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Important update Year 6-7 transition


(just released from the LA )

The Secretary of State for Education has announced that the government will not be insisting on a wider opening of primary schools for the remainder of this term.

With the safety of children paramount the LA have refined their approach and are now proposing to school leaders that Year 6 children now remain with their primary school until the end of this term..

They are confident that most secondary schools in Wolverhampton will offer the opportunity for Year 6's to have the option for a face to face familiarisation visit, for at least one session on or after 29 June. Many secondary schools are also arranging virtual engagement activities and are willing to provide enrichment activity packs to support learning.

Secondary schools will be writing to parents and carers to update them on their plans. They have all committed to explicitly including Year 6 visits in their establishment risk assessments and these are shared with the LA and unions in the normal way.

Social distancing will be maintained during familiarisation visits so that pupils can continue to attend primary schools in line with the current arrangements and where possible, visits will be organised within current bubble arrangements.

Mrs Webster-Smith

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