Monday 13th July 2020
Condover Hall visit September 2020
We hope that you are all well. We are writing to advise you, that with regret, this year’s forthcoming visit from Wednesday 9th September until Friday 11th September 2020 to Condover Hall has had to be cancelled. We are disappointed to have to announce this to both yourselves and the children. Over the past few weeks we have had many parents concerned about the proposed visit and unsure of what they should do regarding the trip.
The government has released the following statement in the guidance to school’s fully reopening plan:
“We continue to advise against domestic (UK) overnight and overseas educational visits at this stage see coronavirus: travel guidance for educational settings.
In the autumn term, schools can resume non-overnight domestic educational visits. These trips should include any trips for pupils with SEND connected with their preparation for adulthood (for example, workplace visits, travel training etc.). This should be done in line with protective measures, such as keeping children within their consistent group, and the coronavirus (COVID-19) secure measures in place at the destination. Schools should also make use of outdoor spaces in the local area to support delivery of the curriculum. As normal, schools should undertake full and thorough risk assessments in relation to all educational visits to ensure they can be done safely. As part of this risk assessment, schools will need to consider what control measures need to be used and ensure they are aware of wider advice on visiting indoor and outdoor venues. Schools should consult the health and safety guidance on educational visits when considering visits.”
With so much uncertainty around at the moment, we feel that this is the best decision in the circumstances that we currently face.
A full refund will be given to all pupils. If your child is attending school, then a refund will be issued by cheque and sent home with them before the end of the week. If your child is at home, we will post the refund to you.
I’m sure that you will support us with this decision. First and foremost is the safety of our pupils and staff which remains our main priority.
Have a good summer break,
Mrs Miller and Miss Stanton