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Posted on: November 5th 2020

A message from the Headteacher - Ms Gabriel

A message from Lindsay Gabriel   

In the past few weeks we have been working tirelessly to ensure our small schools hub remains safe for all our pupils and our staff. There has been extra hygiene and cleaning in place and we have even installed new hand sanitiser stations outside our classrooms. I was extremely proud that Hatch Beauchamp, picked as a sample school received a top rating after an inspection for COVID health and safety measures, the exact same measures in place at Ashill and Winsham.

Despite a few sniffles from the usual Winter colds, our attendance remains high throughout, although I know there are a few younger children who by now will truly benefit from a week off at half term to re-charge their energy levels. By now you will have spoken to teachers about your children’s progress. We hope you have found this feedback helpful, they have all done extremely well this Term.    Enjoy the half term holiday everyone and keep safe.                                

Lindsay



 

 

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