Work to get children back into school in September has begun.

Powys Council has today revealed the details of how it plans to return all children into the county to education after the summer holidays, which begin today.

Although approaches will vary among schools, all pupils will be able to resume full time education by September 14, in line with the recent Welsh Government announcement.

Following discussions with headteachers and teaching unions, the following arrangements for Powys schools will be:

  • September 1: Staff only day – Planning and preparation for the re-opening of schools following coronavirus
  • September 2: Staff only day – Planning and preparation for the re-opening of schools following coronavirus
  • September 3-11: Welcoming children and young people back to school, using a "phased return" approach with specific timetables designed for particular cohorts / years to return on different days.

The council is using a "phased return", with each school aiming to welcome all children back to school by September 10 or 11.

  • September 14: All schools open for all children.

Headteachers will contact parents or guardians with the specific details of their children's school.

Cllr Phyl Davies, cabinet member for education and property, said: "I would like to thank headteachers and their staff for all of the planning work completed on short notice to ensure that we can welcome children and young people back to school following the summer holidays.

"I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe break and look forward to seeing children and young people returning to our schools in September."