The Easter holidays have arrived and the sun is shining. We hope that you all have a lovely break and look forward to welcoming the children back into school on Monday 19th April.
As ever, I am so proud of all our pupils, staff and families for their resilience in managing the changes that the pandemic has brought to us. As we move into the Summer Term, we have everything crossed that the worse is behind us and we can enjoy happy and productive full term in school.
After the holidays, please start to use the 'new' school gateway accounts that you will see when you log in. The old accounts will be removed and any remaining balances will be transferred to your new ones. You will notice that dinner bookings are only available for the first week back. We are hoping that the menu will change after this and will let you know when future bookings are available.
School bus and breakfast club bookings are now available in your new accounts.
Don't forget to check out the class blog pages each week to find out more about what each class have been doing. Of special mention this week, is the video on the Class 4 blog page. We weren't able to have our traditional end of term Years 3 and 4 performance, but year 4 have made a video showcasing their learning about Australia. Click here to view.
Crowdfunder for safer walking/cycling route
As mentioned in many previous newsletters, the cut-through lane between Sticklepath and South Zeal can be hazardous to parents and children walking to school. I have received the following message from a parent which many of you will find interesting:
I came across this crowdfunder earlier today, set up by our local counciller, Lynn Daniels. I thought it may be of interest to the school as it specifically mentions South Tawton School and the children having a safer walking/cycling route. I know a lot of parents, including myself find walking down the lane between Sticklepath and South Zeal quite dangerous and it would definitely encourage more to walk if it were off road. Also reduce the traffic congestion around school at drop off/ pick up times.
The Foundation for Education Development
The Foundation for Education Development (FED) is dedicated to promoting a long-term vision and plan for education in England, and is launching their National Consultation Report at the end of April 2021. More information is available on their website here. As part of this consultation report the FED have launched a short survey which we would like to encourage staff, parents, and students to complete. Their plan is to capture '100,000 Voices' in the next 3 weeks from across the education spectrum. Please see the message below:
Do you want to help shape the future of our Education System? Please take 60 seconds to answer these simple questions and support The Foundation for Education Development https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/EducationSystem or go straight to our website Fed Education – Foundation for education development.