Your ongoing support has been invaluable and we have appreciated your kind words and thoughtful gestures. We wish you all a safe and relaxing time together throughout the holiday period. For those who continue to work on the frontline, our thoughts are with you. Stay safe and take care.
Week 11 Pupil Free Days and Staff Professional Development
We continue to plan to move towards a flexible teaching and learning approach for Term 2. As a proactive approach we have trialled tools and ideas that could best support us to do this. We are now working towards reviewing our trials and working as a staff to decide our common agreements to best support students learning at home and those that need to learn at school. Family and student information will be provided through a ‘WLS School in the Cloud’ agreement and operation guide. As a school our approach is to provide as consistent a curriculum as possible for all children. i.e. wherever possible the learning for students at site will mirror that of those learning at home. What we plan and consider now will change dependent on any updated advice.
In week 11 all staff will use pupil free days to refine team approaches, upskill using key tools and ‘Teach on’ new learning together. OSHC and vacation care will continue to operate over the pupil free days and school holidays and will be prioritised for essential workers. Other bookings can be taken so please contact Judy at OSHC to request this.
In summary ‘what next term looks like’ (at this stage):
- Some children ‘Learning at school’
- Some children ‘Learning at home’
A survey will be sent to families to find out this information and will ask families to select their individual requirements.
The health, safety and wellbeing of students, staff and families is of utmost important us.
We have an on-site Wellbeing Hub (P1) and our Pastoral Care Worker, Tracey Beavan, and our site Wellbeing Leader, Rozika Pratap, are providing families with continuous supporting resources and updates. Check out the inclusions in today’s newsletter. If you need advice on how to support your child, or have any general questions to discuss then please contact them via:
Take care and look after the wellbeing of your family, yourself and others; those who may need us to ‘be kind’ and support and help them.
We will continue to communicate and keep you up to date with any new information.
Be strong, be kind and stay safe.