Welcome to St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, where our high expectations for learning, behaviour and responsibility enable our children to let their light shine!
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you and your families continue to keep well and safe.
Thank you, once again, for your continued support, partnership and understanding since schools were officially asked to close on March 20th.
For this new academic year 2020-21, schools have been asked to fully re-open to all year groups.
Systems have been set up across the school to keep each class of children in a classroom bubble, each with their own room for their safety. The school environment has been adjusted, as well as the classrooms to provide social distancing, and to put in protective safety measures. There are also staggered start and end times of the day, as well as their own outdoor spaces.
We are following government and local authority guidance with protective safety measures in place at school. School leaders regularly review the September whole school re-opening with staff, monitoring how it has progressed, the protective safety measures in place, and adjusting to the changes in the school environment.
For those who cannot yet come back to school home learning provision continues. Those who are home learning, please do this at a comfortable pace for you and for your child. You can continue to use google classroom or class dojo (for Reception and Year 1) to let your teacher know how your child is getting on, or if you would like some guidance from your teacher. There is also the opportunity to nurture life skills and we have heard some lovely feedback of the baking, art and healthy lifestyle activities going on from home. Well done.
We do not underestimate how difficult recent months have been for us all with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. We have sent out details of support that is available for families through support agencies. If you would like further details, please email our parent support email address or call at the school office where Mr David will take your call.
We thank you once again for your patience and understanding for us during this time where school operations are different. Despite shortages of staff in some areas, we are all doing the very best for your home learning provision, onsite provision, responding to families through Teachers2Parents, Google Classroom and Class Dojo, as well as our office team responding to your calls and emails.
With my best wishes, Genevieve Prayag, Headteacher