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WEEK 32 - Friday 28 May 2021

As we get to the end of this half term and we look back I think it is very important that we reflect on how amazingly well our students have done in such difficult and unpredictable times.  We have spoken so much about resilience and the ability to cope with negative life events and challenges which is exactly what our students have done. I also feel it is important to factor in that the Year 7 students have not had the usual transition to Secondary School and certainly not the transition I had planned. But they have held their heads up high and ‘got on with it.’  Not to mention the constant changes for everyone in education; wear a mask, don’t wear a mask, sanitise, sanitise again, stay 2 metres apart, stay in the same room - the list goes on and on. If we really take a minute we could all probably name a number of adults that would struggle with these constant changes.

And then there are the parents, the ones dealing with the changes when the students arrive home and working endlessly to work closely with us to support their children in any way possible and for this I am very grateful. 

As we move into the final half term there will continue to be further changes and lots of preparation for your children as they move into Year 8 but please be assured that they will continue to gain help and support from myself, Miss Briggs, their tutors and their teachers.

As always I would like to encourage parents to discuss a couple of concerns which we are seeing in social times; play fighting and the dangers of this now that your children are getting bigger. Name calling, the emotional effect this can have on others and how they should be treating others the way in which they would like to be treated.

Once again I would like to say thankyou to all parents for their ongoing support and remind you that if you have any concerns to contact myself and Miss Briggs;

Take care and stay safe,

Miss Pinkney

Head of Year 7

Mrs Briggs

Assistant Head of Year 7