As you know, we have been and continue to face extraordinary challenges during the last two years.

Our staff are working tirelessly, doing everything they can to support all of our children and our school community and I would like to pay tribute to their remarkable commitment.

As you may be aware, the Government have made several very important decisions about schools since the start of the pandemic:

The first announcement was that it has advised schools in England to close, except for certain groups of children, from March 23rd onwards as a further measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

School therefore continued to be open for the following groups of children:

  • Children whose parents are frontline workers:

  • Those classed as what the Secretary of State described as “vulnerable children”. These were those who had a social worker and those with EHCPs.

The second key announcement was that tests would not take place during the summer term. 

Guidance then changed and from the 8th June, school welcomed back a wider range of children. Children from reception, year 1 and year 6 were offered places back in school. We also identified children who, for differing reasons, needed to come back to school and made provision for these children. 

For the children who were at home, we provided weekly home learning plans and support with their learning. We are extremely grateful to those families who completed the learning set. 

From 3rd September, school opened again for all children. We were so pleased to have our whole Crowle Primary Academy family back again and followed the government guidance to keep our children as safe as possible. You can find the Rose Learning Trust risk assessment along with other information in the downloads section. 

The announcement on 5th January again saw our school closing to some of our children. As previously, we remained open for children of critcal workers and those children classified as vunerable children. The definitions for these can be found by following the link below; 

Children of critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings

During this time we continued to provide remote education for those children who remained at home. Details of this can be found on our remote learning page.

School reopened fully on 8th March, we were very excited to welcome all of the Crowle Primary Academy family back again. 

From September 2021 guidance regarding school operations and management of outbreaks have been updated. The most up to date risk assessment and outbreak management plan are available in the section of the COVID-19 page. 

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