Well, another term has passed us by in a flash with so much happening in such a short period of time. Our children have been working very hard and I have to say that I admire the resilience that they have shown towards their learning in what are still very challenging times for our young people.
As always, I and the children of Four Swannes owe a debt of gratitude to the continuous hard work of our teachers to ensure that they meet their individual needs. It has been wonderful to see some of the eclectic lesson types that have been delivered ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum. Thank you to Mrs Alcock for the continued focus on keeping our children active and healthy. A big thank you to Mrs Horvath for managing the transition to the new management system and supporting our parents. A massive thank you to Miss O’Connor for cinema evenings and Easter raffles. Well done to Mr Watson and Mrs Mitchell for the Macmillan coffee mornings and to all other staff that have organised trips and events that are outside of the normal curriculum as I appreciate all the extra organisation that this requires.
Unfortunately, we do have to say goodbye to a very valuable member of the team, who has been with us for 12 years supporting so many children through their time at Four Swannes. Mrs Walker has decided to move on from Four Swannes to seek new and different challenges and spend more quality time with her family. She will always be welcome to visit, and I thank her personally and on behalf of all our community for her hard work and dedication over the years.
I look forward to welcoming all the community back after a well-deserved rest over the Easter break where I am hopeful that we will have warmer weather and even more exciting things for our children to do to continue their learning experiences. We are already planning more events to invite the wider community to and I look forward to sharing these experiences with you all. There will be opportunities for parents to start rebuilding a parent body to support Four Swannes in fund raising and help staff in organising a whole range of events. Thank you to all the parents and guardians, staff and governors and most importantly children for helping me to move Four Swannes in a different direction towards a more open and community-based school. Exciting times are ahead!
Please take care and stay safe over this Easter and I would remind you that children do not return until Wednesday 20th April.