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Easter, World Down Syndrome Day and Reflections on the Year!

As we enter the Easter holidays, I want to extend my gratitude to all of our parents for the support given to the school since I have been Headteacher. We have been through an Ofsted and a SIAMS inspection successfully and the positive outcomes could not have been achieved without you working so well alongside the school. The last year has been tough on everyone in society as we have all juggled school closures, home learning, key worker bubbles and the increased safety measures required to protect all against this terrible virus. I am pleased that we have all managed to remain relatively unscathed. 

By now you will be aware I am leaving the school in September, but I wanted you all to know that this school will always mean such a lot to me, because it allowed me my first opportunity to be a Headteacher. My children have attended here, and one of them will still be here so it will be lovely to see the school from only a parent's viewpoint once again. Despite the great sadness, there is excitement as there will be a new era on the horizon for this wonderful school.

Today, we have worn the brightest of socks to commemorate World Down Syndrome Day and we have asked the children to record their reflections on the last year of the pandemic. We will make a display with them and promote their thoughts on our social media page.

It was also lovely to see the older children preparing Easter bonnets for the youngest children. All children got an Easter egg and the pupils elected an outright winner from each class for the best designed entry. Some classes still paraded around to themselves for the pride of it. 

The last three weeks has been a chance for the children to settle back into the routines of school, but after Easter we will be hitting the ground running and "normal" schooling will resume. Our expectations have not been lowered, so I want to see everyone working as hard as they can in each class to achieve the best they possibly can. The staff and I are going to approach the Summer Term like any other and ensure we are more than prepared for what the Summer Term may bring. 

I hope you have a great Easter with your families and enjoy the rule of six returning from Monday. Please stay safe and well.