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Posted on: January 29th 2021

A message from the Assistant Head Small School's Hub - Joanne Crocker

It has not been the easiest start to term with many of the children returning to remote education, but I would like to say a huge thank you to every member of staff, who with their incredible commitment to the children, have slipped seamlessly into remote education. It has been wonderful to see that without exception every one of our fabulous children has shown positive engagement in the Zoom sessions,  in the work set, or by their relentless positivity in school.

We appreciate the hard work and dedication that so many of you are putting into your children's remote education and we recognise that this is no easy challenge. There will be days where things seem overwhelming and we would urge you on those days to do what makes you and your children happy. Mental health and wellbeing is far more important than completing every piece of work in the classroom.

As a school we are here to support you the best way we can so please do get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

Finally, we would like to wish Lindsay every happiness in her retirement and as soon as we are able to, we will say a proper goodbye.

Joanne Crocker   Assistant Head Small Schools' Hub   


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