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Letter from the Headteacher

Dear Parents / Carers                              Wednesday 20th May  


Summer 2 Term information & return – Tuesday 2nd June 2020


You will have been reading and hearing in the news about

mainstream schools introducing a phased return of students from

the start of Summer 2 term in June as the restrictions from the

Covid-19 lockdown as gradually eased. As a specialist education

provision for vulnerable children, The Bridge has been open to all

existing pupils who have wished to come to school throughout the

lockdown and this will continue from June onwards.

We will be breaking up for half term on Friday 22nd  May and

students will be back on Tuesday 2nd June from 8:45am. 

We understand that some students are yet to return to their

education provision and may not for some time due to health or

family circumstances, but I would like to take this opportunity to

outline and reassure you what we as a school have been doing for

the past two months as part of our social distancing and hygiene

protocols and will continue to do so in our education settings. 

All pupils are required to undertake the following before entering


- Have their temperature taken – if it is above 37.8 degrees, they

  will have to return home and isolate for seven days.

- Anti-viral their hands using hand sanitiser provided. 

- Anti-viral their phone using the sanitising cleaning wipes provided.


Throughout the day, staff clean tables, door handles and equipment

after every period and students are asked to wash their hands on a

regular basis. At all times, students are requested to remain at 2m

distance from each other and members of staff with classrooms and

the lunch area set up to enable this – classrooms facilitate no more

than 3 students. We can only accommodate 24 students in Centre

and 12 in Yzone due to these new measures at any one time - more

than this number will mean that we will have to stagger or reduce

our provision for students in order to accommodate government

guidelines and our risk assessment.

I also appreciate that some students will not be returning to school

at the present time as they, or members of their household, are

shielding or classed in the vulnerable category which means they

need to remain within an isolated household. 

Obviously, many parents/carers will have many questions regarding

their child’s education provision during this time and we have

produced a FAQ which I hope answers any questions you may have. You can read this on our website

If you know that your child will not be returning to school for the summer term, I would be very grateful if you could advise us as soon as possible so that we can adjust the timetable and staffing number accordingly. Likewise, if you wish for your child to return to their education provision, please could you contact us to confirm that this is the case.

I would be very grateful if parents/carers could let the school office know as soon as possible if their child will be returning OR not returning in June so we can plan our provision over the half term. We will be calling to confirm attendance on Monday 1st June if we have not heard from you.

Finally, the last couple of months have been very challenging providing an education provision for our students during these unprecedented times both in centre and with home learning. On behalf of all of my team here at The Bridge, thank you all for your patience, understanding and continued support in enabling us to do this.

Yours sincerely,


Mr C Bayliss


Social Distancing throughout the centre


Advice &


For guidance, please click here

The e-bug project

The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.


Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools and at home


Consent forms for off-site visits and Active participation are provided to all new

students and are required to be filled out and sent back.


Please ensure that these are returned, otherwise pupils may be restricted from

taking part in activities.

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