen for Term 1

Letter from our Headteacher as we Reopen for Term 1

Letter from our Headteacher as we Reopen for Term 1

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope that you and your families have enjoyed the summer break. We are really looking forward to having all of the children back and meeting those families that will be new to us.

We want again to say thank you to all of our wonderful families for the support you have and are continuing to give us. As restrictions continue and concern regarding a second wave is with all of us, we totally appreciate your understanding of the necessary changes that we have had to put in place to keep everyone safe.

We want you to know that we are still the same people, dedicated to making your child’s Nursery experience fun, supportive and educational. We are looking at different ways to ensure we keep effective communication with all of you. The Admin team are considering different electronic ways of communicating, we have installed parent notice boards outside rooms and of course, we will still be here if you need to share concerns/celebrations.

To ensure that everyone does stay safe at this time we all need to work as a team. Please remain vigilant in your own lives as well as following guidance at nursery. If your child or you develop symptoms of coronavirus make sure you remain at home and let us know immediately. If your child has:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough-this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
  • A loss or change to sense of smell or taste- this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

If your child displays these symptoms you must:

  • Get a test to check to find out if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  • Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the test result-only leave your home to have the test
  • Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get the result.
  • Inform us of the outcome of the test as soon as possible.

I am expected to contact Public Health England to report all test results. Should we have a positive result, Public Health England will advise us of our next steps. This may mean we are asked to close the room the child attends. This could be at short notice. We apologise now for the inconvenience that this will cause families but it is of absolute importance that we follow government guidance and keep everyone as safe as we possibly can.

We are planning for a really positive and happy term for the children, with lots of focus on reassuring. them, if needed, and making sure they build relationships with staff and the other children in their class. We will work hard to make sure you know some of the things the children will be doing and we will continue to work with you to record their progress. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions or share concerns. This remains incredibly important to us.

If you are unable to talk to a member of staff please email the main school address (stwerburghsn@bristol-schools.uk) and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

Best wishes,
Take care and stay safe,
Mandy Collier-King