As I am sure you are aware, the Secretary of State for Education confirmed yesterday that there is no plan to extend the phased re-opening of Primary Schools prior to September at the earliest.
This means that for children in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5, they will not be returning to Primary School before September unless already attending as a key worker child.
As the Executive Headteacher of both Boyton and Lewannick Schools, my and the staff focus now moves to ensuring more than ever that the children who will not be attending until September at the earliest, continue to be supported in terms of their emotional wellbeing and their learning. We will be continuing as we have done throughout, the learning packs which will be constantly reviewed. the video lessons for both schools and the assemblies etc will continue, and we will constantly look for innovative ways to sustain engagement and re-engage children in learning.
Most importantly, I want you all to know that more than ever at this time, my focus remains on ensuring that despite the fact that not all the children are together, we are still one big school community and we are as two schools, one big collective community. This has been a significantly positive outcome during this 12 week period and we will continue this.
I, as a parent, am also incredibly aware of the tremendous job that you are all doing with home learning as parents and carers and the significant challenge this can often present. Please remember, as we have been throughout, that we are here to support you as well. I also want to personally thank all of you for what you do every day in support of your children at this time.
We will get to a point where we are together completely as schools again. When that happens, I know that we will all look back on this time and feel great collective pride in how every single member of our school community came together in support of the children of Boyton and Lewannick Primary Schools.
If you have anything you want to ask or discuss, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child's class teacher.
We will be publishing a survey on Friday regarding home learning feedback again as we need to reflect on what is working well and what we need to adapt moving forwards.
With very best wishes,