I am sure you will agree that this half term has flown by. We were delighted with the way in which our Oaklands children returned in September and settled in to their new routines. They have continued to develop their understanding of the changes in school and build relationships so that we all now have a new normal at Oaklands. The children have adapted incredibly well, and with the support of our incredibly hard-working staff team, children across the school have been making fantastic progress already!
I know that the entire Oaklands team would like to thank-you for supporting us by keeping children at home if they have any illness, helping to keep everyone safe. Your communication with the school has been very much appreciated. Please do continue to let us know if you are keeping your child off school for having any of the symptoms of Coronavirus or if they have any other illness. This is helping us to respond extremely quickly if we do have any concerns about Covid-19. The recent rise in Coronavirus cases nationally continues to concern us all. We therefore ask that after half term, you continue to be vigilant and only send your child in to school if they are well. We will endeavour to keep you all updated about what is happening regarding Coronavirus. Currently, we are pleased that the school has been able to stay open to ensure that our children benefit from the continuation of their education and are grateful that our Oaklands family has worked so well together to keep everyone safe.
Thank-you to those parents who drop off and collect children from school, who have followed the instructions given about staying in cars and arriving at specific times. This has certainly made the car park a safer place and has helped to ensure that the ‘bubbles’ work from the beginning of the day, right to the end.
Finally, I would like to remind you that school opens again on Monday 26th October. We do hope that you all have a restful half term, and we look forward to seeing your child back again after the break.
Many thanks for your support,
Sarah Osborne (Headteacher)