Dear Parents & Carers
Given that I have released our termly newsletter this afternoon, I will keep this week’s blog offering short and simple.
I would like to pass on my personal thanks to all of you, your children and my staff team for everything this term. In a totally unique situation that has many complex challenges and nuances, I am pleased to say that we have so far managed to avoid having a case of Covid at All Saints and that we have consistently refocused all efforts on our core function since returning in September: education in all its fullness.
Schools must be a safe space at such a time as this – at least as safe as they can be (!) – a place where children can think creatively and imaginatively as they pursue their unique talents, skills and interests and – at least for a good chunk of every day – forget about the impact of covid as they enjoy simply being children, playing, learning and laughing together.
It is clear the winter has many challenges ahead. I am confident, though, that we are ready to not only to respond to them, but to ensure that they are overcome. As ever, it will be through close communication with yourselves that we can approach the future with confidence together.
I was reminded this morning in the Principal’s Reward’s Breakfast about how each year group is at a different point in their secondary school journey but how also common our experience is. Whether it be some Year 7 students who were delighted to have got their first half term under their belt or Year 11s determinedly focused on preparing for GSCEs, what united the students present was a desire to be the best they could be, to attend, to progress, to achieve. What better job could there be than working with young people?
I hope you have a great half term