Stay at home, stay safe, stay in touch-
-your fifth weekly update from Marish Academy Trust.
As we approach the end of the sixth week of school closure and of the lockdown, the weather has finally changed and it’s raining for the first time in a month or so. Whatever the weather is like, home schooling is likely to be a necessity for the next few weeks at least and social distancing will be part of the ‘new normal’ even when schools return.
The Marish Academy Trust Team are working hard at home and in school to provide online resources and a structured timetable for each week of the summer term. The resources on the home learning pages are updated regularly, so please check them at least weekly. The latest newsletter attests to the fact that many children are engaging in learning at home, but if you are struggling in any way with this, contact the Marish School Office on the number above, or email using the usual email addresses. Several staff are available to help resolve queries each day and we can arrange to talk you through technical issues, or, if all else fails, to drop off more work.
Although the last bulk delivery of food parcels went out early last week and we have now shifted over to the government voucher system, please do not hesitate to ask, if your personal circumstances make it difficult for you to get out to the shops. At Marish and Willow, we are committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure no one goes hungry during the lockdown.
Some of you will not have registered with the Local Authority for free school meals as yet. If your circumstances have changed because of Co-vid 19, please apply for them now. Details of how to apply will be sent out again to all parents later this week. Even if it turns out that you don’t meet the criteria, you lose nothing by applying. If you need help with the form, staff are at the end of the phone, ready to assist you.
Each week the lockdown remains in place, a staff member will contact each family to check on your wellbeing. Please tell them if there is anything you need, even if it’s as simple as someone to talk to because you are worried, lonely, or exasperated with the trials of learning to be a ’teacher’. We know how frustrating that can be!
This week, we will show we care once again. Here’s a hint – ask your child to keep a look out for the post and check for a link to a funny video on the website on Friday.
Take care and keep in touch, Mrs Denham, the staff team, governors and trustees.