Dear Families, 

Re-opening of Hook School Monday 29th June 

Since the announcement that schools in Wales were to re-open for some pupil groups we have been busy repurposing our school to ensure that we are able to accommodate groups of up to 8 children in pods without exceeding the restricted capacity, (all schools have been capped at 30%).  

To achieve this we have reorganised the indoor learning environment to create greater spaces to enable staff and children to follow the WG’s social distancing practices, and many of you would have noticed that we now have a large storage container located at the back of the school.  

We will share a video of how the school looks with you all very soon! 

From Monday 29th June Hook School will reopen to pupils in Reception – Year 6 classes (PCC have stated that provision will not be allowed for nursery age children). 

Families who have indicated that they would like their child/children to return to school for ‘check-in, catch up‘ sessions will be contacted by email and notified of the allocated day, which will continue for 2 further weeks, (WG guidance states up to 3 sessions). 

For those families who are undecided, we have allocated spaces for all our children on set days to ensure equity for all families, and days will be the same for siblings. 

You will be aware that unions are still in discussion with WG regarding the end of summer term date, however, we are hoping that it will remain the same. 

Over recent weeks all staff have worked within the cluster to support hubs and distance learning. This co-operative approach is ongoing and a separate safety information sheet for families has been prepared at a cluster level for consistency across our schools. 

We will share any updates from WG and PCC with you, and upload any key information onto our website, social media sites and via school app. 

From Monday 22nd we have childcare arrangements for vulnerable children and children of essential key workers, (who do not have alternative provision). PCC Booking System closed yesterday and any requests for childcare will now be made directly to the school via, where requirements will be assessed. We have limited space available, and you will appreciate that we wish to ensure that all children have opportunities to return to school to see their friends and teachers, to support their emotional wellbeing and distance learning 

All schools are continuing to develop their approaches to distance learning and Mrs Evans will now be supporting staff, children and parents over the coming weeks with teaching and learning, whilst all teachers are also working with children in ‘pods’.  

Thank you for your continued support during this transition period. 

Stay safe and well, 

Ms John