Head teacher’s blog 16th July 2021

A very big thank you to all the staff for all their hard work this year. They have done a fantastic job of educating our learners despite all the interruptions and challenges that Covid has brought. They have also ensured that pupil wellbeing remained a priority following the return from lockdown.

They all deserve a well-earned rest over the holidays, such a fantastic team.

They have also done their utmost to ensure that the pupils have really enjoyed their last week of school. They have planned so many exciting and enjoyable activities to ensure a successful end to the school year.

The last afternoon was brilliant - Foundation Phase had a street party, waited on by the party girls. There were big smiles from everyone!

The older pupils were having a brilliant time having the best water fight ever. Pupils and Teachers were soaked but smiling. The pupils were very restrained as they didn’t soak me, I did say I had lots of work to do later and they were kind – Phew!

Everyone has had a wonderful time in the sunshine.

The Nightingale House fundraising day was fantastic. I feel so proud of our lovely school and the Community for their wonderful support with this special event. This is such a special fundraiser for us as a school and for our pupils. The amount raised is an incredible achievement, we are currently at a grand total of £1,600. A very big thank you to everyone on behalf of the school and our Governors.

A huge thank you to Erin and her family for making our trees wonderful wooden signs so we can identify them easily! They are very precious and we are looking forward to putting them up on the trees with you in September.

We are so proud of our Year 6 pupils as they move forward to their Secondary schools. They have been such a super group of learners. They shared their dreams and aspirations on Thursday and made the staff feel extremely proud. We look forward to hearing all about their future achievements. I do hope they will all keep in touch and let us know how they are getting on. We even had some wonderful cakes prepared for them made by one of our ex-pupils.

We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure a positive return to school for pupils in September. We have had plenty of interesting plans in place for pupils’ learning activities.

We have also been discussing our Risk Assessment review.

Flintshire have recommended that some Covid safety measure remain in place for the first two weeks.

The only changes will be:

• Staff no longer need to wear face masks in class – only in communal areas.

• A return to our previous school timings, although we will continue using our current entrances. This means a return to a 3.00 pm finish for Miss John’s class.

A very big thank you to parents and learners for all the fabulous support you have given us over this last year. We have had such a challenging year but we have been supported by our wonderful families. Thefamilies we have in Nannerch give our school a real sense of Community. We look forward to welcoming Mr Samuels to our staff.Miss McCormick is also going to be supporting the younger pupils on a part time basis.

As yet we don’t know if Miss Roberts and Miss Douggie will be able to join us in school in September. Within the current guidance they will be asked to work remotely beyond 28 weeks. However, we are aware that this guidance may change before we return to school in September.

We will be extremely sorry to say a temporary goodbye to Mrs Pierce. We will all really miss Mrs Pierce. She has been such a pleasure to work with. She is such a fantastic teacher with a real sense of fun. She has been a dedicated member of staff throughout her time in school. She is loved by everyone. I have appreciated the chance to work alongside Mrs Pierce in recent years. I have also enjoyed working alongside her in the Cluster of schools where she is held in very high regard. I am very aware that some staff have been working alongside her for a long time.

We are hoping that she will be back soon to cover Planning, Preparation and Assessment time for a day a week with the older pupils.

I would like to wish you all a very enjoyable summer and I look forward to seeing everyone on Friday 3rd September.