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The sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away”, Captain Tom Moore

Monday 8th March was a particularly exciting day as we welcomed all children back to school. Although the remote learning went well and I couldn't be prouder of everyone's achievement and attitude,  I fully recognise how tricky it has been for everyone! The countdown to 8th was certainly pretty momentous to get us into a greater sense of 'normality' and a step closer to school life before the pandemic.

Although we have multiple and very important measures in place to minimise risk, we are well used to operating in this way; our 'new normal' provides a very happy, creative and effective way for our pupils to make positive steps forward in their learning. Reconnecting with friends and the social side of life is incredibly important and is something that we continue to really focus on. 

Our full risk assessment for this time has been written and reviewed by all stakeholders. It will be under continued review as we move forward. 

Please also find supporting materials - Behaviour Policy COVID-19 Addendum, reviewed Safeguarding information, advice from the LA regarding 'Supporting vulnerable children', our School Recovery Plan, our Remote Learning Policy and a parent document released by the Department for Education. Our latest version of the Covid catch up funding document can be found here

 

We are an aspiring large village school, keen to reflect upon all aspects of school life to support a breadth of school improvement. Our aim for pupils is simple – to ensure that they achieve and exceed their potential and have a lot of fun along the way. We strive to ensure that every day is filled with happiness, laughter, support, encouragement, and progress. 

We regret that visits to the school are very restricted at the moment in line with our risk assessment. For new parents considering our school for Foundation Stage though, please click here for an introduction to our school. 

We provide a rich diet of broad and authentic experiences to bring learning to life and to deliver the very best opportunities and experiences for our children, all 365 of them, both individually and collectively.  In line with government guidelines,  we are strong advocates of a broad and balanced curriculum in every year group. We encourage our children to exercise their 'can do' attitude each day in all subjects, to ensure that they constantly reach for the stars. With amazing children, dedicated and compassionate staff and governors, a very proactive PTA, a very strong community and strong links with other schools,  we are well placed for ongoing improvement and fun learning opportunities. 

Rachel Rice

head@deanshanger.northants-ecl.gov.uk

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