Friday 17th July 2020
Phew! We made it! Messages from Mrs R
What a team!
Year 6 Leavers
Y6 - together they SHONE as one
This week the teachers laid on a special sports day, a forest school day, a couch potato day (with domino pizza no less!) and an outdoor disco.
Their last day was sad and momentous with the release of their Leavers' Book and a fabulous Leavers' video on Facebook.
A new tradition was also born today, as the leavers finished with a 'bell parade' through the playgrounds with the rest of the school cheering and clapping them on, out onto the village green and into a spontaneously (and socially distantly) formed tunnel of proud parents who, as a nice surprise, had all turned out to pick them up instead of having them walk home alone.
Goodbye and thankyou to Mrs Chrissie Thompson and Mrs Linda Chadwick
To be completely open and honest with you all.....
We have tried to communicate, help, listen and provide as much as we could do over the last four months. If we have done well for you, that's great and makes us feel glad. If you would have liked your child to return and I couldn't make that happen for you I'm truly sorry about that. The wider opening of school last month was probably the most difficult situation to manage - so much disappointment for the children who couldn't return. It was difficult to shoulder that, but shoulder it we had to!
Going forward, we will be hoping that we never have to use the track and trace system and never have to use remote learning, but if we do, we are developing our use of IT constantly in preparation. Some of our families have been trialling the use of google classrooms with me. We have had a few technology glitches but we are learning.
To the Staff for being incredible - positive, cheerful, pragmatic, self sacrificing and professional.
To the Governing Body and Starmat for being amazingly supportive and caring.
To our wonderful, funny, lovable, quirky, kind, sensitive and hardworking children - thankyou for being you but please be the most wonderful and wellbehaved version of you for your parents over the next few weeks!
I'll see you all back here in September when........
Together we will CONTINUE to shine!
Proudest Headteacher ever