Dear Families,

I hope this letter finds you safe and well. In light of the letter you received today, Friday 5th June from Will Mclean, Chief Officer for Children and Young People at Monmouthshire County Council, we need you to consider the following questions and provide answers by Wednesday 10th of June to enable us to plan a safe return to school for children within the week beginning June 29th.

You will be aware that Welsh Government have instructed schools not to have any more than one third of their pupil population in the building at any time. Welsh Government have also instructed schools to make provision for key worker children a priority. In addition to this schools have been instructed to maintain the home-learning offer for those pupils who are not at school. Due to these instructions, along with social distancing measures and cleaning requirements, pupils will need to be split into smaller groups who will attend according to a timetable, which is dependent on our capacity.

The childcare offer for key worker children will remain in place, as it has been since our enforced closure, and will take place within our own school.

Importantly, Welsh Government has stated that there will be no fines issued to parents or carers who chose not to send their children to school.

With this in mind, we will be asking the following questions.

1. Will you be sending you child back to school as the child of a key worker?

2. Will you be sending you child back to school and you are not a key worker?

3. Will you decide to keep your child at home to continue with the school’s home-learning offer?

We understand that these are very personal decisions and families must do what is right for them given their own personal circumstances. For this reason we are sending out these questions now to enable you time to consider your response.

We will collect you answers in a survey which we will send out to you on Monday. This will need to be completed by Wednesday 10th of June at 2.00pm at the latest.

Thanks for your continued support,


Helen Hampson

Head teacher

Pembroke Primary School

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