Never a dull moment, eh? For a few years it has been Brexit, more recently we moved on to the particularly wet weather, and now we have the rapidly moving landscape of Covid-19 to give us plenty to talk about and keep us on our toes. I have written to you all on this matter separately and we continue to communicate via frequent updates for various events due to the developing situation and so I will not expand overly on it here.
Over the last seven days in school we have enjoyed some activities around our STEM week, various Taunton Drama Festival outings, Year 5 heading to the impressive Whatley Quarry and an author visit.
In amongst that, I had a statutorily important (but, ngl, pretty dry) day undergoing routine update training on safeguarding. Apart from keeping abreast of fundamental requirements it is always reassuring on those occasions to get not only a reminder of the incredible network of support the UK has in place to do all we can to nurture the welfare of children but also to hear and learn about the extraordinary commitment many people in this sector give to those in their care. Some quite awesome tales of self-sacrifice in the face of remarkably challenging circumstances. We might need a good dose of that quality in the time ahead.
As we head into the Long Weekend, it doesn’t look as if entire school closures are on the list of government actions just yet and so we can look forward to all that the penultimate week will bring, including the Year 6 play.