A blog from the CEO of the Rivers MAT, Kate Brunt.
Welcome back Reception and Year 1
It was wonderful to welcome back our Reception and Year 1 children on Monday. I continue to be amazed by the energy and positivity of children, parents and staff. This week, I’d like to share a few of the many, many messages we have received that express this far better than I can:
“I didn't have a good day yesterday; I had a fantastic day” (EYFS child);
“I’m just REALLY enjoying school lately. I know it’s not the same as it was but it’s SO good” (EYFS child);
“His first day back at school has been his best day ever” (parent);
“I really appreciate everything you've done to keep my daughter safe” (parent);
“The youngest children in our school have been amazing. I cannot believe how resilient they have been and how calmly they came into school and just cracked on as if they had never been away” (teacher).
This week, we heard of a change in the government’s aim for all primary pupils to return to school before the summer holiday. As a trust, we continue to be creative and flexible in our planning to allow the maximum number of children to return to school safely.
Next week promises to be another exciting week with the return of our oldest children. We can’t wait for you to join us, Year 6!
Stay safe and stay in touch,