From the Headmaster:
Well. A certain word that I apparently use a great deal brought a very welcome smile to my face yesterday.
I will not repeat what I have already written to you all earlier, but we must not be daunted, we must and will persevere.
When there is a problem, it is a problem to be solved and our desire for creativity breeds ingenuity.
The most remarkable team and community surrounds our school and I know that all of us will come through this together.
I am simply humbled by the many and hugely complimentary comments we have received regarding our provision for teaching and learning for this time.
We are delighted that we are in such a position to deliver lessons in a confident and able manner, appreciative that children must be able to engage with their own learning without disrupting your ability to also manage your own time when working from home.
No loss of learning, maintaining and extending a smooth and continuous provision of learning. Ingenuity and creativity will abound.
As an avid reader of biographies and more than a passing fascination with the ingenuity and bravery of both SAS and SBS I found myself using one or two of their phrases this week: ‘control the contollables’ and ‘proper planning and preparation...’ (I won’t continue).
So, in addition to the full timetable and busy children enjoying their lessons, expect a weekly Deerstalker celebrating and highlighting the achievements and progress our children will continue to make every week courtesy of our teaching and learning delivered through our platforms of Showbie, Tapestry and Zoom. It will contain anecdotes and images as it always does to ensure we celebrate the previous five days and set ourselves up for the weekend. Please find the time to sit down as a family to share what all of our children have been learning and exploring, our children will need this time.
Expect continued celebration through our social media of the moments and good news as we immerse ourselves into a world that will breed ingenuity and creativity from both children and teachers.
Expect an assembly next Thursday, albeit not in the normal setting and expect numerous references to perseverance, resilience, creativity and ingenuity. Expect birthday celebrations and certificates of achievement.
Expect your children to be excited and enthralled with their learning and listen in on excited conversations about their latest discovery and challenge.
In addition to all of this, really look forward to seeing you all at the gate in the very near future.
The storm will pass.
PS - do please refer to the various emails this week, not least the keyworker information emailed to you all today.