10th September 2021
It has been very good to be back at School and I have been delighted with how well the children have settled very quickly into their classrooms and routines. Some of the things that we have been doing have been captured within this bulletin for you to read about, however, you will also get more detail about your child’s particular class within the weekly email from their class teacher.
We are pleased that the build is underway and that the noisiest aspects of the programme have been completed during the holidays. The constructors save anything that might be very loud to ‘out of hours’ and will always flag things up with me should we need to plan for anything that might need to occur out of the norm. The classrooms have been very quiet and the way everything has been set up means that we are able to go about our day with very minimum impact.
I am pleased to say that as the week has gone on, pick up and drop off has settled somewhat. However, I would like to ask all parents to support me by making the drop-off and pick-up as swift as possible. It will be helpful if parents do not stay at the front of the school for too long as this can impede others who are arriving with their child. It is really important to remember that the pandemic has not ended and that the number of infections are on the increase so I would also ask you to space out as much as you can during these periods. If you do wish to meet up with friends after drop-off or pick-up, I would ask if you would do so away from the drop-off and pick-up zone.
I would also ask, now that we are back in the rhythm, that you ensure that your child is in the correct uniform (please check with your child’s class teacher if you are unsure) and that you are on time for your drop-off slot. If a child falls out of their slot, their class will have left the drop-off zone to make way for the next class.
It has been a genuine pleasure to see how well the children have settled. The youngest will, in particular, be very tired as we go into the weekend, however, they will soon ‘get their legs’ as we say in my part of the country, so do not worry.
Thank you so much for all your support this week. I hope that you have a great weekend and look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Alastair Gloag Headteacher