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Return to the Academy September 2020 -  COVID 19 Information

30th August 2020

Dear Parent / Carer

I hope that in our current situation that you have remained well and that hopefully you were able to have some sort of break. We are now looking forward to welcoming all our pupils back to Springfields during  September.

However, I am fully aware that we return to school with the risk of infection from Covid 19 still a very real part of our lives.  Leaders have been working hard over the summer to ensure the appropriate measures are in place for pupils returning to school safely. For detailed information regards your child’s transition into school please reference your child’s transition Padlet for social skills support including videos and photos of their classrooms, social stories, additional hygiene measures, routines and the opportunity to ask questions.  


Key Questions:

Does my child have to attend school in September? 


 On the North site we look forward to welcoming pupils back on the following dates in September:

  • Years 9,10, 11 – Thursday 3rd September
  • Years 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 – Monday 7th September 

 On the South site the pupils who attended school during term 6 will return on Thursday 3rd September. Pupils returning to school for the first time since lockdown will return on Monday 7th September.

If you have any specific questions/concerns regarding this,  please contact your child’s teacher/tutor directly.

If your child is a new admission to the academy they will have a personalised start date. If you have any concerns regards this date please contact Therese Flaherty, Parent Support Advisor.

How will you keep my child safe?

We will be putting in measures to keep our community as safe as possible.  Please read the attached Parent Autumn Term 2020 opening and also note the attached information about face coverings.  

What will my child wear?

School uniform must be worn each day.

Can I call into the school office?

No, the site is closed except for essential contractors and pre-arranged deliveries. Please call or email us.

Will children social distance in school?

Yes, we will be operating the same distancing procedures that were in place in June.   Adults will distance from children as much as possible.

What will happen is there is a local lockdown?

We will take advice from Public Health.  We may be asked to close to all pupils with the exception of Key Worker or vulnerable children.  Home Learning will then resume through Padlet with the support of the school as before. 

 If you have any specific questions/concerns regarding this,  please contact your child’s teacher/tutor directly.

I attach a number of other documents that contain useful information and indicate how seriously we have taken the return to school and how seriously we have planned to prevent infection.

Additionally teachers have and will be reminded that our first priority is preventing infection and reducing anxiety so that as soon as possible , as we saw in June before the summer holiday, learning can take place in  class.  

Teachers will review all arrangements on a daily and weekly basis and communicate any changes to you. Please be assured that we take safety as our key priority. We know how important it is that we stay open. To support us please ensure you do not send your child to school if they or any member of your household display any of the major symptoms

(see Daily Health Check attached).


We will do all we can to make this work. Please work with us.


Jon Hamp

Executive Headteacher. Springfields Academy.

ReachSouth Director SEND.