New Term Welcome Letter

Dear Parents, 

I hope you all had a restful Easter break and welcome ‘back’ to school. 

We’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working, so I wanted to take the chance to say what an amazing job you’re doing supporting your child’s wellbeing and learning during this time. 

It’s definitely been a strange and challenging time, so it’s understandable if you and your child feel anxious and frustrated at the moment. In so many areas of our lives, the only certainty at the moment seems uncertainty. Please try not to worry; we are here for you every step of the way. 

Remember, if you have any concerns about helping your child learn or you need any other support from the school, please let us know. Wellbeing or safeguarding concerns should be sent to Mrs Stooksbury, our Head of Wellbeing and Designated Safeguarding Lead, monitors and responds to this regularly. She is skilled and experienced in managing a wide range of, and sometimes difficult, conversations covering a plethora of topics. There are also a number of useful updates, including policies and resources, on our website ( 2020/). It may be more appropriate for subject or form teachers to be contacted – if these details have not been shared with you, then we are continuing to manage the email and will forward communications to relevant persons. 

We miss having the pupils in school, but we must continue to follow the government’s guidance to keep everyone in our community safe. So, we’re carrying on with the remote learning that proved so successful last term. Mr Stubbs and/or Mrs Griffiths will be in contact with you shortly to share details of an amended offer for next term. Inevitably, as we move into the third week of remote learning there are tweaks that have been made to improve the pupil experience (and also to help you with the management of learning at home). Please continue to send general feedback to school using It all helps. 

To all of our Preschool parents whose children will be joining us in September, please be assured that we are planning carefully to ensure that children 

move happily into Reception Class. It is difficult to share plans for meetings and transition activities at this stage but we will contact you when the picture becomes clearer. In the meantime, please enjoy your time together. 

While we can’t say yet when we’ll be able to open the school fully, rest assured that we’ll continue doing our utmost to keep pupils learning and the school connected. And if you need some extra smiles to keep you going, please check any of our social media feeds (YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram)! 

Kind regards, 

Lawrence Collins Headmaster

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