As we enter the fifth week of the national lockdown and school closure, I wanted to write to thank you all for everything you are doing for the children at this difficult time and for all your support for the school. We very much appreciate the sacrifices so many of you are making to keep the children safe at home to learn remotely wherever possible and for everything you are doing to help them with their learning, juggling all of your other responsibilities and work commitments at the same time.
I am sure you all saw the Prime Minister’s announcement that he hopes for schools to start to reopen fully from 8th March rather than immediately after February half term. We know this may have been difficult to hear and we wish to support our families in any way we can, so please get in touch if there is anything you need and we will be in regular communication as we develop our plans for reopening as soon as it is safe to do so.
Children’s Mental Health Week 1st – 7th February 2021
The first week of February is national Children’s Mental Health Week. We have updated the ‘Wellbeing’ page under the ‘Home Learning’ tab of the school website to include some videos and resources to help parents/carers to support their children’s mental health as well as their own. My Monday assembly also focuses on this theme and while aimed at the children, the messages within it equally apply to all of us – particularly the one about asking for help when we need it.