Headteacher's Update

Well we have managed to get to the end of the first week of the new national lockdown and what a week it has been. I would personally like to say a heartfelt thank you to all of our parents/ carers and children for just being fantastic! Everyone has just got on with it and tried really hard with our daily ‘check-ins’, our ‘real-time teaching’ our on-line learning as well as our daily barrage of texts and emails and there have been very few moans and groans, but lots and lots of brilliant support and appreciation. Thank you!

We are definitely ‘all in this together’ and what we have ALL achieved in only a few short days I think has been nothing short of fantastic. It is thanks to the Loxdale ‘family’ that we will continue to go from strength to strength in this new period and we will emerge from it stronger, wiser, and probably a bit more frazzled, but definitely ahead of the game.

This time, the government is very clear- learning must continue and we will work as hard as we possibly can to support parents, carers and children to ensure this happens.

However, we know that embedding remote learning will take time and we are here to support you wherever we can. Unfortunately, we don’t have a laptop to give every child, but if you are struggling with devices, please contact us directly and we will try to do whatever we can. If you attach a keyboard and a mouse to an XBOX or PlayStation, it has all the functionality of a computer- so I have been told!

Given the particularly high infection rates in Wolverhampton, the message to us all is very clear- we are all to stay home in order to save lives. The vaccine gives us clear hope for the future, but for now we must all stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

Whilst school remains open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children, the government have issued new guidance to schools to say that in order to reduce infection transmission rates, parents and carers who are critical workers should keep their children at home if they can and we ask you for your support in this in order to keep numbers in school limited and therefore reduce the risk of infection.

However, please contact us if you need us- we will help wherever we can. We will get through this with each other’s help and support and hopefully a bit of humour at in our Teams meetings!

In the meantime, please take care of each other and stay safe.