Today’s message (Monday 22 February 2021)

Monday 22 February 2021

How was your half-term? Possibly the best answer we might hope for just now is something along the lines of ‘It was good, all things considered.’ For me, the improved weather definitely helped!

It seems we start the Spring 2 half-term with good news: ‘From 8 March – All schools will open’.

The Vaccines Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, confirmed this on BBC Breakfast this morning, but it’s important to be a little bit careful until we get the full confirmation from the government over the course of the day.

Before today, school leaders have been advised not to make too many plans because so much was still up in the air. We have, however, made some provisional preparations and over the next fortnight, we’ll be working hard to set out a schedule of learning that supports your child.

The changes we’ve made include, for example, swapping around some topics. Your child was due to begin a Computing topic in Key Stage 1 and 2. This would have been hard to teach as part of the recorded home learning sessions over the next two weeks (and longer if schools didn’t open up to everyone). Because of this, we’ve swapped the Computing topic for a History one.

In the meantime, it’s Monday and so we kick off the week with our assemblies.

Finally, thanks for your patience with the website maintenance work we’ve been doing over the last few days. There may be some missing pictures in the news section. If you spot any other glitches, please do let us know.