News & Events
In this section of the website you can learn about recent and upcoming events and activities by reading the school newsletters and other information below.
Please use this page to read copies of letters that are sent home over the year,
just click on the links below to open the letter you want to read.
Other letters regarding COVID-19 are available on the front page / Coronavirus update pages
CEO Update - Tuesday 14th July 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
As a group of schools, we have been discussing at length, planning and reviewing and acting on the guidance from the DfE regarding how all of your children will return to school.
The world is not as we knew it before the pandemic. For some, there will be life-changing consequences. For many these changes may seem less obvious or less dramatic. They are nevertheless, still present and very important.
For many children and staff, September will be the first time that all have met, face to face since March. The emphasis on well-being and mental health is prevalent in all of the schools’ planning for September. Not just of our children, but of our staff and our community.
There are significant logistical bridges to cross in readiness for September. Including the daily changing and updating guidance from the DfE. All of the risk assessments have been undertaken and signed off by the Trust Board’s Committee.
We will continue to follow the guidance as it develops throughout the summer holidays. It is an expectation by the DfE that any family holidays are taken during the summer break and that all children will be present on the first day back on the required date September. Our schools will open their doors to all children on 7th September. Everyone is very much looking forward to seeing all of your children.
Staff, who return to work on 2nd September, will be working together to ensure that the revised curriculum offer is understood by all who work with your children.
As a whole staff, we continue to wish you and your families good health at this challenging time.
Please scroll down to see the most recent letter from SECAT regarding the leadership of Richmond.
If you, or any member of your household has a high temperature or a new cough, then all in the household should self isolate for 14 days. Please do not come to school. You only need to call school on hte first day of absence to notify of isolation.
The Government and NHS are well prepared to deal with this virus. You can help too.
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
In addition to handwashing before eating and after sneezing, you should also wash hands after using toilets and after travelling on public transport.
Germs can live on some surfaces for hours. To protect yourself and others:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
- Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.
- If you have arrived back from China within 14 days follow the specific advice for returning travellers.
This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.
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