Headteacher’s Letter 26th January 2021.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Thank you for all your support and positive feedback which is very much appreciated. I hope that some of your loved ones have now received their first vaccine. Staff, at Beecroft, have now received Covid home-testing kits and twice weekly we are all carrying out a Covid test. This is providing some reassurance as we teach.

ALL our Teachers are teaching in school all week: As you know we took the decision that pupils are taught in their year groups in school. The out of school learning mirrors the work in class. Some of our teachers are providing cover to help teachers prepare the on-line learning which is time consuming. The videos from Oak Academy or Beecroft enable those out of school to re-play and this is particularly useful in Years 5 and 6 for making notes and listening again. Times are strange but we are trying to provide high quality learning both in and out of school. (Our remote learning policy is on-line.) All pupils at home have been given a lap-top or chrome book from school and we are confident that, with parent help, they will not fall back so long as work is completed weekly and assignments handed in on TEAMS. Key worker and vulnerable children are in school learning. We are doing our best to enable safety and normality for children in equal measure.
At the last lockdown I stressed the importance of reading – it is the key to everything – we will always provide more books for you to collect if needed.

Collection End of School: Please continue to enable our school to be Covid-secure: Wear a face-covering and observe the 2 metre distance markers around the narrow footpath. Ideally, ask your child to meet you at a fixed point in the back playground or near the front car-park. Thank you for your help with this – it is much appreciated in our endeavour to keep everyone safe.

Like you, I want Beecroft Primary to return to a full school as soon as the government allows. I am confident that school continues to be Covid secure and that those of you home-learning have the best that we can provide. These unsettling times will pass.

Best wishes,
J. Turner

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