22 January 2021

News

22nd January 2021

NEWSLETTER 22 JANUARY 2021

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

By the end of today we will already be half-way through a half term that has provided many challenges for the school, staff, children, parents and carers. I cannot thank the school community enough in how everyone is working together to ensure that the children continue to receive an excellent education.

I am extremely grateful to have a staff that are doing everything they possibly can to support the children and families. 

I appreciate the support from all parents and carers with the children working on the tasks set by staff. I recognise that this can be challenging and cannot thank you all enough for excellent team work between school and home.

We have had lots of really positive feedback from parents. Please do keep in touch with the school and your child’s class teacher and if you are having any difficulties please let us know.

Can I please ask all parents and carers to inform us if any of your family living with you test positive for COVID.  We want to be able to support you as best as we possibly can.

As I have stated on previous newsletters, we never get advanced notice on announcements regarding schools and education. I honestly do not know when schools will welcome back the children who are currently remote learning. I listened to the Education Minister being interviewed on BBC Breakfast News this morning and he gave no indication on when this would be. We will update you all the moment we hear but I am sure you will appreciate, the first we will hear is when the Prime Minister makes an announcement to us all.

INSET

Just a reminder that we have a School INSET Day on Monday 22nd February. School will be closed on this day to all pupils. If we remain in lockdown, the school will still be closed on this day for children of Critical Workers.

Relationship and Sex Education Consultation

From September 2020, it is a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales are teaching Relationship and Sex Education as a fundamental part of the curriculum.

This process has been delayed as a result of COVID 19.

As part of implementing the RSE curriculum, schools must consult with the parents, staff and governors on our approaches to policy and the curriculum content.

St George’s Catholic School will be starting their consultation process on Monday 25th January 2021 and will run for three weeks.

As part of this, parents, staff and governors, will be asked to read through documents we have included on the INFORMATION section of our website. Go to RSE CONSULTATION SPRING 2021.

With Best Wishes

Mark Braund