Welcome to the Website of Marish Academy Trust - from the Executive Headteacher
Letter from Executive Headteacher & Headteacher
As we start another academic year with concerns about covid and disruption to education still very real, let’s instead focus on the positives we have achieved together over the last year.
For example, our glowing Ofsted report dated May 2021 states that Willow is ‘more than a school’ and that ‘we work tirelessly to understand the needs of our pupils and their families.‘ The same is true of Marish.
At the end of last year, we received an email from a parent of a year 6 leaver which said the following:
‘Good teachers do not expect children to learn the way they teach; they teach the way the children learn. This is exactly why Marish is so special and well done for that.‘ The same is true of Willow
Resilience is a quality we aspire to develop in all our children, so after such a year, perhaps it is fitting that the last word comes from a resilient child. This young man, also a year 6 leaver, commented recently that: ‘I will never give up because I know I have to believe in myself.’
In August 2021, we received a letter of congratulations from the local authority thanking us for our, ‘relentless commitment to keeping the school open and keeping young people and your staff safe throughout the pandemic. We recognise this has been no small task with immense challenges and pressure on school leaders.’
We have always been very proud of Marish and Willow, but never before have we felt quite so honoured to be a part of this amazing, resilient community. Thank you for all you have contributed to our partnership in the past. We look forward to working with you in 2021/22 and beyond.
Mrs Denham and Miss Court.
Change of end of term date to Friday 17th December
As you will be aware, all schools locally are struggling to maintain both staff and pupils’ attendance in the face of unprecendented numbers of colds and viruses. This is on top of the covid pandemic issues, including the new variant, and the isolation requirements around unvaccinated individuals.
Although children need to be in school as much as possible to make up for lost learning time, we know that no one wants a repeat of last Christmas, when we were unable to meet with family and friends. Therefore, we have decided to bring the end of term forward to Friday 17th December, but at the usual home times, rather than a lunch time departure. This is because we are mindful of the possible accelerated transmission of illnesses within the school setting and we want to ensure a few clear days break between the end of term and the festive period, when many of you will want to visit vulnerable family members and friends.
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