A Bath and Wells Academy
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to our very first remote summer term!
I hope you all had a restful Easter break – at least the weather has been lovely!
We have all had to adapt to new ways of working, so I wanted to take the opportunity to say what an amazing job you’re doing supporting your child’s wellbeing and learning during this time.
It’s definitely been a strange and challenging time and we all understand if you and your child feel wobbly and worried at the moment. We are here for you every step of the way as we work through this together. Remember, if you have any concerns about helping your child learn or you need any other support for you or your family from the school, please let us know by contacting the School Office on firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting your child’s teaching team via the TEAMS app that your child is using.
All our staff have been working really hard, even throughout the Easter break. Our cleaning and site staff have been deep cleaning every area of the school and continue with that process on a daily basis. Our office staff are either in school or are working remotely from home. In addition to all the regular tasks they have, the government are now asking for a huge amount of data returns and there are still things like our admissions for the September in-take to organise and budgets to set! Teaching assistants have been in school supporting the child-care provision and they have also taken the time to do more study and qualifications so that they are even better prepared to support your children. Teachers have been working very hard to plan resources, respond to children on-line and by phone, complete reports and assessments and have also been in school running childcare sessions. I am so grateful to all the staff for their tremendous commitment. However, it is the overwhelming support that you have given to us all and especially to your children that is so special – thank you!
We miss the children very much, but we must follow the government’s guidance to keep everyone in our community safe. So, we are carrying on with our remote working learning on-line or through home learning packs and providing provision for vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers.
But just because we are not all in the same building, doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun together! Your children will have lots of activities they can get stuck into over the summer term – so keep a close eye on the TEAMS learning platform and our website and class pages that provide additional links to ideas for home learning.
We also love seeing the children’s fantastic learning at home – please keep sending their work in by post, taking a picture and sending via email, or via TEAMS.
We can’t say yet when we’ll be able to open the school fully, but rest assured that we’ll continue doing our utmost to keep your child learning and our school community connected.
So, let’s get started on our summer term of learning!
Mrs Jenny Venning
I hope you find everything you need on this website but please do contact us using the details in the footer if there are any other further ways in which we can help.
I am really proud to be the Head Teacher of our school – it is an exciting place to work and an exciting place to learn. Our children happily come to school each day. When they are here, they are engaged and interested in the lessons and the wide range of activities on offer.
We aspire to be the best in all we do and constantly develop social skills and courteous behaviour. We expect the highest standards from each member of our school community as we support each other in our day-to-day learning.
We can also offer single year groups across the school and larger than average facilities and are always looking at ways to develop our school, both inside and out, to enhance and support your child in their learning and enjoyment.
We benefit from strong links with the local Church and with our local community. Have a look at our Class Pages and our links to the local area to find out more.
Parental interest and support has a huge impact on a child’s education and we actively encourage all parents and carers to contribute wherever possible to their child’s time in school and at home.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all adults entering the School to share this commitment. We have in place many policies and procedures to ensure the development of a vigilant and safe culture.
Mrs Jenny Venning