Headteacher’s Blog

I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely half-term… not that the weather made it easy at times!

Pupils return to school tomorrow, for the second half of their school year. It will be a very busy six weeks, with a range of school events and occasions to celebrate, including World Book Day, family consultation meetings, British Science Week, ‘nearly new’ uniform sales, Bowmansgreen book swaps and International Women’s Day.

This evening, the Prime Minister announced the government’s ‘Strategy for Living with Covid-19’ and a timeline for ending all remaining COVID restrictions. Once we have clarity on the guidance and detail relating to schools, we will update families and respond accordingly.

From tomorrow, we will be easing the one-way system at the front gate. The pedestrian path to and from the Key Stage One playground will again be used for families both to drop off their children and also as the exit route – the one-way system through the staff car-park will therefore no longer be in use. This decision has been made, in part, due to the move towards lifting all COVID restrictions but also due to safety concerns about the increasing number of families who are not using the pedestrian path and cutting through the car-park instead.

We have decided, for now, to maintain the Key Stage One playground as the drop-off and collection point for families at the start and end of the school day and the back gate for Y4-Y6 independent travellers only. We will review both of these procedures in the next few days.

We look forward to seeing your child in the morning. Please inform the school office if your child is unable to attend school for any reason. Remote learning will be available for pupils who are unwell or self-isolating.