Headteacher’s Blog

Thank you for attending this week’s Family Consultation meetings. We hope that you found the meetings useful and that they provided an insight into how your child is learning, progressing and behaving at school. Your child’s reading, writing and maths targets will be sent home so that you can help support your child’s progress towards achieving their next steps in these subject areas. If you did not book or attend an appointment, please contact the school office.

The YoungMinds website includes some useful resources for parents and carers, to help support their child’s mental health.

MindEd offers a range of free e-learning modules for parents and carers, including Trauma and Coping and Parenting in a Digital World.

Regrettably, the cost of school meals will be increasing. From April 1st, a school meal will cost £2.80 – an increase of 15p per meal. This is the first price rise since 2019 and due to Hertfordshire Catering Ltd responding to rising food and staffing costs.

Please ensure that your child attends school in full school uniform each day, including appropriate, black footwear. Trainers must be plain black, without coloured laces or logos.

The number of positive cases of coronavirus within our school community has risen sharply during the last couple of weeks. The last fortnight has seen the highest staff absence at Bowmansgreen, due to covid-19, since the start of the pandemic and staffing across the school has, at times, been very stretched.  Although there is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate, public health advice for people with COVID-19 and their contacts, is to stay at home and avoid contact with others.

We ask that families follow public health advice on when to self-isolate and what to do  and do not send your child into school if they are unwell, show symptoms of covid-19 or test positive. If your child shows symptoms whilst at school, we will ask you to collect them, to protect the health and safety of other pupils and staff from possible infection.

At Bowmansgreen, we will continue to maintain appropriate control measures, including effective cleaning and hand-hygiene regimes and good ventilation in classrooms, to help reduce the risk of transmission.

Take part in a London Colney community litter pick, on Saturday 26th March. This event is part of the ‘Great British Spring Clean’ campaign with Keep Britain Tidy.
Date: Saturday 26th March
Time: 10am – 12pm
Location: Meet at the Caledon Community Centre, Caledon Road, London Colney, AL2 1PU at 10am
Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for the weather.

The next round of Book Swap events takes place during the next fortnight – look out for the text notifying you of when it is your child’s day. If they would like to take part, please ensure your child brings a book to swap so that we can maintain a good supply of books for these events. Any additional donations are always warmly welcomed!

Enjoy your weekend.