Dear Parent/ Carer,

I hope you are well and would like to start by thanking you once more for all of your support during the lockdown period; as always it is much appreciated. I am writing to confirm arrangements for the end of this half-term and for the beginning of the new half-term.

Firstly, a reminder that Spring Half-Term 1 finishes on Friday 12th February at 2pm. It has been a busy few weeks in school with an impressive 85% of our students attending our in-school provision and I hope both you and your children can take the opportunity to have some kind of rest during the holiday period.

Secondly, a reminder that Spring Half-Term 2 begins on Monday February 22nd at 9.15am for all students attending our in-school provision. At the time of writing this letter, we are still unaware of what government plans for education may look like after March 8th, the date they have provisionally given for when schools across the country might begin to re-open more fully. We will of course update you as soon as we receive further information.

Our remote learning package for students choosing to work from home will also restart on February 22nd. This will once again feature a blend of online YouTube lessons, differentiated physical work packs, live tutor time sessions and a variety of other electronic resources accessible on the Home Learning section of our website at: https://www.theedgeacademy.co.uk/learning-at-home/

As we mentioned in last weekend’s staff video update, I would once more like to thank you and your children for your continuing support of our safety measures. I am pleased to report that we have had no positive student or staff Coronavirus cases since December 2020 and we will continue to ensure that safety remains of paramount importance. We are testing more and more students in school for Coronavirus as every week passes; if you have not yet returned a consent form to us, please do so as quickly as possible or you can download the electronic form at: https://www.theedgeacademy.co.uk/coronavirus-lateral-flow-testing-documentation/

Finally, if you need anything from us over the holiday period, don’t forget that we have a dedicated e-mail address for any safeguarding issues you need assistance with which is safeguarding@theedgeacademy.co.uk and a dedicated safeguarding section of our website at: https://www.theedgeacademy.co.uk/safeguarding-2/

A reminder too that you can follow the latest updates and get in touch with us on all of the major social media platforms by following the links below:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/edgenorthfield

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edgeacademynorthfield

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theedgeacademynorthfield/

Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/edgenorthfield

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCecMYPWTNC-DYEbioHbBFvA

 

As usual, please also feel free to contact me directly at andrew.wakefield@theedgeacademy.co.uk if there are any further questions I can assist with in any way regarding this letter.

 

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Wakefield

Principal