An update from The Purbeck School

 

 

Dear Parent/Carer

An update from The Purbeck School

I wanted to keep you up to date with what is happening at the school whilst we continue to be in lockdown.

Hopefully you have all been able to access ‘Teams’ and students have found plenty of school work to keep them busy! We will continue to post lessons on a daily basis. Students should get in touch with their classroom teacher either on the ‘chat’ function, or their email address (ie adarley@purbeck.dorset.sch.uk) if there are any issues or questions. As well as this, work that is completed by students can be sent to teachers via the email, or in other ways through ‘Teams’. I know that at times ‘Teams’, ‘Hegarty’ and ‘TTrockstars’ have all been under enormous pressure during the lockdown but on the whole, people who have persevered have managed to log on. This is obviously a new way of working and we are all finding our feet together.

There has been some teacher innovation during this lockdown process as well – Mr Rainsley has been posting some of his History lessons on ‘You Tube’ – the channel has yet to go viral but you never know… and I know that the Joe Wicks channel has been a regular for the PE lessons.

We will not be setting formal lessons through ‘Teams’ over the Easter break but will instead be providing a number of enrichment tasks for students to attempt. These will be available on the school website and we will post the link next week. The school will not be open in any capacity on Good Friday or Easter Monday.

Free School Meals from next week will be sent out as vouchers. These are now centrally being organised by Dorset County through Sodexo vouchers that are redeemable at all the major supermarkets. I would like to publicly thank our caterers Caterlink, who have been providing and delivering some free school meals this week. However, the school kitchen will now be shutting next Tuesday.

The school has also been supporting the NHS this week by sending all of our stocks of protective equipment to the local surgeries – this has included around 80 pairs of protective eye glasses. We have nothing but admiration for our NHS staff, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for the wonderful work that they are doing.

I would also like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all of the staff at The Purbeck School for all their work over the past couple of weeks. They have without fail remained calm and positive with the students throughout a very uncertain time. Another group of people who I would also like to recognise and publicly thank are the cleaning staff at the school, who have been fantastic, they have continued to work throughout the lockdown to ensure that the school remains a safe place to be.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support – take care, look after yourselves and each other.

Yours faithfully

Adam Darley
Headteacher
The Purbeck School

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