As we draw towards this rather unexpected close to the Lent term, I wanted to thank you all for your support shown to the school as we have managed the needs of our children over these rather unsettled weeks. Despite the sadness of not being able to celebrate the end of term with our usual Music Festival and other highlights, the pupils have remained wonderfully buoyant, with the support of the inspirational energy and dynamism of our staff team here. At no point, has their enthusiasm wavered and their positivity has lifted the spirits of all us fortunate to teach them.  As we move towards our Remote Learning week, I am sure that you will witness their desire to get on with the academic tasks set whilst also ensuring that there is a healthy balance to the day. Children often see the positives in difficult situations and I have been acutely aware of this over the past few days. With the prospect of spending much more time at home, they have been sharing some of the things that they are looking forward to doing, such as, taking up new interests or as one boy expressed over lunch yesterday, ‘nailing my hobbies’, finishing art projects, reading much more than they do normally, playing in the garden with a new puppy and spending time eating and talking together as a family.

We will be remaining very much in touch next week in a number of ways, including a ‘storytime’ podcast read by Mr Romanes, who is taking us to Narnia, and other communication will reach you in a stage by stage basis. We will, of course, be writing over the Easter holidays and will ensure that you are kept up to speed with all of the developments here at Lambrook. Of course, our educational provision will continue robustly from day one of the Summer Term, possibly remotely, with the hope and expectation that we will be able to welcome the children back to the Lambrook campus before too long. In the meantime, thank you once again for your tremendous support of all that we are doing here and may I wish you all a very safe and healthy few weeks.

Jonathan Perry

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