I hope you are all well and that we will be see you over the next few weeks for some of our events.
I wanted to touch base with you over a few matters:
Morning drop off:
Some parents have spoken to me about the bottle neck in the morning. I completely understand and envy schools with more than one entrance. The reason that we keep the gate locked before 8:45 am is that when we were opening the gate at an earlier time (before the time of lockdown) we found that children were arriving as early as 8:20 am or being dropped by parents who then left. We cannot supervise the children before 8:45 am and children unsupervised by parents on the playground, with the gate open is of course a safeguarding concern. This is why we stopped opening the gate early. That said, I am always open to suggestions so please let me know if you have any ideas.
Swimming was originally cancelled due to lack of staffing. We hope that we can continue as soon as Marston Ferry has been able to recruit. We will keep you updated.
As part of our safeguarding procedures I told the children in assembly on Monday that we would do a fire (inside danger) and lock down (outside danger) practice this week. We have completed both and the children were superb – they always are.
It’s that muddy time of year again and the weather looks set to get very cold next week. Please ensure that the children have warm coats and also some dry indoor shoes to get changed into. There is nothing worse than having soggy feet all day!
I really hope to see you after school tomorrow for winter bazaar fun.