Headteacher’s Blog

Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced that schools will remain closed to most pupils until at least March 8th, 2021. Whilst this news might not have come as much of a surprise to some, it has undoubtedly caused many families much disappointment and concern. We appreciate that this continued period of national Lockdown and partial school closure is a very frustrating and stressful time for individuals and families – we are all feeling the strain. We look forward to being able to fully open and welcome back all pupils when it is deemed safe to do so and we will continue to provide remote and face-to-face teaching for all of our pupils, in the meantime. We wish that we could ease some of the pressures that many of you are clearly feeling right now and we appreciate how particularly difficult it is for the families who are juggling work, busy households and teaching their children at home.

Thank you to the key worker families who are only sending their children into school when they really need the places – it helps to minimise the risk of virus transmission and keep our school community safe.

Fitter Future – all pupils have now received their log-ins. Mr Sanders is checking up on who is taking part in the activities as part of their regular exercise at home. Certificates will be awarded to pupils who impress with the number of workouts that they take part in. Come on everyone!

Enjoy this week’s music assembly, led by Mr Bronstein

Log-in to Oxford Owl for School with your child’s new class log-in details, to access a wide range of books in the eLibrary. This log-in is part of the school’s subscription to Oxford Owl and provides families and with a wider range of eBooks than with the free subscription. Your child may be set activities based on books from this eLibrary as part of their remote or face-to-face learning.

Childhood winter illnesses – knowing what to do  – this leaflet has been published by the NHS to help families spot common winter illnesses and how they can treat their children at home.

Step Up to Social Work – an opportunity to train as a social worker
Find out more information about this programme on the Hertfordshire County Council website. Online applications will open in February and will close on Wednesday 31st March 2021.
If you meet all of the eligibility criteria, register to attend one of these virtual sessions:
Tuesday 2nd February
Wednesday 10th February
Wednesday 17th February