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Message from Mrs Naldrett

Dear parents/carers

Please be assured that there is no expectation for learning to be completed, school as we knew it, has been suspended, the teachers are not setting any new learning and when schools do open again, the period that they have been closed for will very much be considered and planned for. What's most important to us as a school is yours and your children's happiness which we appreciate can be a huge challenge at the present time. House points will be awarded for children taking the bins out or planting a seed in the garden, learner of the week could be won by a child who entertained their next door neighbour by doing a dance in the garden or making a card for the postman, it will not be driven by learning completed alone.

Please see the message below which has recently been shared on social media by a teacher from another school, but also sums up how we feel as a school (although we do not know when schools will return, this may be different to September!).

'Dear Parents

Don't stress about schoolwork. In September, I will get your children back on track. I am a teacher and that's my superpower. What I can't fix is social-emotional trauma that prevents the brain from learning. So right now, I just need you to share your calm, share your strength and share your laughter with your children. No kids are ahead. No kids are behind. Your children are exactly where they need to be.

With love,
All the teachers on planet Earth'

Leila Naldrett

Head of School

Gatehouse Primary Academy

Secmaton Lane

Dawlish

Devon

EX7 0LW

 

01626 862605

admin@gatehouse.devon.sch.uk

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