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CEO Blog - 5th June

A blog from the CEO of the Rivers MAT, Kate Brunt.




What an exciting week this has been for our Rivers family! On Monday, schools across the trust welcomed back pre-school and nursery children. It was wonderful to see the delight of children and staff as they were reunited after so many weeks apart. In one of our schools, the ‘Friends’ association donated bubble machines and the children walked and danced through rainbow-coloured bubbles in the sunshine as they made their way into school for the first time in ten weeks.


Of course, it’s not all about dancing through bubbles! We continue to prioritise the safety of our children and staff in the practical ways that I mentioned in last week’s blog and the bubble machines, whilst fun, were all about helping children to understand the ‘protective bubble’ strategy that we have adopted in our schools. Additionally, we continue to provide planning for those families who are home learning and, of course, we continue to provide school places for the children of key workers and vulnerable children.


The positivity of children, parents and staff this week has been overwhelming. We are all looking forward to Reception and Year 1 children joining us on Monday and keeping our fingers crossed that the sun joins us too!

Stay safe and stay in touch,


Kate Brunt