After many different announcements by different governments and the media reporting over the last few days, we would like to help explain and ease your mind over the situation regarding the re opening of schools in Wales, as mentioned in the whole school email sent by Mrs Harrison yesterday.
Education is a devolved aspect of Government and although the Prime Minister spoke last night about a potential re opening of schools in England on June 1st, here in Wales that date has clearly been ruled out by Kirsty Williams, the Education Minister for the Welsh Government.
"The current situation for schools in Wales will not change on 1st June."
"As I have said before, you will always hear directly from me on the decisions we make in Wales for our pupils, parents and school staff."
"You have my guarantee that we will give everyone time to plan ahead of a next phase starting.Any decision to increase the operation of schools will be communicated well in advance."
"We are working closely with local authorities to ensure that schools are supported in this preparation work. In the meantime, critical workers and those who need to use schools or hubs for your children should continue do so."
"We will continue to be guided by the very latest scientific advice and will only look to have more pupils and staff in schools when it is safe to do so. We will, of course, need to ensure that social distancing requirements can be adhered to."
You can see her speech in full by following these links below.
We will continue to keep you informed of any changes as and when we are able to.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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