Friday 11th September 2020
As we begin our school year, I wanted to write to first welcome you and your family back and also to say thank you for working with us to ensure all of our new arrangements are working as well as they can so we all remain as safe as we can.
It has been a delight to see all of the children return and looking so smart, but more importantly with a smile on their faces. We have certainly missed them all and I am sure you, like us, are simply glad to get a little normality back in your lives. I am sure there will be more obstacles to overcome in the next weeks and months ahead, but I am also very confident that as a school community we will adapt accordingly.
The first day was a little hectic, but since then our arrangements seem to be working well. Can I just remind you to keep to your times for drop off and pick up to prevent any cross over of pods and for just one adult per family to attend to help us to keep our safety procedures as effective as we can.
Breakfast and after school club are now up and running with efficient practices and routines in place. Across the school, our cleaners are doing a fabulous job wiping down surfaces and equipment regularly. Both staff and pupils are adhering to our hand washing practices and overall I am very pleased with the first week in school.
The children have returned with a fantastic attitude to learn and appear to have grown even more in independence and resilience. We will continue to provide the very best education we can for all of our pupils and work with you, to ensure we achieve this.
We are looking forward to a very successful, although somewhat different year. In school, I have tried to keep our days and routines as normal as possible. Obviously not having the chance to do assemblies or invite parents in to school is not ideal. However, I will be reviewing this regularly to see what we can do in the coming weeks.
I would welcome your views or comments on how you feel the arrangements we have set up so far are working and look forward to working with you over this academic year.