Red House School Children show the food that they have made via a video call on Teams

Dear Parents,

I hope you are all well and remaining positive.  I was reading recently that life oscillates between being amazing and being awful, with lots of ordinary in between.  I cannot wait to embrace and appreciate the ordinary once again.


Return to School 

I am sure you are following developments as closely as we are with respect to the re-opening of schools.  The earliest date in England is now Monday 8 March, although this is still dependent upon many factors.  Rest assured, as soon as we are given the green light, all the pupils will be back.


Online Learning 

Given the extended period of remote learning, we will be doing more live interactions with the children.  This is sometimes not as effective for teaching and learning but we believe the interaction with staff and other pupils is important for the well-being of the children.

Next week we will also be asking the pupils for their views on how their online learning is going.  No doubt the older children will be as forthright as ever, but the younger children can work with you to say what they are enjoying and changes they would like to see; further details will follow next week.

We do not under-estimate how challenging this period of closure is for pupils, parents and staff.  We must ensure the children continue to engage in readiness for their return to school and we appreciate that some children are finding it easier than others.  Those in the latter category are currently being supported by teachers, tutors, our learning support team and members of the SMT.  Should you have specific concerns about your son or daughter, please contact their class teacher or tutor in the first instance.


Critical Worker Bookings 

Please ensure we have these by Thursday of each week so that we can staff both settings appropriately.  Forms should be sent to


Sports Camp & Holiday Club at Half Term 

Currently, these are only for the children of Critical Workers.  Please return your booking form to by Friday 5 February.  The form can be found here.


With best wishes


Ken James

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