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22.5.2020

Governor blog 18.5.20

Dear Parents and Carers

I am sure we are all looking forward to a safe reopening of the school as soon as that is possible and practicable.  On Thursday of last week I attended a virtual WeST Trust Board meeting at which the CEO was questioned about the partial reopening of WeST schools.  I must say that I was impressed by what I heard and the discussion. There has been a huge amount of work put into examining all the implications for all parties of any kind of return.  Mrs Evans has had a strong leadership role in this.  As you can imagine, reopening the school, even only partially, is not just a matter of opening the doors on a given day.  There is a myriad of issues to consider and risks to be mitigated.  Any re-opening will be only after very careful preparation. The safety and wellbeing of children, staff, families and the wider community will be paramount in any plans.   

We all wish that ‘normality’ could resume.  We all, children and adults, miss the face-to-face contact and being with friends, teachers and colleagues.  Fortunately that strong sense of community and care for each other that is felt at Wembury Primary School survives the lockdown.  Mrs Evans and the staff are working very hard, always coming up with ideas for the children of fun things to do, ways to learn and staying in touch. They really do miss the children and school.  I know that children and parents have been pleased to receive personal phone calls and messages. It was lovely to see the video of the support staff last week and there have been amazing examples of children’s home learning.  The spirit of Wembury shines through.

As you wait for further information about reopening, please be assured that the school’s governors, in common with the school and WeST, are committed to doing whatever is in the best interests of the school and its community. 

Stay safe and well!

Best wishes,

Sheila Jenkins (Chair of Governors), on behalf of the Governing Board

Contact emails: wemburyclerk@wembury-primary.devon.sch.uk and sjenkins@wembury-primary.devon.sch.uk


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