Dear Parents and Carers,
The Minister's announcements regarding Covid restrictions have been promising this week. Schools are advised to keep all existing restrictions in place until after half term, but we are so looking forward to making plans for the latter half of the Spring and the Summer Term. We are optimistic that we can soon be announcing arrangements for some of our traditional events, but will remain cautious as we do not wish to raise expectations, and then disappoint. Here are the headlines this week:
Parents' Evening - We are proposing face to face meetings during the week of March 28th. (Monday to Thursday) The meetings will need to be run with caution, and there will be safety measures put in place to protect both you and our staff. We will give you more information soon. As always, if you have any concerns about your child, email the office and your pod staff will get back to you. Likewise, please be assured that if we have any concerns, we will contact you.
Health & Safety - Covid has taken up so much of our thoughts over the last two years, that it is nice to focus on some of the day to day school safety that we all need to remember. So please can we remind parents not to park on the yellow ZigZags in front of our school. This is a safe area for our pupils and their families. Our window of drop off and pick has helped greatly with congestion before and after school, so we will keep this going. Please pass on this message to anyone who drops or collects your child.
Please can we also ask parents to switch off their engines at the "Drop off Zone". It is so easy for the car to roll forward and cause an accident. Better still, if pupils can alight on the side of the school gate, they will not need to pass in front or behind the car. We are having a smart new sign coming soon, but in the meantime I will be there to remind you all.
After School Sports Club - As promised, we said we will review this, and feel that we can re-start after half term. By then we hope that covid will be more under control, and also the nights will be lighter and the weather warmer. Obviously we will keep this under review, but we hope to resume on Wednesday 2nd March.
Local Area Co-ordinators (LACs) - We have two amazing LACs who are available to help and support our families with a wide range of issues. We have created a dedicated "North Gower Family Support" page on our website with more information. Please signpost anyone you know in the area if you feel they may need support. In addition there is information regarding the North Gower Food Bank which can support anyone with short or long term financial difficulties.
Year 6 Transition Days - Gowerton Comprehensive have planned 4 transition days between the 11th and 14th July. Fingers crossed these will go ahead as planned and the pupils will have a great time meeting their new peers.
Have a fabulous weekend,