There was a time when a snow day was my biggest headache. It was quite unusual for me, last weekend, to see the forecasts of heavy snow for Sunday and to not be preoccupied with how on earth we might manage to make sure that students’ learning was not disrupted. The fact that we now have the ability to switch, at short notice, to delivering school remotely may mean snow days are never the same again! (However, I, for one, hope that there will always be some latitude for children to be able to play in the snow – I certainly enjoyed getting out and building a snowman with my girls on Sunday!)
This pandemic has forced many major shifts of perspective. Past preoccupations that dominated our lives now seem of far less importance. This week has been particularly grounding in that respect. The toll of people who have lost their lives to Covid-19 exceeding 100,000 will have been painful for us all to hear. So many people within our own school community have experienced loss, either directly or indirectly, during this pandemic. The sympathies of the whole Frogmore family are with everyone who has lost people they love. If there is any way in which we can support, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
We heard from the prime minister this week that schools will remain closed to the majority of children until at least 8th March. There will be a further review in the middle of February and schools will be given two weeks’ notice before wider opening begins. Whilst we are disappointed not to be able to welcome students back straight after half term, we recognise the need to prioritise the public health imperative. We will continue to do all we can to support your children in learning at home and to supporting you in maintaining their wellbeing.
On this note, I would like to thank the large number of parents who completed the survey about online learning. Students are also completing the survey this week and we will be using the feedback to help us to make further improvements, wherever possible, to the provision we have in place. We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming supportiveness of the responses. Once we have compiled all of the survey results, we will write to you with information about how we will respond.
Over the next couple of weeks, the normal events of the school calendar unfold in their new guises. Year 9 students are gearing up for their options and we have moved the whole process online, with a couple of live online events over the next fortnight to help students and parents prepare for these important choices. We will also start to make preparations for Tuckwell house’s charity fundraising day. Do keep your eyes peeled for more information about this.
The snow thawed quickly this week. The return to ‘normality’ was fairly swift. In the rest of our lives, we have a different perspective now on the time it will take for normality to return. But, whilst our lives may feel ‘on hold’, let’s hold on to the things that are most important.
Chris Vaudin - Headteacher
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Examples Of Student Art Work
Food Bank Donations
At school there is a donation box outside reception to make it easier for any parents/carers to make a donation to our local food bank. This will be available from 8:30am-4pm Monday to Friday. Current shortages are: custard, rice pudding, tinned fruit, tinned vegetables, tinned meat, tinned fish, coffee, tea and juices.
You can also donate at various venues in the Hart area, which are listed on the link below: