Dear Parents, pupils and schools.
Welcome back to this new (strange!) academic year and we hope you have had a good summer.
SMS are working with schools and other partners to ensure we resume instrumental lessons, and ensembles as soon as possible. We have set up a Covid-19 response page which will support our return, and to share with you our policies that will be in place on our return to instrumental teaching. You can click here to access.
We have shared our draft risk assessment with schools to show what measures we are aiming to put in place to enable SMS staff to teach pupils safely.
SMS teaching weeks are here. As you can see we have started our teaching weeks as late as possible to allow schools, pupils and parents to settle into the new routine and give time to make sure they are ready for our return.
SMS ensembles and Saturday Music Centre will resume as soon possible after due process has been followed and signed off by Solihull MBC.
For those of you that missed it please find our summer term newsletter here and a link to our online resources that continue to be updated.
As the start of term develops we will update you when SMS activities start to resume.
For up to date information please follow SMS on twitter
SMS staff are really looking forward to getting started and to seeing you all again.
Best wishes SMS