How Doncaster primary schools trust is working towards re-opening its five borough schools

One of Doncaster’s biggest primary school trusts has revealed how it is planning towards re-opening its five schools in the borough.

By David Kessen
Friday, 22nd May 2020, 7:40 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd May 2020, 7:40 pm

Exceed Learning Partnership says its schools in the borough have been working on their plans to return for several weeks, but supported a letter sent by Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones raising concerns about the lack of locally focused information on the levels of Covid in Doncaster.

Exceed runs Hill Top Academy and Victoria Academy in Edlington, Carr Lodge Academy at Woodfield, Sandringham Primary School in Intake, and Sheep Dip Lane Academy, in Hatfield.

Chief executive Beryce Nixon said: “Exceed is currently part of a cluster group working with the Local Authority. We support the letter sent to the Prime Minister by Mayor Ros Jones, so that we can understand the infection rates within Doncaster and this will provide information to us as leaders on whether it is safe to return.

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Year five pupils Pietro De Cono and Harry Boothman, both nine, pictured. Picture: NDFP-09-04-19-HilltopAcademy-8

“Exceed academies have been making plans for the last three weeks on how we can ensure the highest levels of safety within the school buildings and risk assessing all areas of the provision. We have been working on a recovery curriculum in order to support our pupils when they do return.”