I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone in our Rivers family for their hard work, positivity and commitment during this long and challenging term. I particularly want to thank our newly qualified teachers, who have had such a tricky start to their professional careers. I have been impressed by the way they have prioritised the learning and safety of their pupils whilst continuing to meet their own training commitments.
A massive thank you must go to all our teachers, who have continued to provide high-quality education even whilst working remotely (something that I was lucky enough to see in action this week). Our support staff and governance team also deserve a special mention for their tireless work both in and out of the classroom. Finally, I want to thank our leaders, who have ensured that pupils’ learning and the safety and wellbeing of pupils and staff have remained a priority across the trust. Amazingly, I can report that they are all still smiling!
In fact, smiles were everywhere this week as pupils enjoyed getting into the Christmas spirit with schools sharing online pantos and all pupils enjoying a Christmas dinner within their bubbles – a wonderful end to the term!
Wishing you all a safe, relaxing and peaceful Christmas,