Letter from Mrs Headland

Dear Parents and Carers

It has been such an unusual start to this year but I would like to thank you for all your support with the remote learning that we are providing. We appreciate how difficult it is to juggle your work and support your children but we have been so impressed with the dedication and commitment that you have all given to this. We obviously would love to have all the children back in school but are not able to do this yet, we are all hoping that the vaccine will start to have a positive impact, infection rates decrease and things can return to some sort of ‘normal’. The announcement this week indicates that the earliest we can hope for is possibly after 8th March. I have reattached the information sent to you previously from Bedford Borough and Public Health which remains the most up to date guidance.

Along with our remote teaching and learning we are also very keen to continue to promote positive mental health and next week, 1st-7th February, is Children’s Mental Health Week with a theme of Express Yourself. The staff have planned lots of activities across the week but on Monday it will be ‘no screen day’ when the children will just be expected to log onto their morning and afternoon meet the teacher session and all the rest of the day will not be IT based.

We have been overwhelmed with the generosity of local companies, Morrisons and Community Larder who have supported us with donations of fantastic amounts of food which we have made into food parcels and distributed to families in school. If you would benefit from a food parcel at any point please contact Mrs Chesters-Lewis and we can arrange to make some available.

Thank you once again, take care and stay safe.

Kind regards

Karen Headland

Letter Bedford Borough Council Jan 2021