Letter from the Chair of Governors

Our Chair of Governors Ms Hughes has issued the following letter to the community of Bells Farm Primary.

Read the full letter here.

Dear staff, children and parents,
As I now have to admit how really old I am and as a result, am supposed to stay at home and self -isolate, I wanted to say how much I support all that you are doing. I also want at this very difficult time, to say thank you to you all.

Thank you to all the amazing staff lead by Mrs Butterworth at Bells Farm who have continued to come into school to support and teach the children, even though they or their elderly or very young relatives may be at risk. Thank you for what you will do for the smaller number of children still in your care over the next few months, in terms of keeping them safe, entertained and happy. I know that none of you would ever have thought that you would be separated from the children that you teach and support, for as long as is envisaged. I also know that you will all be very worried about the outcome of you having to distance yourself from your pupils for all this time.

Thank you to all the children who will have to stay at home and not be able to come to school or participate in all the educational, sporting, and social activities that you so much enjoy. Thank you for being the clever, inquisitive, enquiring and caring young people that you are and try not to be too sad about not being with your friends. I am sure that there will be a range of ways that you can continue to learn online and keep in touch – safely of course! Those of you who were due to take SATs this year in Year 2 and 6, as well as all the other year groups, should not worry about your end of term results. Your teachers and teaching assistants know you all very well and are able to assess how successful you have been and will continue to be, when you return to school.

Finally, thank you to all the parents who may not have front line jobs but want and need to go to work and will do all they can to ensure that their children are kept safe and well looked after, while they are at home. We all know that parents are the first carers and educators but also have other lives to lead and are grateful for your patience and understanding at this incredibly difficult time.

The governors and I, will continue to meet with Mrs Butterworth and some of the team, via video links and offer our remote support (however small) until we are all able to return to base.

Take care everyone, keep safe and hopefully we can all get through this crisis together.

Best wishes

Jill Hughes
Chair of Governors

Tags: Coronavirus

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