Monday 30th March
Dear Parents and Carers,
Firstly, I want to thank you for being supportive, sensible and heeding to the advice of keeping your children with you wherever possible; for keeping safe. I hope that you are all keeping well too. This last week has been a challenging one for everyone, but it makes it so much easier when we all work together and support each other.
We understand completely that this disruption to yourselves and the children will be difficult and as a consequence we are trying to continually update our home learning section of the website to help and support you with your childrens learning. There are, of course, the daily challenges as well as more formal types of learning activities. There are some useful materials in the SEND section that may help many of the children as well as local organisational contacts that may be able to support our community. Please have a browse around regularly as this is being continually updated. If you wish to speak to our parents support advisors please email PSA@cliftonville.kent.sch.uk and they will get back to you.
It has been absolutely wonderful to see what you all have been doing at home and this is an important way to keep our community together. Please do continue to send in your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, we love seeing them all and maybe every now and then staff will send some messages out too!
Using the Government backed voucher scheme, all our Free School Meal children continue to access their entitlement. As with any new system rolled out in just a few days, there were a couple of glitches, however all of these have now been ironed out and the system is working well.
The temporary move to Dane Court has gone well but we hope to be back to Cliftonville after Easter- more details of that to come. Thank you to Dane Court, the children have enjoyed being in a different space and the table tennis tables!
It is vital that we continue to look after each other and do as much as we can to socially distance and minimise risk. I would like to thank, on behalf of everyone in our school community, all school staff for their adaptability, resilience and commitment. They are truly all amazing.
Finally, I would like to thank parents once again for your kind thoughts and best wishes that have been sent in either by Facebook, by email or even face to face. They absolutely put a smile on everyones face!
Take care and keep safe.