An icy blast from the east brings to an end the first half of a term in which our school community has come together wonderfully well to overcome the pressures which lockdown has brought. Learning has continued apace, teachers have honed their remote teaching, and the lessons I have watched recently suggest that your children continue to enjoy their learning. I am very conscious that this is in large part the result of dedicated and professional staff but equally aware that we are beholden to you, our parents, for the support you have given your children in establishing those habits and routines which have been so very important over the past six weeks. Thank you.
I hope that Half Term will bring a welcome break from screens and the opportunity for our pupils to spend time outside, time reading, and time enjoying play. They have earned that. I hope that they might also enjoy some of the creative co-curricular challenges they have been given. One such challenge has been the creation of Valentine’s Cards for NHS workers which has been so appreciated by those who work at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals. Some of the designs can be found below.
To clarify, our first day back is Monday 22nd, rather than Tuesday 23rd, due to the additional INSET day taken at the start of this term to prepare for Remote Learning. My heartfelt wish is that your children can return to school and classroom learning as soon as possible after Half Term. Before then, I wish you and your families a restful and warm break.