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Another successful week safely managed

This week has flown by once more and again I wish to thank you all for your continued efforts to help us ensure the school remains safe by adhering to our expectations. I do have to reiterate that, despite the current situation causing emotions to be high, there can be no room for rudeness nor abuse to members of my staff for whatever reason. It simply is not acceptable and an appalling example to set to the pupils.

There have been several pupil absences due to a plethora of common and seasonal illnesses, but thankfully very few have displayed COVID-like symptoms. Those who have, have been kept at home and are awaiting test results. I appreciate getting test kits is not easy at the moment, but if your child does display any of the three main COVID symptoms, then they must be kept at home for 14 days, if they do not get tested. Of course, we will inform you of any developments regarding any positive cases and seek further guidance if and when required from the approved Government helplines. 

The Years 1 to 6 classes, have Google Classroom being set up as we speak, so teachers will be able to upload work, videos and teaching sessions to help any children at home if they are forced to isolate. Sadly, the learning packs from the previous lockdown will no longer be printed, because there is a risk of cross contamination through the paper. We aim to get all our information out to you through electronic means, so I ask you all to ensure your home computer, phone and broadband systems are working to ensure effective access to our e-platforms. Staff will not be taking bookings for any clubs over the phone nor will cash payments be accepted. This is not the school being awkward it is for safety reasons.  

I am thrilled to be able to inform you that the from Monday 21st September we are going to trial all pupils being able to have hot dinners. This is going to enable the classes to remain intact in the Hall and to ensure each child gets access to a healthy and hearty meal. Again, I encourage you all to allow your child to have a school-prepared meal because all monies raised go back into the school budget, which gets spent on providing further opportunities for your children. 

Mrs. Mobbs, the Principal at Lynn Grove Academy, visited the Year 6 pupils this week. I am sure she was highly complimentary about her school and answered many questions the pupils may have had about attending High School. I am also awaiting the willing Year 6 pupils to try out for the role of Junior Leadership Team House Captain. I look forward to seeing their election pledges. 

Next week, we have Bikeability for two days on Wednesday and Thursday and we have our new Reverend Deall, providing us with a pre-recorded Harvest collective worship on Thursday. 

Have a safe and relaxing weekend everyone.