Mrs Dewland's Weekly Blog - Week 8

Welcome to this week’s blog.

We all love to see what pupils have been doing at home to improve their skills.  We have therefore all been impressed by the ‘star bakers and chefs’ in our midst judging by photographs from Key Stage 3 Food Preparation and Nutrition pupils.

Some impressive work has been carried out in pupils’ kitchens looking at the pictures which have been sent in – lasagne, cheesecakes, crumbles and flapjacks – they all looked delicious. Well done to the next generation of Mary Berrys and Paul Hollywoods!

We are continuing with our plans to welcome back Year 10 pupils from next week.  Thank you to Year 10 parents/carers who responded to our communication. The school is in the process of grouping pupils and exploring the subject options that can be offered with face-to-face contact this term.  Parents/carers who responded to say their child would be returning will be written to again this week with further details and arrangements.

I thank parents / carers for their patience and understanding. We are looking forward to welcoming back and seeing some of our year 10 pupils over the coming weeks. 

For those pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9, please continue with your online learning. We are pleased with the numbers completing work and we know you will continue working hard for the remainder of the summer term. 

A week today (22nd June) was due to be our Open Evening for current Year 5 pupils, moving into secondary education in September 2021.  We have, of course, postponed the event until September, and instead we will be offering a virtual Open Evening from the 22nd and over the coming weeks. 

A tour of the school will be uploaded to Facebook and there will be welcome videos from key members of staff.  I am also grateful to current Year 7 pupils, who have recorded some video messages.

We will be launching the first of those next Monday with more to follow. They are well worth looking out for and I’d be grateful if you could help spread the word among parents/carers of Year 5 pupils.

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

Mrs Dewland

Principal