11 September 2020

Good afternoon,

We made it through our first full week at school and despite a few teething problems we seem to be settling into a new normal. I am extremely proud of the children who have had to cope with lots of changes as well as the usual transition to a new teacher. Thank you for your support in adhering to the staggered start and finish times as they are working more smoothly and, more importantly, safely.

Please be reassured that I am monitoring pupil and staff illness carefully and I am in contact with Public Health England. If we have any confirmed cases of COVID I will inform you and take the necessary steps to contain the spread. 

If you need to speak to the office team please do so via email or telephone. Only use the front entrance in an emergency or when you are collecting your child from Orchards. When entering the entrance please wear a face mask. 

Parent Consultations are next week via Zoom. If you have not booked an appointment there is still time. You will receive a Zoom invitation to your appointment five minutes before your allocated slot. 

Finally if your child is absent from school please remember to cancel their school lunch or you will still be charged.

I wish you all a relaxing weekend.

best wishes

Jacqui Johnson