Dear North Tawton Families and Friends,
It was such a disappointment to hear the news on Monday that the government road map out of lockdown has been delayed. This means we remain at Stage 3 with our current school risk assessments and measures in line with the government policy
For this reason we are not able to go ahead with our plans for our summer community event, this also stops plans staff had for events including parents attending our sports day. While many of us are bitterly disappointed, we must all understand this is for the health and wellbeing of our staff and pupils at school, our families and community members. With the new variant, and numbers rising again, it is of course the right decision. We will do our very best to make sure the end of term is a special time, for our Year Six pupils in particular.
In happier news, it was a delight to accompany Year Six to the pool in Okehampton for their first swimming lesson together this week. They were an absolute credit to us; coping brilliantly with the routine, wearing masks on the coach and listening to the swimming instructors. They have been divided in to smaller groups so that they have ability appropriate lessons and all get the most out of the following weeks. All they need to do is get changed quicker so we are not late back to school! Mr Foreman and I will be making plans for the new school year and will let pupils and parent know our timetables in due course.
We have been reminding the children to keep healthy in this hot weather.
Take off thick jumpers but cover sensitive skin, apply sun cream, wear a hat, seek out the shady spaces, sunglasses are allowed and most importantly drink water!
Please make sure they have water bottles with names on. They do also need a jumper and light coat in school because as we know, our hot weather doesn’t last!
Many families have been met with financial concerns during this pandemic. Do look to see if you are eligible for some financial support www.westdevon.gov.uk/
Are you eligible for free school meals? Check here https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals
Do look at the class blogs each week to see what the classes have been learning.
FONTS – UPDATE – 18 June 2021
FONTS are looking for a new Chair and Treasurer – details will be posted on Facebook and ClassDojo as soon as possible. Without these roles FONTS can’t continue and a valuable source of support for the school will be lost – if you would like to know more about either of the roles, please contact FONTS (as below) or see Julie Steward.
Monday 28th June 2021 – Bag2School – please bring tied black bags of donations to North Tawton Rugby Club on one of the following dates / times – details of what can be donated are on FONTS facebook pages.
Wednesday 23rd June – 6pm to 7.30pm (Katy Robins)
Sunday 27th June – 11am to 12pm (Julie Steward)
Monday 28th June – 9am to 9.30am (Katy Robins)
Saturday 10th July 2021 – Summer Event – We’re really sorry to say that we’ve had to cancel this event. We are keeping everything crossed that by the start of the new school year, we will be able to get back to organising some fun events for the school community.
Virtual Balloon Race - We’ll be running another virtual balloon race in the last week of term – details to come asap
Thank you for your continued support, FONTS Committee
Email [email protected]/ message FONTS on ClassDojo
CLEANING OPERATIVE REQUIRED FOR HATHERLEIGH SCHOOL
2.5 hours per afternoon Monday to Friday total 12.5 hours a week
41 weeks per Annum
Pay rate £8.91 per hour
Please contact Michele Thomas on 07787 513557
email: [email protected]
Wishing all of our families a very happy weekend,