Earlier this morning (Wednesday 27th May), we received guidance from Durham County Council which stated that they believe 15th June is a ‘more realistic timeline for all schools to work towards for expanding their numbers subject to Government scientific advice and individual school risk assessments.’
Therefore, we now hope to invite our Year 6 pupils back first from 15th June.
Durham County Council state that they have made this decision based on the fact that ‘the publication of the SAGE papers, delay in Contact Tracing implementation, and infection rate data showing the North East as the highest in the country, do not provide the clear higher level assurances that DCC, school communities and parents have been seeking.’
We will keep in touch with any further updates we receive.
Mrs Lisa Jackson
Mrs Lisa Croft
Chair of Governors