2nd April 2020
To our Carlyle Community,
Firstly, can I say thank you to the Carlyle and Harmony Trust Team who have made my transition back from Maternity Leave smooth. It has been quite a week of understanding fully the huge efforts everyone in our community has been making during this difficult period.
I would like to say thank you to everyone for keeping children safe at home during this period. It is so helpful to know that we all want to listen to the Government and Stay Home and Stay Safe. For some this is not possible and that is why we have a limited number of staff who are supporting the work of these key workers. I know you’ll join me in saying a huge thank you to those frontline key workers.
To set the scene further, we understand the impact of having children at home whilst attempting to work. There have been many times this week where my daughters have need Mummy whilst I have been trying to fulfil my role as Headteacher. To ease the pressure, I have used my daughter’s school tasks as a pick and mix alongside the nurture my daughters need and maximising my capacity with the work at Carlyle. Please do not put too much pressure on yourself and take this approach.
We have many in our community who will be feeling the full effects of Covid19. We need to be extra brave at this time within our family units. It is vital that we look after each other and continue where able to keep our children at home where it is truly safer for them. This keeps everyone in our community safe.
We are going to be publishing a weekly roundup of learning top picks for you. Please do understand that there is no expectation on our part for you to do everything. Essential activities you can plan in for your child include daily reading together, playing games, learning how to help where appropriate around the home and showing them an abundance of love.
On a final note, I’d like to share that we will continue to update you as and when we know any further information. Please ensure that you have signed up to our website mailing list, app and Twitter feed.
We are here for you and miss you all. Feel free to make contact with us via the school email email@example.com and we will get back to ASAP.
Mrs Laura Besenzi, Principal