Education Restart

Tuesday 11 August 2020


Education Restart


Dear Parent


As the end of the summer approaches, we are looking forward to welcoming Rainey pupils back into the building for the first time since March. You will be aware that the Minister for Education has stated that all pupils should begin to return to school during the week beginning Monday 24 August and that all pupils will re-commence full-time, onsite education from 1st September. After such a long absence from school, we are keen to facilitate a smooth and safe return for both staff and pupils. Therefore, it is our intention that each year group will be phased in during the week commencing 24 August in preparation for the return to normal schooling by 1 September.


A comprehensive COVID-19 plan for opening, including risk assessments, has been conducted. We have secured additional cleaning provision and handwashing facilities throughout the school. Clear signage to encourage social distancing, high standards of hygiene practice and the safe usage of the school premises has been produced.


During these phased induction days pupils will be given an overview of health and hygiene and social distancing considerations, arrangements for break and lunch and teaching & learning provision. They will also be given information about September 1 when school will re-commence for all pupils.


The school will now adopt the following arrangements:



Monday 24 August Staff Development Day
Tuesday 25 August – Year 11 9.30am – 12 noon
Tuesday 25 August – Year 13 1pm – 3.30pm
Wednesday 26 August – Year 12 9.30am – 12 noon
Wednesday 26 August – Year 14 1pm – 3.30pm
Thursday 27 August – Year 9 9.30am – 12 noon
Thursday 27 August – Year 10 1pm – 3.30pm
Friday 28 August – Year 8 9am-1.30pm
Monday 31 August Bank Holiday
Tuesday 1 September

All pupils and staff in registration rooms periods 1-3 (admin)

Period 4 – phased lunch times

Periods 5 & 6 – full timetable operational.


All pupils are asked to meet in the new Sports Hall not the main school building at the time given for their year group. Pupils attending a morning session should bring a break with them; canteen facilities will not be available.


I look forward to welcoming your son/daughter back to school over the coming weeks.


Best wishes


Mr N. McClements


Acting Principal