Letter from Mrs Headland

Dear Parents and Carers
It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of this, most unusual, academic year.
The staff have worked tirelessly to try to make sure that the children’s learning experiences were positive both at home and at school. It has been great to see the children on the class zoom meetings too, we have really missed the ones who have not been able to come back to school.
I would like to thank you all as parents for supporting us too, home educating your children in the midst of a pandemic, whilst continuing with your work from home is a great achievement, so hats off to you all.
The children have done really well both at home and at school, we are extremely proud of each and every one of them. We would usually have a big end of term celebration where we share these achievements but obviously, in the current situation, this is not possible. We have said a fond farewell to our Year 6 children who shared their memories of Cotton End Forest School with staff and their peers. Snowy days, residential trips and visiting owls were some of the ones that made us all smile. They are now moving onto their next stage of education as confident young people and we wish them every success for the future.
We are continuing to plan for a full reopening in September when all of the children will be expected to return to school. We will be following government guidance to ensure that we make school as safe as possible for your children. This will involve keeping children in their class or year group bubbles throughout the day, staggering lunch and playtimes. The beginning and end of the school day will be slightly staggered and we will confirm exact timings as soon as we are able to. We will be providing hot meals again in September, but there will be a limited menu to begin with to enable us to manage the flow of children without crossing bubbles.
It has been confirmed that Dawn until Dusk will be providing breakfast and after school care from September for those parents who require wrap around care. They have their own risk assessments available and you will need to book with them directly.
I will, of course, keep you updated with any new information over the summer break via parentmail so please check your emails regularly.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your lovely messages, cards and gifts, they are all very much appreciated.
I hope that you have a lovely summer, keep safe and I look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday 7th September 2020.
Kind regards
Karen Headland