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Newsletter 11th June 2021

Posted: Fri 11th Jun 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

I do hope everyone had a lovely half term break and enjoyed the time away from the routines of school. I know there were many families and staff isolating over the holiday period, which I know will not have been easy. If any families do feel they need any support, please do not hesitate to contact us - we are here to help.

I am delighted to announce that Mrs Lawrence was appointed to the post of Deputy Headteacher on Monday. On behalf of all the staff here, I would like to congratulate Mrs Lawrence on her permanent appointment. Mrs Lawrence, as deputy head for our school, will continue to lead on SEND and Inclusion as well as maintain her responsibilities around safeguarding as well as the day to day and strategic leadership of the school.

You will have also noticed that on Tuesday and Wednesday we sent out some information from the NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group and the Bromley GP Alliance with regard to ‘Pop-up’ vaccination clinics locally. There has been a concerning increase in Covid-19 cases within the Biggin Hill area and it is important to ensure that as many people as possible are made aware of the vaccination clinics running locally.

In school, our system of controls continues and the school was also deep cleaned and "fogged" during half term as an additional safety measure. Please do rest assured that we are continuously working with Public Health England (PHE), Bromley Council and the relevant agencies as and when we need to. We are doing everything we can to safeguard our children and staff.

This week, children in years 4, 5 and 6 have enjoyed a visit from the Life Bus. This fun interactive session supports children to make healthy choices for their physical and mental wellbeing.

This week, class teachers have also launched our new behaviour system and policy. Children have responded very well to the new visual behaviour tracks in their classrooms; my initial view is that this is working very effectively in school. My thanks must go to Mrs Sargeant for making all the ‘Biggin Hill Way to Success Tracks’ for each class and to teaching staff for introducing these and our new system to the children.

This term sees the reintroduction of homework and hopefully provides an opportunity to develop and embed key skills with a ‘little and often’ approach. Again, we understand that the reintroduction may present some initial difficulties. If you do
need any support with homework, please do contact your child’s class teacher.

As a school, we are all very eager to learn of the announcements from the Prime Minister around the easing of restrictions on 21st June. We do have a very exciting term planned for the children and we will do our very best to deliver as much of this as feasibly possible. Whatever we do as a school, we must operate within set government
guidelines to safeguard children, staff and our wider community.

Finally, today has been ‘Break the Rules’ day. I know the children have had a fabulous day breaking the many rules we have in school! It has been wonderful to see the staff and children entering into the fun spirit to raise funds for our school. We will report more on this next week, however, I must thank the Friends of Biggin Hill Primary School for organising this fantastic event.

We have just under 6 weeks left of this school year. We will do everything possible to make them as memorable as we can for everyone and our departing year 6 childlren!

Have a wonderful weekend.

My very best wishes,

Mrs Freeman
Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

 

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