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A Note from the Headteacher - 31st March 2021

Unbelievably, we are almost at the end of the Spring term, and what a strange term it has been! We have come a long way since the extremely challenging times of early January.

Hopefully, after the Easter break, we will be able to start gradually moving nearer towards normal school life again – fingers crossed!

When we come back after the Easter break, we plan to continue following DfE guidance about re-introducing some extracurricular clubs. However, final details about these may not be available until we return to school in April, as we are expecting guidance-updates to be issued on 29th March and 12th April, which may impact on what we are able to do. Please be assured that we want to open things up and get back to as near normal as we can, but it must be in a controlled way; however, our priority will always be on trying to keep classrooms open so the children can attend school.

As you are aware, the anniversary of the first national lockdown was last week and was designated a National Day of Reflection, with the Government, NHS staff, care organisations, and charities supporting the charity Marie Curie’s plans to mark the day and remember those who have died in the pandemic.

We held a minute’s silence in the school on 23rd March to reflect on this and to remember those who have made such huge sacrifices since the pandemic began. When the school closed on 23rd March 2020 we did not know for how long, or what challenges the coming weeks and months would bring. We did not know that the uncertainty would continue and that there would be further lockdowns and school restrictions to follow.

I am proud of the way that staff, pupils, and families have worked successfully in partnership with each other in ensuring that our pupils feel that they are being listened to and supported. It is important that we continue to enable our pupils to feel a sense of connection with each other and to have adequate time to adjust.

I would like to thank everyone for pulling together so that our pupils continue to thrive and feel safe and happy at school.

Have a lovely holiday and see you back in school on Monday 19th April 2021.

Best wishes,
Mrs C Lansdown