Dear parents / carers,
Firstly, can we start by thanking all of those parents and families who have shown patience and understanding over the past few months. The start to this term has proved to be very challenging for many of us in our school community and the kindness and support of our families throughout this time means a lot to all of us in school.
This period of lockdown is very different to the last. We have a large number of children on site and all of our staff team are in school, either working with children or managing remote learning. As is the case across our whole school community, staff are working as hard as they can and with the best of intentions to ensure that children and families feel happy, cared for, and supported to learn, whether in school or remotely.
It is crucial that as our community navigates through these challenging times and when we begin to return to normal, the mental health and well-being of all of us is protected and cared for.
We have been made aware on a number of occasions of upsetting, personal, offensive and inaccurate comments that have been made on social media about our school and staff. These comments have a negative impact on staff well-being and morale. Please be mindful that staff are trying to do their best in unprecedented and frequently changing circumstances, while managing personal and professional challenges of their own.
As a community, we all have a responsibility to treat each other with respect. As part of our school community, we feel that it is our role to ensure that staff are protected from the type of comments that we have been made aware of recently. As a parent or carer in school, should you feel like that there is anything you’d like to discuss then please do so in the appropriate way by contacting the school directly.
We are incredibly proud of the role that our school plays in the wider community and it is important, more so than ever in the current circumstances, that we continue to treat and care for each other in a way that protects the well-being of all of us. We understand that we are working and living through a challenging period and are looking forward to welcoming all children and families back on site as soon as it is safe to do so.
Care, Guidance and Support Leader
RSE and Staff Well-being Leader
RSE and Staff Well-being Governor