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CEO Blog - The News we've all been waiting for!

This week, we have the news that we’ve all been waiting for! I am delighted to report that preparations for all pupils to return to school on 8th March are well under way in our schools. There is a lot to do but there is a definite feeling of excitement in the air at the prospect of being together again! Over the past eight weeks, I have had many conversations with staff, parents, carers and pupils. Adults have spoken to me about the difficulties of juggling remote education, work and other demands and caring responsibilities as well as managing concerns for themselves and their families; pupils tell me that they just want to see their friends and teachers again! Like the sunny spring weather today, this week’s news gives us all hope for a brighter future.


Of course, as always, the safety and wellbeing of our staff, pupils and families remain our priority. In addition to our well-established measures and routines, staff will take twice-weekly tests and risk assessments will be reviewed and updated regularly to take account of new variants and changing advice.


With just over a week to go, I am thrilled to be able to say that I look forward to seeing you all very, very soon.


Have a good weekend. Stay safe and stay in touch,


Kate Brunt