3rd January 2021

Good afternoon all,

Happy New Year, I hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas.

I am sure that most of you will be aware of the ongoing discussions in the media about whether or not schools should close. I have been on meetings today with the LA and staff members and wanted to let you all know that the position of St Oswald’s. We are in the fortunate position that we have at present enough staff available for work to allow for the safe opening of all classes, however some classes will not have their own teachers and some classes will be taught by HLTA staff. Obviously this position may change as the week goes on and I will keep you updated when I have any more detail. Our RA has been updated and we are following all guidance around safe school opening.

I would please ask though, that you try as much as possible to follow the guidance around social distancing and not mixing of households, if we get positive cases in school we will of course have to close bubbles, so ask for your co-operation to keep us all as safe as possible. If you or any member of your household are ill then please do not send your child to school until they have been tested.

I look forward to seeing our lovely children tomorrow


Mrs Walsh