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Smithdon High School

Schools Update - Reopening of Our Secondary Schools 15th June 2020

The Trustees of West Norfolk Academies Trust have agreed provisional plans for the reopening of its four secondary schools.

The current plan is for Year 10 students to receive mentoring sessions at Springwood, St Clements, Marshland and Smithdon from Monday 15 June. 
Year 12 Springwood students will also receive some face-to-face lessons but not their full complement. Key worker and vulnerable children provision will continue for other pupils for the remainder of this term.
Roger Livesey, Chair of the Trust, "The Trustees have agreed a plan to increase our secondary school provision from June 15 based on Government guidance.
"But we would like to stress that the health and safety of our students and staff is paramount and this is why we will not make a final decision until June 8 after consulting with our staff."
Andy Johnson, the Trust's Executive Headteacher, confirmed letters had this morning been sent to the parents of the Trust's Year 10 and 12 students.
He added: "As a Trust, we have been making plans for some time about how to provide for children and to maintain social distancing as numbers increase. All options have been considered, including changes to the classroom structure, cleaning regime, and pattern of the school day.
"In approving our current plan to increase secondary provision, the Trustees were acutely aware of their responsibilities to our staff and our students and have taken a cautious approach to opening at this time."