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May 2020

Good afternoon St Bede's Family,
Today we come to the end of our first half of the Summer Term and although I have not seen many of you, I have really enjoyed keeping in touch with you via our website and through emails.  Can I thank everyone for your continued support in this difficult time and remind you that, although we are officially closed to the majority of pupils at the moment, we are always available via email or phone call if we can help in any way.
Today you will have received the official guidance from Newcastle Local Authority which stated that
'Newcastle Schools are taking a cautious and measured approach to plans for welcoming larger numbers of children back. …….Whilst schools have been asked to plan for more children coming back on June 1st, we must be clear with you that we do not expect this will be possible for Newcastle Schools. 
This is because our first priority is to ensure that schools have the time to plan and get organised in such a way that children and staff are as safe as they can be when they come back to school.'
We are working together with all parties involved to plan an effective phased reopening and further information will follow once it has been agreed.  In the meantime, we will remain open for keyworkers children and vulnerable children during the next two weeks, which would have been half term. 
Once again, on behalf of all of the staff and Governors at St Bede's can I thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming everyone back once it is safe to do so.
Take care everyone and keep safe.
Mrs Young