Welcome to Our School
Friday 5th June 2020
Dear Parents and carers,
I hope you are all keeping well. School reopened on Tuesday after the half term following a rigorous planning meeting with senior leaders in order to make it as safe possible for our children.
To keep you updated, at the minute, we are planning that we will continue to offer provision for our key worker and vulnerable children only. Once we can ensure our plans and routines are working well, we will be looking at capacity to bring back Year 6 first. I hope to be in a position to provide you with a provisional date for this soon.
If you are a Year 6 parent and haven’t done so already, you will need to let school know whether you wish a place for your child as we only have a limited number of places in school. Thank you for those parents who have let us know as this helps Governors and I with future school planning.
As for other year groups named by the Government, we are taking a slow and cautious approach to the reopening of school as we believe this is the best way to ensure safety for all our school community. We will continue to be led by our capacity in line with the guidance.
Teachers are still planning online learning as they have been since we went into lockdown. However, they are also in the process of putting together a physical pack of learning materials. This is just in case you are having trouble accessing online learning materials. The learning packs will be available from next week. However, you will need to contact the school office to request one. We will let you know how you can collect it and from when.
Thank you to all the parents who have been coming to school this week for respecting the social distance measures we have put in place – it is appreciated by all the staff working in school at the moment.
I will write to you all next week with an update on our future plans. In the meantime, I wish you all well and stay safe.
On behalf of the staff and children here at Willow Tree Primary School, I would like to welcome you to our school and thank you for visiting our website. At Willow Tree, we pride ourselves on our warm and friendly atmosphere and hope that new parents and children will quickly feel part of our school family. It has been a privilege to be appointed as Headteacher of such a fantastic school and I look forward to working with you all over the coming months and years.
Our high expectations match the high quality teaching and pastoral care our children receive, regardless of their starting points or abilities. This guarantees that they have a great beginning to their learning journey at our school.It is important to us that the children are happy, confident and resilient and enjoy their learning, making the most of all the opportunities we have to offer. We ensure that all learning is purposeful and linked to children`s own experiences so they are engaged, challenged and become highly effective problem solvers and communicators.
Our curriculum is creative, inclusive and exciting. It provides children with a broad range of learning experiences which seek to nurture talents and acquire new skills in a hands-on and engaging way. It is our aim for all children to have a deeper understanding of the world around them and to become responsible and caring citizens of the future.
We hope that during their time with us your children will become confident, articulate, and inquisitive and endeavour to work in partnership with parents to achieve the very best provision for every individual.
I hope that you enjoy reading about what we have to offer. If you are looking for something in particular and are unable to find it, please don`t hesitate to contact the school and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Stuart Perkins, Headteacher