Mr Storey’s Weekly Round-Up – Newsletter
29th January 2021
I have been so impressed with the work I have viewed on Twitter from those children at home and at school this week. These are challenging times for us all and I only have admiration for the attitude of our pupils, the support of our parents who are juggling life at home during lockdown with the added pressure of work and remote learning placed upon them and the staff who switch between class and computer seamlessly to keep the children engaged. We are blessed to have such a wonderful community.
Government Announcement – 8th March 2021.
Many of you will have seen the government announcement on Wednesday where the PM indicated that schools could possibly open fully from the 8th March 2021. This would be a huge step in getting the children back into school and would make all the hard work and challenges we have faced so far worth all the effort we have put in.
Covid – 19
North Tyneside continues to be one of the lowest areas for C19 cases and I do hope that the challenges we have endured over the last four weeks and those to come will enable our schools to open and allow for some relaxation in the current lockdown measures in our region. Fingers crossed there is a little light at the end of the tunnel.
‘On the grapevine’
It came to my attention that two of our pupils have been involved in the ‘what’s the story’ trials supporting medical research that is looking at children’s antibody responses to infectious diseases including C19. Very impressive and WOW! Moment.
Mental Health Week
Next week is Mental Health Week, although every week is mental health week in my opinion. Take the time to un-plug, do something creative, switch off the screens, have some quality family time, check in with family and friends, take a breather and rest. A little can go a long way and make such a difference.
Critical Worker Places
Thank you to all our parents who continue to keep their children at home and only book a place when there is no other alternative available, this really is helping to keep our numbers within school as small as possible and keep the school and wider community safe. Places can be booked for the fortnight after half term, the system will close Friday 5th February so that appropriate arrangements where possible can be made.
On behalf of our school community, I would like to thank you for the supportive messages and comments that come into school and to the staff, it is very much appreciated.
Stay safe, healthy and enjoy the weekend.