Monday 25th January 2021
A beautiful sunrise over Gatton Park this morning.
Tuesday 19th January 2021
Today is blue Monday (apparently). But not at our School! We are keeping things positive for our pupils. As a special treat, today pupils had chili dogs for lunch as well as fun dessert pots. For our teachers and support staff, we have been sharing with them happy Junior artwork and telling them about the really lovely things that parents have written, praising their efforts over this lockdown period: - The teachers are doing such a fantastic job. - I want to say a massive thank you to all the teachers for the incredible work you have put in. - Please pass on my thanks for their encouragement, support and enthusiasm [...] it really does make a difference. - We know that the teachers are working incredibly hard to support all children in different circumstances. I am overwhelmed with gratitude to the teachers and wider school community. Thank YOU for making a "Blue Monday" a Happy Monday!
Thursday 14th January 2021
Congratulations to Crawley Town striker and former pupil, Ashley Nadesan for scoring in the FA Cup on Sunday against Leeds United. Fantastic to see that our football captain went on to achieve great things in his career. We have some very proud teachers!
Monday 11th January 2021
Last week, we have started to carry out covid-19 lateral flow tests, which give results very quickly. There is now a dedicated testing area with screens and appropriate social distancing measures, and our staff are wearing the necessary PPE. Along with other measures already in place, these tests will help staff and pupils to remain in school safely. Thank you to all our staff who have worked hard to put testing in place so quickly for our school community.
Thursday 7th January 2021
Most of our pupils are now home learning, and we are proud to see that there has been a great level of engagement from the very start. We are aiming for continuity of teaching where pupils receive the same quality and breadth of education at home as they would in school. Timetabled lessons are going ahead as usual, live streamed whenever possible, and we are encouraging pupils to stick to routines and engage with their tutor groups from 8.30am. The map shows where our pupils are logging in from. It's fantastic to see that, from Bermuda to Hong Kong, our community is still learning together.