Welcome to Christ the King Primary School
Friday 23rd October
Dear Parent(s)/ Carer(s)
We have had a really great week in school again this week and are all looking forward to the half-term break where we can recharge our batteries and enjoy some family time.
Before then, we’d like to share some great achievements from the week which we know you will love to hear about and be as proud as we are.
Health and Safety
You have been sent a letter from representatives of Cheshire East Council, thanking you for your support and reminding us all of the importance of adhering to the measures outlined for areas under Tier 2 restrictions. I want to again reassure you that everything possible is being done in school to ensure we too adhere to these. This week we received a ‘spot check’ visit from the Health and Safety Executive who are visiting schools to get a sense of how risk assessments are looking in practice and ensure guidelines are being followed. We were pleased to receive the following feedback:
‘You have good control measures in place in line with Public Health England guidance. I was particularly pleased to hear about the engagement with staff, parents and carers, pupils, Governors and Trustees. Having the School Council actively engaged in identifying areas they may be worried about and possible solutions is a great way of involving the pupils in the COVID management system and will encourage all pupils, parents and carers to follow your procedures.’
More information about the visit is to follow.
HMI Research Project
You will be aware that Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) are also visiting schools to see how staff and school leaders are managing the return to school sites for children and families. This is part of a nationwide research project by OFSTED to reflect provision in schools following the lockdown and return. During our visit yesterday, I spoke with them about many things but especially our school journey and the huge sense of partnership working and community we feel as a result of this and the more recent pandemic. They were very interested to hear how your engagement in home learning and the hard work of the staff had contributed to supporting the children through this difficult time. The outcomes of the visit will be reflected, along with those of other schools, in the October report. Thank you to all the staff who did such an amazing job yesterday reflecting the many things that have taken place in school and at home.
Again, more information about the visit will follow. We will make you aware of the report once it is published.
And finally…Year 5 Musicians
A-M-A-Z-ING! Well done Year 5 who entertained me today with a amazfantastic glock concert. Year 5 have been continuing with specialist music sessions this half-term. Please prepare to be wowed and check out their video on the front page of the website, this is found by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
Have a wonderful half-term and enjoy your time together. We will miss you all but look forward to seeing you again happy and safe on Monday 2nd November.