Thankfully we have got through the first full two weeks of partial closure and isolation. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at this very unprecedented time and the situation we find ourselves in.
Teachers have been amazing in the way they have calmly transitioned into virtual teaching and ensuring work has been available regularly and responding to you all. Thank you to all my fabulous staff.
The leadership team have been busy dealing with all of the government’s overwhelming correspondence and ensured that we have been following legislation and making the right decisions. Our office staff have been extremely busy with organising free school meal vouchers (incredibly difficult), reporting to the Local Authority and trying to wade through paperwork in preparation for the new financial year – again, you have been amazing!
Parents and carers, I know you have been fully supporting your child/children at home with their work, with teachers reporting that you have sent some very supportive comments on Class Dojo. I hope that some positives might come out of this and that you have time to really get involved with what your child does at school instead of the usual shrug at home-time when they say they haven't done anything!!
The school will continue to function over the Easter holiday period, including the bank holiday weekend, for key workers and children with an EHCP. I would again like to thank my staff for volunteering to offer their time in order to support our parents who are on the front line. During the Easter period, school will be run as a fun/holiday club and will not be educational as it is the holidays, and regular work will not be set by teachers over this time for any children. After the two-week Easter break we will resume with the virtual learning.
I hope that you are all able to find new routines over the holiday period. I realise that this is difficult as you are unable to take the children out and about. Hopefully the weather will be kind and allow you to get out into the garden and dust off the BBQ!
Finally, to all our pupils at Glebelands, we miss you all incredibly and we are looking forward to the time when your excited faces and chatter once again brighten our corridors. Until then, keep safe, work hard and try to be on your best behaviour. Whatever happens, we will see you all again later this year – hopefully sooner rather than later.