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An update for parents with children in Years 2, 3 4 and 5

Dear Parents and Carers,


I do  hope this email finds you all well, safe and adjusting to this ever changing situation. I am writing to you in response to a few parents who have emailed me directly regarding a potential return, at some point for children  in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5. At Otford we are adhering to the guidance and offering places to those children highlighted by the Government. Unfortunately, due to staffing the school at full capacity,  we will not be in a position to open the school, before the end of the academic year, for those children in Years 2, 3 4 and 5. I appreciate fully that this is most frustrating to many of  our families who may be finding this situation incredibly challenging. We are thinking very creatively,  about transition this year and  how we can reach out to your children in order for them to feel supported as they make their steps into the next academic year. I am terribly sorry that this is the position we find ourselves placed in currently, and do await further advice on how we move forward in coming months.


Should you need any support from the school, albeit at a distance, please do let the school know and we will do our very best to support all our children.  I remain ever hopeful that all children return in September and will of course update you with any key information as soon as it becomes available.


Very best wishes


Mrs H Roberts ( Headteacher)