Posted 19th October 2020
A fantastic start to the year
Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to my first message on our new school website.
As I write this, I am sitting here reflecting on what a fantastic start to the year we have had and more importantly why that has been the case and I have come to the conclusion that the main reason is our strong community built on strong trusting relationships.
It hasn't been easy. Trying to make sure that we are following the Covid guidelines as closely as possible while at the same time keeping the fantastic feel of our school was always going to be a challenge and I am sure that it will be for some time to come. However, together we have worked through what each of our roles are in making the return to school for all children be as successful as it can be.
Staff have worked hard to make the school building and grounds as safe as possible as well as redesigning the way things like lunches and breaks can work. Teachers have cleverly thought about how to make sure the return for children is caring and safe as well as exciting and motivating.
Families have carefully listened to the new routines and have not moaned once about the long loops that now exist in our long thin grounds. You have put your trust in us and have been grateful for our regular updates. This communication has been a two way thing and we have appreciated the suggestions you have made to further improve any aspects of the return.
The children - well - you would think that they have never been away. It has been wonderful to see the children, whether loudly or quietly ease back into school and quickly show that absolute love of learning. We have been impressed with the amount of support you have provided them over lockdown to make sure that they didn't stop learning while they were away from the school building.
All of these things would not have been possible if we weren't such a great team.
Teams happen when trust happens. Trust happens when we openly work together and understand each other. Thank you.
We want to keep making sure that we keep working together and would love to see you at our first Parents Forum of the year on Zoom next week. We will send you an invite via Ping and would love it if you could join us.