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Phased return to school for some of our pupils

Since the prime minister’s announcement that, subject to key safety criteria being met, the government would like to see schools begin to open for wider groups of children from 1 June, schools across the country have been examining the challenges those intentions present.

At the same time, as more people return to work, the numbers of children of workers critical to the response to the Covid-19 pandemic are increasing the numbers of children attending our schools. These pupils, together with vulnerable children and those with Educational Health Care Plans, continue to put pressure on available school capacity. They remain the priority group.

We have consistently said we would look at opening our schools to include the year groups suggested only when we are satisfied that risks have been minimised to an acceptable level. The health and safety of staff and pupils continues to be our overriding principle.

Our schools are currently carrying out risk assessments that will dictate next steps. By their very nature, these risk assessments are thorough and any vulnerable areas they are highlighting need to be very carefully considered. It may be possible to completely mitigate some risks and to lessen the risk in others. All our 24 schools are different. They have different numbers of pupils, ranging from under 50 to over 700; some are rural and others are in urban areas. All share the same desire to widen the opening of our schools, but only when the trust can be satisfied that any remaining risk can be safely managed.

We do not wish to prejudge any of the ongoing risk assessments but we want to convey both the complexity and enormity of the tasks currently being carried out – as, indeed, they are at all schools. As and when we are able to widen our opening, because of larger numbers of priority children, please bear in mind this will only mean a gradual reintroduction and not, initially, all year groups specified at the same time.

Individual Ebor schools will be in touch with details of their plan, and associated guidance, in due course.

Meanwhile, children of key workers and vulnerable children are the only pupils who will remain in school during the lockdown. Full guidance on what is a ‘key worker’ and who are ‘vulnerable children’ is available here.

Pupils working from home will be following lesson plans and workbooks set by their teachers, some of which will be online. This will vary from year to year and from school to school. Even though we are living through extraordinary times, we will continue to do the best we can for our pupils.

Key workers only: how to access provision at your school
(in the event your shift changes at short notice and you need school to care for your child)

If it is your first day of enrolment, please bring your key worker ID at the start or end of the day.

Alderman Cogan’s Church of England Primary Academy email a.devaney@ebor.academy – continually monitored
All Saints’ Church of England Federation of Academies, Hessle email: admin.asf@ebor.academy or call Infants on 01482 648082
Braeburn Primary and Nursery Academy email: admin.braeburn@ebor.academy
Brotherton and Byram Community Primary Academy email: admin.bbs@ebor.academy – continually monitored
Camblesforth Community Primary Academy email: admin.cam@ebor.academy or call 01757 616428 or email: admin.shs@ebor.academy – continually monitored
Easington Church of England Primary Academy email admin.eas@ebor.academy or admin.pat@ebor.academy – continually monitored
Ebor Academy Filey email: admin@fs.ebor.academy
Filey Church of England Nursery and Infants Academy admin.fis@ebor.academy or where possible phone the day before on 01723 513077
Haxby Road Primary Academy email: s.smart@ebor.academy or work mobile: 07706487312
Hob Moor Oaks Academy email: o.hargreaves@ebor.academy if outside of school day.
Hob Moor Community Primary Academy email: d.cousins@ebor.academy before 8.15am and after 4pm. Phone school between 8.15am and 4pm 01904 555000
Lakeside Primary Academy email: admin.lak@ebor.academy up to the day before. In an emergency, the same day, email slt.lak@ebor.academy
Marfleet Primary Academy Where possible ring 781943 the day before and leave a telephone message. Alternatively email: admin.mar@ebor.academy and bring your child for us to register on the day.
Osbaldwick Primary Academy Call 01904 555606, which is redirected to the headteacher’s mobile. email: j.mould@ebor.academy and m.brown@ebor.academy and t.christie@ebor.academy
Park Grove Primary Academy email: j.sawyer@ebor.academy or n.chambers@ebor.academy or v.hearson@ebor.academy or n.martin@ebor.academy. (Or all four to be on the safe side).
Patrington Church of England Primary Academy email: admin.pat@ebor.academy – continually monitored
Riston Church of England Primary Academy email: admin.ris@ebor.academy  – continually monitored
Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy Where possible please ring 555160 the day before to enrol your child. In emergency, leave a telephone message or email:admin.rws@ebor.academy and bring your child for us to register on the day.
Sigglesthorne Church of England Primary Academy email: admin.sig@ebor.academy – continually monitored
Sproatley Endowed Church of England Academy Book in through ParentPay, preferably up until midnight the day before. Otherwise email through ParentPay.
Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy email: admin.shs@ebor.academy – continually monitored, or telephone 01757 616428
Tadcaster Primary Academy email: admin.tad@ebor.academy and message can be left on 01937 833795.
Tockwith Church of England Primary Academy email: admin@tp.ebor.academy – continually monitored

Official guidance

Official guidance for educational settings and procedures to follow if you or your child are unwell, is here: COVID-19: guidance for education settings

Coronavirus: a social story

Click here to see a social story using visual symbols. This may help explain about coronavirus for any children with special needs or with English as an additional language. Click here to see a second social story, all about not going to school because of coronavirus.

Google Classroom – a guide for parents

Click here for information about Google Classroom, which pupils may be using in the event of school closure.

Contact information – where to seek additional help and support

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