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15th January 2021

Dear parents/carers,

The Christmas break now seems like a distant memory given the last two weeks that you at home and we in school have had to deal with.

First and foremost, I would like to thank all of the staffing team at Borrow Wood for their commitment and support in planning for and switching to the dual demands of remote and in school teaching AND a huge thank you to all of you for your support and patience whilst we pulled this together with less than 12 hours notice.

We are now coming to the end of the first complete week of remote learning, with two 'live' sessions every day for all year groups from Year 1 to Year 6. The learning curve for teachers, children and adults at home has been steep.  Mr Gallagher, Miss Sargison, our admin team and David, our technician, have done a remarkable job in dealing with and resolving a wide range of technical issues both in school and for families learning at home. Hopefully, next week will run even more smoothly as we settle into yet another new routine and way of working.

Our Early Years team are checking in with families at home to support with activities and ideas linked to early years development. Although there are no live teaching sessions for this age group, Mrs Tomlinson has pre-recorded phonics sessions and posted a wide range of other activities for our Reception and Nursery children to access from home.

The children attending school have adapted to the combined classes and teachers working on rotas to share in school teaching and remote learning. This generation of children are certainly having to learn about change, adaptation, flexibility and resilience.

Needless to say, if you have any questions, concerns or issues that you need to raise, please contact school and we will do our best to resolve them as quickly as possible.  

On a final note, I would like to thank the many parents and carers who have contacted us with kind words and messages of support. It really is appreciated and makes a big difference to all of us at Borrow Wood.

Please take care, stay safe and look after one another.

Kind regards

Zoe Fletcher