Dear Parents/ Carers,
As you may already know, this week saw the return of the management team to school. Today it was lovely to welcome back Mrs Henderson from maternity leave. I would like to thank Mr Colquhoun for working as Acting Principal Teacher throughout Mrs Henderson’s absence.
Throughout the course of this week the management team will be planning for the return of the remainder of the school staff next week and also for the return of the children in August.
Between now and the end of June teaching staff will be in the building at different points throughout the week, setting up their teaching base in preparation for August.
When the children return in August the school day will be a little different to what it was like before lockdown. I will continue to communicate with parents as to what this will look like when I have more information.
In the meantime, if you wish to discuss any concerns, please contact me on the email address below.
I would like to thank you all for your ongoing support throughout this very challenging time. I am looking forward to welcoming the children back in August and working with you all once again.
Please continue to stay safe.
1st – 7th June 2020
Did you know that St. Andrew’s Hospice need £88,000 per week to operate?
Ladywell Primary have taken on the challenge of supporting our local hospice by hosting a:
Wear Yellow Week
Soak the Teacher Challenge.
We understand that not everyone will be in a position to donate at the moment, however, please know that St. Andrew’s Hospice, the patients and their families appreciate all that you do, whether that is raising awareness through participating in a challenge or making a donation.
I hope this letter finds you all safe and well.
Having just listened to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, giving her speech on the roadmap out of lockdown, I thought it appropriate to write to offer you all some information on how we will achieve what she has set out.
It has been decided that children will return to school in August on a part time basis, with some learning taking place in school and some continuing to take place at home.
It was also announced that school staff will be allowed in to the school building at some point in June to prepare for the return of the children.
I am currently working on plans which take account of the environment and open plan layout of our school. I am looking at the number of children who can be taught within the building at any one time, ensuring appropriate physical distancing is in place. At the forefront of this planning is the health and safety of children and staff.
In my planning I am also taking into consideration family groups to ensure, where possible, that siblings will attend school on the same days.
As I am sure you can appreciate, this is quite a difficult task as there are many factors to consider. However, as soon as I have a confirmed and acceptable plan in place I will communicate it with all parents.
The First Minister also stated that there would be transition support for children beginning Primary 1 and for our Primary 7 pupils making the move to secondary school. At the moment, I do not know what this will look like. In the meantime I know that the secondary schools are continuing to post transition information on line through our school website and twitter. I have, this morning, contacted the parents of our new Primary 1 children to share information with them also.
As we move forward to this new way of working I will continue to update you with information as and when I have it.
Please continue to contact me if you have any concerns that you wish to discuss.
Please note that Friday 22nd of May and Monday 25th of May are holidays. No new learning tasks will be posted until Tuesday.
For any pupils going to Braidhurst High School next academic year please have a look at the following video.
Here is a lovely piece of work from one of our Primary 7 pupils, K.K. Well done!
A wonderful poem from a pupil, L. McI. writing very succinctly about what we are all wishing for.
If you require support throughout this difficult time there are support groups and agencies who may be able to help. You may direct contact with these groups if you require support.