Easter Message from Ms Heffernan, Executive Headteacher

Dear Parents/carers,

 

The school is now closed and will look to reopen on Tuesday 21st April 2020, for the children of key workers and identified vulnerable children. I am aware that this is a time of great uncertainty, especially when there are so many changes to our routines, including access to our places of worship. I am sure that this will be keenly felt as we approach Easter. Last Easter, Pope Francis spoke of the joy of the resurrection at Easter when he said “Let us pray for it for one another: the joy that comes from the Holy Spirit: the joy of Easter obedience, the joy of Easter witness, and the joy of Easter realism.” None of us could have known at that time of what was to come in 2020. Of the present pandemic, Pope Francis has spoken with hope for those caught up in this ‘unexpected storm’ and said that ‘"We have realised that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each of us in need of comforting the other." I wish you the joy of Easter and the comfort of these words and of those around you. 

 

I am pleased to share with you the following link which records our excellent performance against similar schools, an important measure in the absence of external data for 2020.

 https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/similar/100459?phase=ks4

 

Jane Heffernan

Executive Headteacher