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World Mental Health Awareness Day at the forefront of all our minds. 

This week has certainly had its ups and downs, but I am pleased to say that ending with a day to raise awareness of mental health is very poignant. As a school adapting to the COVID-19 restrictions we are regularly facing challenges, but it is vital that we all pull together to move forward and to keep everyone safe.

We understand that when any new initiatives are launched, especially technical ones, there are going to be teething problems. Most we can pre-empt, but sometimes we are thrown a curve ball and get taken unawares. This is where we need parental understanding and patience, whilst they are overcome. Thank you to all the parents who have adapted to our new online booking forms. It is appreciated and I truly hope the planned parent-teacher meetings go without issue. I also hope that all pupils sign up to Google Meet, as we still have many that have not accepted the invitations to join across the classes. Please do this urgently, because should we go into a new, enforced lock-down again, or if your child is isolated through COVID-19, they can still access a broad education. 

I am thrilled that so many have signed up for the Dots and Squiggles piano/keyboard sessions and together we have squeezed in the number that had signed up. Sadly, this is now full, but anybody who wishes to be considered will be put on a waiting list. 

With any luck, the weather may turn and provide us all with bright and uplifting sunshine. However, we shall have to wait and see.

Next week, I hope you enjoy hearing about how well your children have settled and how they have enjoyed learning all they have since we returned. I have seen some fabulous teaching and some highly engaged and stimulated pupils. i have also witnessed some amazing pupil work. Long may the all continue. 

I hope you all have a restful and safe weekend.