Due to the hot weather alert which has been issued for Monday and Tuesday, we are encouraging children to wear loose, light coloured clothing and bring sunhats, preferably with wide brims, and to use sunscreen. There is no expectation to wear uniform, it is more important to be cool and comfortable. We will be providing them with plenty of water to keep them hydrated.
Other arrangements include the use of ventilation and fans, avoiding vigorous physical activity and avoiding the length of time they are outside at lunchtime, as well as moving to cooler parts of the buildings where we can.
However, we are giving you the option of collecting you child between 1.15 and 1.30, should you feel you would rather they were at home. If you would like to do this, then please turn up at your child's classroom external door, or in the case of year 4 and 6, at their usual collection doors, and your child will be handed over to you. They will not be allowed to walk home alone, so must be collected by an adult.
I would like to reassure you that we will continue to review conditions as they develop. Our first priority is the safety of your children and we appreciate your ongoing support.
If you have an appointment for parents' evening to discuss reports, then that will go ahead as planned. Please come to the school reception and you will be directed to where the meeting is to be held.
Please stay safe in this heat.