Newsletter – 15 May
16th May, 2020
Dear Parents, Carers and Children,
Firstly, many thanks for all of your emails and comments about the re-opening of school. I am overwhelmed with the response – 95% of you took the time to reply and I am in the middle of collating the comments which I will share with you in next week’s newsletter.
I would like to reassure you that every measure is being taken to ensure the safety of your children and our staff:
- Our plan must be one that is sustainable and addresses the eventual return of all pupils to school, not just 3 year groups from 1st June
- We will re-open for Owls class, year 1, year 6 and our critical worker children in June on a part time basis to allow for smaller class sizes, social distancing and to ensure that we can support the emotional and physical wellbeing of all of our children during this very challenging period
- Deep cleans will be carried out on a weekly basis as a minimum requirement and daily thorough cleaning will continue
- We will carry out a highly detailed risk assessment and this will be shared with you. I feel it is imperative that we do this so that I can give you confidence that we are doing all we can to safeguard our children and staff against an outbreak of the virus in schoolI am meeting with the Local Authority next Wednesday and hopefully Governors too that evening. I will share the exact details of the plan as soon as possible so that you can get prepared for the return to school.As always, I will continue to let you know any new developments as soon as they happen.
I am meeting with the Local Authority next Wednesday and hopefully Governors too that evening. I will share the exact details of the plan as soon as possible so that you can get prepared for the return to school.
As always, I will continue to let you know any new developments as soon as they happen.
National Thank a Teacher Day
This falls on Wednesday 20th May 2020. I cannot stress how hard all of our teachers have been working throughout school closure. Your responses in the parent questionnaire are certainly testament to that. Follow this weblink to see how you could possibly say a huge thank you to your teacher for all that they are doing for your children.
Learning Behaviour Reward
A HUGE congratulations to Edward Crosskey, Edward Osmond and William Osmond for having achieved your Long Wittenham Learning Behaviours Award. I have been blown away by the standard of work and the values you continually demonstrate even when not in school – excellent job boys!
Another Thank You
Mrs Richards and I have been trialling the use of Teams video chats with years 5 and years 6 this afternoon in an effort to provide face-to-face contact with your teachers and teaching assistants. It was so lovely to see all of your smiley faces so a huge thank you to these lovely people (and their parents for helping get them set up) for helping Mrs Richards and I to work out the best ways of doing this. Thank you….
Bonnie, Lucas, Daisy, Evie, William (for your brief ‘hello’!), Abigail, Emme, Jayden S-B, Edward C, Georgia, Charlotte, Ellie and Joshua