Happy Friday everyone – we have reached the final day of the term and the start of the summer holidays awaits. Hopefully West Cumbria will be blessed with some lovely fine weather and we can embrace the beautiful countryside and beaches which we are lucky to have on our doorstep.
Many of the children will be coming back to school as part of our Summer school offer and staff will be excited to see them and to re-build relationships. This should help reduce any anxiety children might be having about returning to the building if they have had a long absence from school and have been at home the majority of the time.
Those children who will be returning to school in September will receive an enhanced transition from September 7th onwards. Luckily, most children will be familiar with the staff they will be working with in the Autumn term but if you feel your child will be especially nervous or worried about moving classes, please contact the school and we will see if we can organise some contact during the holiday period.
Today sees the final day in the primary life of our current Year Six cohort. They have shown real resilience and personal strength over recent months. Many are disappointed with the way that the school year has progressed, even when it means missing out on the chance to sit end of Key Stage exams! We have tried to give them some form of special ‘send-off’ this week but I know we are not able to see each child personally in the normal way. All of our Year Sixes are ready for the next stage in their learning journey and will easily embrace their new school. I hope they will take with them fond memories of their time with us and know they will be excellent role models for our school as they venture out into the world.
Good bye and good luck to Evie, Layla, Destiny, Harvey, Brooke, Jayden, Lexi and Nathan. You should be proud of all you have achieved and will continue to achieve both academically and as young people. I hope you will take our SMART attitude with you and use it as a guide to life -
And always Try your best.
I would also like to say a massive thank you to all of our hardworking staff who have had to navigate an ever-changing situation and had to completely change their normal ways of working and done so without complaint. They have shown amazing professionalism and care for the school and its community and I am so very proud of them all. People are often completely unaware of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes during a normal school year but this year has been unprecedented in terms of workload. Thank you all.
I do hope everyone enjoys a healthy, safe and restful six-week break. Please keep watching your emails and the website for updates regarding our re-opening procedures. School intends to be open to children on Monday September 7th for all students and staff. All children are expected to attend school from this date and if your child will not be able to joining us in September please contact myself directly.
Thank you once again for your support over this challenging period and I will see you all again, rested and ready to take on fresh challenges, in the new term.