Hopefully, this message finds you well – I just wanted to share a few updates with you all.
Conducting ‘Safe and Well’ checks
As part of our remote learning strategy, we have tasked staff to contact families weekly to ensure they are safe and well. As part of this approach, we would expect to speak to children to ensure that they are alright, this is a requirement of the safeguarding process put in place by the government since lock down.
If we cannot get in touch with families and/or speak with children, we may conduct a ‘safe and well check’, which would involve two members of our Senior Leadership Team calling to your home to make sure you are all ok.
Our staff are working hard in school to try and develop and improve our remote learning strategy. One aspect of this is through a greater use of Microsoft Teams meetings. As you can imagine with technology, things don’t always work as smoothly as we would like, so please bear with us when we iron out these issues.
An update from our community partners
We are in regular contact with Public Health England, our local NHS and the Police – they have asked me to remind everyone of the importance of following the rules regarding the National Lock down. It is imperative that we all do our bit and follow the rules. I am very aware that the local NHS are under huge pressure in terms of capacity, indeed we are aware of several families who have been directly affected by COVID; our thoughts and prayers are very much with them at this difficult time.
Following on from this, I must emphasise the need for those families who are currently school places that they continue to follow the government rules. I have a duty of care to all my staff and the children to ensure that school remains as safe as possible. I do not want to be in a position where I must refuse a child a place in school whose family are flouting the National lock down – I do know that this has happened at other schools. Should children inform us that they are doing so, I will be left with no choice.
Finally, can I just say a huge thank you to you all for your constant support and understanding at this difficult time. I have been heartened by the support of our families and have had the pleasure on many occasions of passing on thanks to individual teachers as parents have contacted us to share their thanks.
Please do keep safe and let us know of any difficulties.