Letter from Mrs Jones

I actually feel quite emotional writing this – we are entering uncertain times. I have not been in school this week having had to self-isolate and I cannot gauge how the children are feeling – I know the adults who I have worked (remotely) with all week are up and down – and it is important that we all work together to support each other.

Obviously school will be open next week in line with government directives. The staff at Shamblehurst – as always – are ready for action – there is already a growing list in the staff room of staff who are already planning to support us opening over the Easter break. Our community truly does have many heroes in it – and we are proud to be part of the efforts to support our front line workers to battle this unseen enemy.
I hope the children enjoy keeping in touch with their teachers’ via Seesaw. For those children who do not have access there has been alternative provision planned. We are setting up a page on our website where we will add suggestions for further learning or activities.

Having listened to the Prime Minister I think it might be a while before we welcome you all back through our gates so, on behalf of our staff, I am sending best wishes, hope and a virtual fistpump!

Anna Jones