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Plans for September school return

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24 July 2020

Image of a primary school classroomWork to plan a safe and organised return for all pupils in September is ongoing, Powys County Council has said.

The council is working with all its schools to ensure that all pupils will return safely after the summer holidays.

Although approaches will vary among schools, all pupils will be able to resume full time education by September 14, in line with the recent Welsh Government announcement.

Following discussions with headteachers and teaching unions, the following arrangements for Powys schools will be:

01/09/20: Staff only day - Planning and preparation for the re-opening of schools following Coronavirus

02/09/20: Staff only day - Planning and preparation for the re-opening of schools following Coronavirus

03/09/20 - 11/09/20: Welcoming children and young people back to school, using a "phased return" approach with specific timetables designed for particular cohorts / years to return on different days.

Given the current position, the council believes that a "phased return" approach will be the most effective for the county, with each school aiming to welcome all children back to school by 10/09/20 or 11/09/20.

14/09/20:All schools open for all children.

Headteachers will contact parents or guardians with the specific details of their children's school.

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Property, said: "I would like to thank headteachers and their staff for all of the planning work completed on short notice to ensure that we can welcome children and young people back to school following the summer holidays.

"I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe break and look forward to seeing children and young people returning to our schools in September."

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