30/8/21 Update from the Executive Headteacher
I hope that you have all had a lovely summer break, and that the children are looking forward to the start of the new term and seeing their friends and school staff again. We are delighted that we are joined this term by Mrs Sandy Brown as Acting Head of Learning while we go through the appointment process for the permanent position. She is very much looking forward to getting to know the Branscombe families.
As you are probably aware, the guidelines regarding 'bubbles' and various other covid safe measures have been removed for the new term. Therefore we are going back to our normal school day times for all pupils from Reception to Year 6. The school day will start at 8.55 and end at 3.15.
However, cases in Devon and Cornwall are still very high and so we would ask that, for now, only the pupils come onto the school site - parents should remain at the gate by the lane and leave promptly once children are dropped off/collected. Children will be escorted in and out of the building. We will review this as numbers of cases drop locally.
Parents of new reception pupils are able to bring their child to the classroom door for the first week to help the pupils to settle.
Although, lots of the safety measures are no longer included in any guidance, please rest assured that we will continue to encourage pupils to wash their hands regularly, keep their distance from other children that they don't work with closely and we will ventilate the building and continue with increased cleaning measures.
We would be grateful if you continue to let us know if members of your family or close contacts have symptoms or been diagnosed with Covid.
We are looking forward to seeing you all again, best wishes
Katie Gray
Executive Headteacher


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