Camden schools welcome back students after summer break

As schools prepare to welcome pupils back this week, Camden Learning has been working with local Public Health teams and schools to ensure children and young people return to a safe learning environment.

With support from the Council, Camden Learning and Camden’s Public Health team, schools are working to ensure pupils can return as smoothly and safely as possible following the summer holidays.

While most COVID-19 restrictions in schools, including class and year group ‘bubbles’, have been lifted, some protective measures remain and are reflected in schools' revised risk assessments, and so pupils and families are being asked to familiarise themselves with any arrangements that are in place at their school.

All pupils are also now expected to attend school as their learning is prioritised.

Cllr Angela Mason, Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families
Schools have been working tirelessly to prepare for the return of pupils and students after the summer holidays to ensure they can have the best and smoothest start to the new academic year.

However, we understand this will continue to be a tough time for schools, and that staff and parents or carers will have some concerns about how schools will be able to maintain a safe environment for their children. I’d like to reassure everyone that we’ve been working to support schools with their preparations to ensure pupils and staff return to a place where they can feel safe and supported. This work includes careful planning and rigorous risk assessments completed at each school.

I’d also like to say good luck to all pupils starting the new academic year and a huge thank you to all our teachers and staff who continue to work hard to support their communities throughout this time.
Cllr Angela Mason, Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families