19th June, 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
We are delighted that you and your child are joining Woodhouse Primary Academy this coming September. On behalf of the Staff, children and parents, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school.
Ordinarily, we would be writing to you to invite you to a number of events to welcome you to our school and meet your child’s Class Teacher. However, due to the current situation this is not possible. We find ourselves in an unprecedented set of circumstances and understand the anxieties you may have about your child’s transition into Reception. We would like to assure you that an induction process will take place when it is safe to do so. Schools are working within a constantly changing environment and receive regular updates from the Department for Education. We therefore ask for your patience whilst we put together plans which are practical and above-all mutually beneficial in supporting the best possible start to your child’s school life.
As tempting as it might be to ring our school office with a list of questions, we ask that you please wait until you hear from us instead. We promise that we will be in touch soon to share our plans for induction once we are clearer about the way forward nationally. Please do not hesitate to email our office on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an urgent question and we will respond as soon as we can.
We will be talking to pre-school and Nursery settings, as we always do, to find out about your child’s learning and development. We will also be talking to you directly to find out about more about your child as soon as we can. These conversations usually take place within the context of a Stay and Play visit to school in July or a home visit in early September. However, if this is not possible, due to the current situation, we will find an alternative way to ensure that we receive all of the information that we need about your child.
We fully understand how worried you might be about your child’s induction but the most important thing at the moment is that you and your child are safe and well. Every single child in the country, that will start Reception in the Autumn Term, will be in the same position as yours. Our promise to you is that we will continue to work in partnership, to ensure your child’s start to school is both as exciting and positive as we can collectively make it.
We look forward to welcoming you and your child into school once it is safe to do so.
Mr O Wilson Mr C Oakley
Head Teacher Assistant Head Teacher EYFS
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