Dear Parents/ Guardians,

We are delighted to be welcoming all our students back to school this September.

Our top priority will remain protecting children, staff and families and we will do everything possible to minimise risk and ensure a safe and controlled return to the classroom for all. We will continue to encourage all to follow the ‘hands, face, space’ motto whenever possible and both students and staff are free to carry on wearing a face mask if they choose to. Our core focus for this term remains the same; we will be working to ensure our students:

· Feel safe, secure and happy in school.

· Catch up with work they have missed and feel confident in the process.

· Feel prepared for the next stage in their education/ employment.

· Feel part of a positive community.

This term sees the start of our Responsible Readers daily reading programme which we believe will encourage regular reading for pleasure as well as improve all children’s literacy standards to ensure everyone can fully access the wider curriculum.

Over the coming term our aim is to re-establish a full and varied extra-curricular programme for students from year 7 to year 11. Our PE Department have already published their programme of clubs for students to sign up to.

We have carried out a comprehensive risk assessment, specific to Haygrove School to help us plan for increasing the numbers of staff and students on the school site. Our Risk Assessment and Operational Plan can be viewed here.

Haygrove students, staff and parents have shown huge amounts of resilience, responsibility and respect throughout this pandemic and returned to school earlier this year with great enthusiasm and passion for learning which I am confident will only continue to build over the coming academic year. I would like to thank everyone for showing true leadership and a collegiate spirit. We are so proud of our staff and children in maintaining a comprehensive educational offer under these unprecedented and challenging circumstances.

Please stay safe.

Yours sincerely,

Mr A Reid, Headteacher  Mrs K M Canham, Executive Headteacher

 Mr A Reid Headteacher                     

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