Half term Headteacher Weekly Newsletter 2021 Issue 5 + Important Information

12th February 2021

Dear Families

Please enjoy this last newsletter of a very long half term! Thank you once again for the beautiful photos you have been sending in to celebrate all the wonderful experiences your children are having at home. You have done an incredible job and we are very grateful to all of you. This generation of children will be the 'change makers' of our future, able to adapt to a range of situations and think creatively for the rest of their lives. It was wonderful to drop into Google Classrooms yesterday and today and to see so many of our lovely children - still smiling, still learning and growing! 

I am sure you will join me in thanking the whole staff team for the way they have adapted to change and the ongoing support they are providing to everyone. We are proud of the individual offer we provide for each family. We have remained open and managed to keep to very low numbers in very small groups thanks to staff being fully committed to being in, being safe and remaining in their own bubble. Sadly, as you will read in the newsletter, Miss Rogers has  resigned from her teaching position. Miss Rogers is a brilliant teacher and will be missed by everyone. We wish her all the very best in her future endeavours. 

I am looking forward to the wider - reopening of our School and seeing everyone in person someday very soon.  

With best wishes for a restful half term 

Susannah Storey


An update on the local picture: 

The number of infections is reducing in Cornwall because we have seen our residents respecting the social restrictions in place during the third lockdown.  Thanks to this, we have slowed the spread of the virus through our communities, and for that we are thankful. 

However, as the surge in cases in late December and January showed, if Cornwall lets our guard down infection rates can spiral quickly, and we could soon find ourselves back where we started. 

Therefore, we are asking all residents, especially parents and carers to continue to respect the lockdown rules, especially during half term. We know this is a challenge, especially for those parents and carers who are home schooling and we understand the temptation to relax while the pressure of teaching is not there for a week. 

However, we have done so well since January and we simply can’t afford to throw all of that hard work away.  We are asking those who are on a half term break to avoid travelling distances in the car and “explore from your door” instead. 

Susannah Storey