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Latest letter from Mrs Saville


29th April 2020


Dear Parents and Carers,


I hope you and your families are remaining safe and well during this difficult time. I know that as this lockdown period is extended, children and parents are under additional pressures and stresses; as a school community we are here to support and help where we can.


I do hope your children are enjoying their home learning. I wanted to reassure you that although teachers are setting home learning for children to complete and Yr 2-Yr 6 teachers are checking in with children on the Google Classroom, we believe that the main priority at the moment is the children’s and your own well-being. We do understand that not all children will be able to complete all work on a daily basis. If this is the case-encourage the children to read books, play games (not just electronic ones), play outside and be creative-these activities are just as important at this time.


We are continuing to look at ways to improve the online experiences for our children and will update you with information as we improve/change things. For example, Year 1 parents will receive a letter today about using the Parent Share platform to communicate with school.


I am sure you will have seen the media speculation about possible return to school dates, however this is still speculation and like you we do not have any further information. I know this will also be an anxious time for many of you and as soon as we are told that school can reopen, I will be in touch with a plan around how this is managed to ensure that we can keep your children and our school community safe.


If you do have any queries or concerns, there are always staff in school Monday-Friday and we can be contacted on the email- or on 02028 542 2471 where you can leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.


I would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you and your families well.


Yours sincerely


Mrs Saville