As CoG of a Community school, I've had an email from the LA today devolving all responsibility on the reopening of schools to Headteachers & Governing Bodies. I've had a lengthy conversation with the Head who has many concerns as opening for Reception, Y1 and Y6 plus continuing to host the children of key workers will mean 300 children in school! Keeping to classes of 15 children will mean eight classrooms in use plus space for Reception children plus the associated staff. What is concerning is that this decision was taken by the Cabinet Office without discussion with the DfE and thus no input from education "experts". We're already noticing the key worker children increasing as more people start going back to work. We're sending a parent questionnaire out to see whether parents intend to send their children to get an idea of numbers. We're also in discussion with our family of schools in the hope that, whatever decision is made, we can do it as a family. In addition, the Government want all primary children to have four weeks of school prior to the summer break which we can only do with full classrooms! Brainless idea or what? I've called a full meeting of the Board for late next week in the hope that, by then, we may know more from the Government and the unions!