01 Apr Wargrave House Newsletter Easter 2021
I hope this newsletter, rounding off this second term of this academic year, finds you all safe and well.
Given that we have now completed four weeks of a full return to school/college and residential care we are confident that our on-going COVID-19 risk assessments will continue to support the wider gradual re- opening of society. It has been great this week to see all classes throughout school enjoying the acknowledgement of their achievements by class staff celebrated through their Easter Assemblies. Similarly we are very proud of the leadership shown by our Post 16 students through their support of all the Spring Fayre activities for their wider school peers. You will all receive a separate communication outlining the arrangements required to complete the lateral flow tests throughout the two week break, again please remember to up date us as necessary regarding any changes of circumstance relating to COVID-19 by using the out of hours COVID email address below. Throughout the holiday break a large number of our wider site and facilities staff will be working hard to deep clean all buildings across the school, college and residential areas. On behalf of all governors, trustees and staff I would like to wish you all a very happy Easter/Spring break.
Best wishes, Robin.
CEO – Robin Bush
We are delighted with the significant developments relating to student achievement since the last newsletter of Friday 19 March.
As the country steadily moves towards a timely return of normality here at Wargrave House we are extremely proud of our students’ engagement excellently supported by their associated staff. Today we were pleased to welcome Jonny Knowles from the National Autistic Society to witness a wide range of activities in spite of it being our last day of term. All school students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity of purchasing take away tasty treats from the Post 16 pop-up Cosy Corner Café. It was wonderful to see our students purposefully making decisions regarding the purchase of a large variety of items from the Spring Fayre crafts/confectionery store. Our thanks go to our Head of Post 16 Learning Julliet Doherty alongside all college staff.
Upon our return school/college and residential care we will be sharing with you all the outcomes of our reflections week as we prepare for the forthcoming Parents’ Evening on the 24 June. We sincerely hope that this Easter break provides all our families with the chance to restore, reflect and revive one another with a greater sense of hope. We hope you gain some comfort from the knowledge that home schooling is at an end. With this in mind you may be interested in a recent parental guide written by Laura Purser, a parent called ‘Parenting in a Pandemic;a little guide for parents’. Quoted below:
“Knowing how to home school is not something parents are born knowing, it can be a minefield to know what to do for the best”.
Head Teacher – Stuart Jamieson