This week’s message (Friday 25 March 2022)

Friday 25 March 2022

This week’s message comes from Mrs Weekes, our Head of School…

The longer days are certainly making everyone feel that Spring’s in the air – that always makes people smile.

It’s clear from absences that Covid is still very much present in the community; thanks for your vigilance and support in trying to keep our staff and children safe.

Next week is a busy one. We’re recruiting on Monday for a teacher to take over from Miss Wilson for next year – this will be a maternity cover (and may not necessarily be in Year 6, so candidates will visit different classes across Monday morning). Teachers will send home your child’s second Learning Update of the year, too – look out for them on Wednesday.

It’s been a while since I’ve updated you about The Green (our affectionate name for the land at the back of school). Just this week we’ve received £1000 – £500 from John Lewis and £500 from Waitrose. Some of our Junior Leadership Team accepted the cheque which has gone straight into the funding pot. We’ve also just received some drawings and plans that need perusing so that we can get a definite plan in place. It’s all taking a lot of time but be reassured that there’s lots of work going on behind the scenes.

A very generous donation from an ex-pupil has meant that we could renew the playground markings and we’re really pleased with them – some great comments from the children, too. What about encouraging your child to hopscotch as they come into school (and then you hopscotch as you leave!).

As you know, I really enjoy being at the gate in the mornings and seeing everyone arrive at school. However, I seem to be standing there a very long time when most families arrive after 8.40 am. In the summer term, the internal school gates will not open until 8.40 am. This means there will be no adult at the gate until that time. If your child is on the premises before then, they must be supervised to ensure they’re safe. This arrangement will be reviewed before the end of the school year.

Finally, thanks for all your support in our fundraising efforts. Our sponsored number facts event was a great success and we’ll be able to update you on the total raised before the end of term – get that money in by the end of Thursday 31 March!

I hope you have a happy and healthy weekend – it’s Mothers Day on Sunday (and don’t forget to put your clocks forward this weekend!).