Our Week 1st - 5th June

Sunday 07 June 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

A critical week draws to a close for the academy and the community. This week we opened our doors to children from Year 1 and Reception, while the school has been running the community classrooms for an extended period. This week was the first real test of how we can run a safe, positive and productive learning space. While also addressing and understanding the requirements for infection control alongside maintaining positive staff and pupil wellbeing - both mental and physical.

I am proud to say that the tireless work of the entire staff who worked round the clock for weeks to get the systems ready and make sure we prepared for every possible eventuality and met every guideline, has so far paid off. We welcomed back 30 Reception children, 20 Year 1s and this week will see 30 Year 6s rejoin us - all has gone to plan, and this is in no small part to the cooperation, tolerance and goodwill from the parent body. On behalf of the staff, governors and the children thank you for being willing partners in our endeavours to safely get life back to as close to normal as we can.

Sadly, however, this was not the only events occurring this week, and I feel it is important that I address and reaffirm the academies total commitment to equality and diversity. We support the drive for equality in all its forms. It is at the very core of what we strive for as a school - that all children need the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Respect is a core value of the school and one which we not only talk about but live. Education is the key to ensuring pupils are equipped with the knowledge and understand to be open-minded, tolerant and respectful individuals, and this continues to be a core focus within our school curriculum.

We are lucky to be a part of a diverse and culturally rich community, and both welcome and celebrate this, today and every day.

‘In diversity, there is beauty, and there is strength.’
Maya Angelou