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Downsbrook

Thursday 17 June 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

I wanted to write to you today following the release of revised Covid guidance for schools from the Department for Education.

As you will be aware, the increase in the rates of infection attributed to the Delta variant of Covid are causing a delay in the removal of all restrictions nationally and this is also having an impact on how we operate in schools.

It is with deep regret that this means that I must inform you today that parents will not be able to attend our school sports days for any year group. This means that no parents will be present at the early years and key stage one sports day on Tuesday, the 29th of June or on the key stage two sports day which is being held on Thursday, the 1st of July. Both of these dates will go ahead but will now be internal school only events.

I know that this will be a disappointment to both children and parents and we will of course do everything we can to ensure that the days are as fun and exciting as possible for all children with a great focus on teamwork and participation from all. We will be posting photographs on the school Facebook page throughout both days and will of course be mindful of parental permissions regarding publication of images.

I’m sure that you can appreciate this is not a decision that we have taken lightly as we fully welcome as much parental engagement as possible. I know that you will understand that we are doing this to ensure the safety of our whole school community and also to do all that we can to help ensure that we (children, parents and staff) all get to have the summer break that we all deserve to have free of as many restrictions as possible. By playing our part now, we hope that we can secure a better summer for us all.

As ever, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue.

With very Best wishes

Just Jeffrey

Head of School

 

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