All 27 schools in the Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust were open this week and it was wonderful and so rewarding to be able to welcome our children back.

We recognise that our pupils and their families have experienced difficulties during lockdown and we aim to enable children to return to school and experience as much normality as possible.

The trust has high expectations of conduct and appearance throughout all our schools and we appreciate the support of our parents in maintaining these standards.

We understand that the timetable for shops reopening has created difficulties for some families and we will make reasonable adjustments on a case-by-case basis to reflect these unavoidable circumstances.

The trust’s position on the wearing of face coverings is very clear and follows government guidance. The wearing of face coverings in indoor public spaces and in classrooms is highly recommended. We understand that some children are not able to wear a face covering for medical or other reasons.