Dear Parents and Carers,
It has been lovely to see the return of most of our boys and girls over the past few weeks and to feel the energy and excitement returning to school, especially this week, with many of our Year 3 pupils taking part in our Trailblazer sessions. School really has been a different place over the past few months without the children.
I understand how challenging the situation has been since the school closed back in March, and I understand some of the anxiety that still exists among some pupils and parents. However, I would like to reassure you that we are doing all we can to establish a safe, welcoming environment for pupils, parents and staff when we re-open fully.
Many of our boys and girls have been away from school for a long time and I would like to commend them for their effort and hard work in engaging with online tasks, it really has been a new way of working that they have adjusted well to. I would also like to thank you, as parents, for the support you have given your child whilst they have been at home; as a parent myself, I know just how difficult this has been and how strained family life has been at times.
I would also like to pay tribute and give my thanks to the school staff, who have continued to work from school and home during this period. They really have gone the ‘extra-mile’ both in school and at home, supporting the children of key workers each day whilst providing bespoke learning experiences for pupils that follow our school curriculum. I would like to reassure you that we have structured plans in place, ready to hit the ground running so that any time lost over the past six months will be caught up in a calm, measured and supportive way.
The DfE has now published guidance for the full re-opening of schools from September 2020. Whilst I will continue to work on the detailed planning to ensure that all recommendations are implemented, I am writing to you to confirm that school will re-open to all pupils from Thursday 3rd September.
My staff and I are really looking forward to welcoming all pupils back to school again and although there will be some changes to the way we operate, we are committed to ensuring that a full and ambitious curriculum continues to be offered in a safe, calm, caring and purposeful environment.
Please read the following information in preparation for September and if I don’t see you before we finish next Friday 17th July, I look forward to seeing you in the new term.
Support Over the Summer Holidays
Kilburn Junior School offers support to families living within the school community.
Given the unprecedented circumstances we continue to find ourselves in, and the extra pressure on family life, please click on the link below to find out about services and support open to you whilst the school is closed over the summer holiday.
Please be reminded that if you are ever concerned about the safety of a child or you require urgent help or advice;
Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190
or refer to starting point on 01629 535353