Mrs Dewland's Weekly Blog - Week 3

Welcome to my latest blog.

We really miss having our fantastic pupils in school, but a highlight this week has been seeing how many are being so inventive, supportive and community-spirited at home.  Pupils and their families have also been doing some fantastic work helping vulnerable people and raising money for charity and struggling businesses.  It is heart-warming to hear such stories and know that our pupils are making a positive difference in these difficult times. Please keep letting us know about the wonderful things that you are doing in the community - and well done!

The vast majority of pupils have also been tackling the work that has been set.  It has been wonderful to see the quality of work that is being produced.  Thank you also for the amazing Art work that is being sent in, as well as the exercise photographs – which are most definitely giving Team PE a run for their money!

I would like to reiterate my thanks to parents / carers who have been so supportive of the school in terms of pupils completing work at home.

This week, members of staff have been making contact with pupils across all year groups.  This has been done by a variety of mediums: telephone, School Comms text messages, emails from Office email or through Google classroom.  All staff have enjoyed receiving updates from pupils and the highlight of my week was definitely chatting on the telephone to those pupils I made contact with. 

Contact will continue, and may I just remind pupils to keep checking their Gmail accounts on Google Classroom on a regular basis, as some staff have made contact this way and not yet had a response.  

We care about all of our pupils and how they are during such challenging times, to that end, another pupil wellbeing survey has been sent out, again via Gmail - the school would appreciate it if pupils could respond to this.  The survey asks if support is needed with academic work, but also explores what else they have achieved and if they need us for anything specific. 

In terms of the school reopening, we are waiting to hear like everybody else. We do not know when that will be, nor what it will look like.  What I can say is that we will follow Government advice and only reopen when it is safe for our pupils and staff.

If you have any concerns in the meantime, please email and use the email subject to direct your query appropriately.

If pupils require any support, they can email

Most importantly, as always, I hope you and your family keep well and stay safe.

Mrs Dewland