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Pear Tree Mead Academy
Pear Tree Mead
Harlow
Essex
CM18 7BY

Telephone: 01279 836181

Head Teacher: Mrs Christine Peden

Chair of Governors: Mrs Wendy Beckett

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End of Summer 2 Term and 2019 / 2020 Academic Year Statement

A message from the Head Teacher…

 

We reach the end of a very strange term.  A term where the school has been open every day but most of our children have had to stay at home.  We were so pleased to welcome back to school some of our Year R, 1 and 6 children and our key worker group  which grew and grew.

 

We also welcomed back all the children for one session at school, to see their friends and current teacher and of course to meet their new teacher for September.  Children completed an activity at school and had a chance to share their home learning work that they had completed.  Children also returned their transition passport and wrote a letter to their new teacher.  This was well received by new staff as this is another way of getting to know the new classes.  (If you haven’t returned these yet please do bring them up to the main school office and we will pass them onto teachers)

 

Behind the scenes staff have been working hard on many tasks.  They have phoned children and parents to talk to them, planned home learning packs, completed Subject Leadership work, planned for an exciting curriculum for September, planned our school recovery plan for September, completed online learning for professional development, sorted out the school library ready for the new reading systems for next year, finalised our new homework scheme, organised our new PTM Leaves scheme (more info on this later) and much much more.

 

More than anything the staff have missed having the children on site and helping them to become well educated, well rounded children.  We can’t wait to have the children back in September and we have been working really hard on making the back to school plan as safe as possible.  We have updated our risk assessment and worked with the unions, Local Authority and followed the government guidance to make sure that our plan is as safe as it can be.

 

We have had to make some difficult decisions for next term and we hope that parents will understand that we have the children, parents and staffs best interests and health at heart.  We are going to cancel all parent in school activities for the Autumn Term. (Unless government guidance changes) We are currently working on how we can involve parents in these activities.  More information will come out to you in the Autumn Term.

 

We hope that you all stay safe over the summer holidays and begin to be able to do some more ‘normal’ activities.  We will all be ready to welcome you back to school on the 3rd September.

 

We have some sad news to share with you all.  Mrs Durack, one of our MDA team has sadly passed away after a short illness.  She was a valued member of our school community and will be sorely missed.  I’m sure you would like to join us in sending our condolences and best wishes to her family.

 

You can read more of the End of Sumner 2 Newsletter in full.

 

Mrs Peden