We have had a busy third week back in school with the usual hustle and bustle of children getting excited about theirwork and showing how this is paying off with the outstanding work that I have seen throughout the week.
I alwaysfeel very privileged to have the opportunity to spend time with children and discuss the work that they havecompleted. I know that this is why we teach; to have those nuggets where children realise that they can do somethingand make them believe in themselves.
As a school we have been developing our new website over the last 6 months and I can finally say that this is almostready to be launched to parents and local community as well as the wider world. We do hope that the websiteincorporates everything that our school community needs and more. We will inform you as soon as it is “live” and in theweeks following we would appreciate your feedback on what you think, both the good and bad.
A reminder that on days when gritting is required, we ask that children in Pearl class (Year 2) and Sapphire classesenter school via their usual classroom doors (there will be a gritted path to both of these classroom doors. EYFS
(Amethyst class) children should also be accompanied to their usual classroom but the gritted path from HeathfieldDrive to the school building and along the side of the building to EYFS must be followed. Please do not cut across therest of the playground as this will not be gritted.
Our Site Maintenance Officer, Mr Jones, will grit identified pathways on icy days and parents and children must onlyuse these routes for their own safety. There will be a gritted path from the main gate to the main entrance but thisis for vehicle access only. Pedestrians must use the gritted footpath along the side of the car park and, for safety,access this through the small gate NOT the car park gate.
There will also be a gritted pathway around the perimeterof the main building up to the Highfield Drive entrance. Please note the Heathfield Road playground entrance gatewill remain locked on these occasions.
As you know, we make every effort to keep the school open during snow and ice weather conditions but sometimes Ihave to make the decision to close the school for the safety of your children. In the event of a school closure localradio stations will be contacted and we will also aim to put a message on our school website and onto the messageboard on our school phone system. A text message will also be sent out to all parents on our Parentmail database.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your support and understanding during the remainingwinter months.
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