Happy new year, and I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas break. As I write this there is still uncertainty regarding the return to school. I fully appreciate the inconvenience this causes and hope to be able to clarify details with you as soon as possible.
I hope that everyone who tested positive over the last few weeks is on the mend if not already recovered. As Mrs Westerby informed you, we were hit hard by the virus before the holidays, whilst most staff are fit and able to return to school tomorrow, we still have several who are not well enough to return. Unfortunately, this includes both myself and Mrs Westerby. In order ensure we have a headteacher at school, we have been very fortunate to secure an acting head to cover our absence. Jessica Wells is a very experienced leader from a local school and will be stepping in until Mrs Westerby or myself are able to return.
Mrs Wells will be writing to you very soon to introduce herself more fully and to share with you the most updated health and safety measures that we need to put in place to protect our school community. This is the focus of the teacher day tomorrow.
Mrs Wells can be contacted via the usual school number 01788 547660 (during office hours from Tuesday) or by email at Goddard.J1@welearn365.com from tomorrow.
I know that our fantastic staff will support Mrs Wells and I look forward to returning as soon as I am able.