Dear Parents / Carers
I hope you and your families remain safe and well. I would like to thank you for all your continued support and hard work over this last half term, which I know has been very difficult for many of us. There is still no confirmation from the government about the full re-opening of schools but we are planning for this to be on 8th March as was announced (which is two weeks after half term). As I have mentioned previously, we are going to make a few changes to our remote learning starting after February half term on the 22/2/21. This is to reflect changes in government guidance and to help prepare all our young people for their return to school;
· The children of key workers or deemed vulnerable that are attending school on a daily basis, will no longer be supervised in their year groups, rather they will be with their normal class teacher in their regular classroom.
· Ms Malton will be taking over from Miss Crowther-Green who will be starting her maternity leave. All year 5 children should continue to access remote work via the Mrs Dyde’s class page and all year 6 children should continue to use Mrs Walker’s class page for remote learning. Ms Malton will conduct the daily class tutorials for her class.
· All tutorials will operate in exactly the same way as now but will take place via Microsoft Teams and not Zoom. All parents / carers will be sent an individual letter through parent mail or e mail or post (depending what you use), this will contain further instructions about how Microsoft Teams works and most importantly it will contain your son’s / daughter’s unique school e mail address and password. If you have not received this information by Monday 22nd February or you have any questions about how to use Microsoft Teams, please contact the school on email@example.com As always, there maybe a few glitches initially as we move over to using Teams but I am sure they will be sorted out quickly.
Parent Friends Association (PFA) Update:
In accordance with the PFA constitution, the financial statement for the year ending 31st of August 2020 and the annual Chair’s Report can now be found on the PFA section of the school website. The school would like to place on record their thanks to the outgoing Chair, Mrs Carlie Wright who stood down in
the autumn term. In her year as Chair, Carlie and the committee, ably assisted by the PFA ‘fairies’, put on a number of high quality events and raised much needed funds for school. At the meeting in the autumn term the committee agreed to fund £2000 of new reading material for each classes recommended reading boxes. Miss Sarah Simpson now takes over as Chair and she will be looking to recruit further members to the committee in the new calendar year, so that the PFA can start to plan for events in the summer term and beyond.
Finally, I wish you and your families a safe and relaxing half term break. For those children and families who are in receipt of Free School Meals, you should soon be receiving a link to download your vouchers. If you are facing financial difficulties, please remember to contact Mrs Henshall on firstname.lastname@example.org
My thanks once again for your continued support and please remember to contact the school if you need any help or support, we are here for you.
Acting Headteacher and Executive Headteacher for Alsager Multi Academy Trust