Happy New Year! I am delighted to have ended my first term at Wisborough Green with so much to celebrate! Despite the best efforts of the Covid pandemic we managed to keep every class open throughout the Autumn term. All our children returned this year with renewed enthusiasm, even if a few had ‘lost’ some of their resilience and independence. Since joining Wisborough Green I have been so proud to witness children and staff immersing themselves in two of our school values: unity and perseverance. By working hard to understand what these values truly mean, our amazing children have been able to apply these values both at school and at home, enabling them to make progress academically and to grow as individuals. As we start a new year, we will continue to embed our school values, developing a future generation of caring, responsible citizens.
During recent times, and particularly at Christmas, we have all had an opportunity to consider what really matters to us and helping our friends, family and wider community to be safe, happy and well has been more important and visible than ever. School and families have helped to raise money for a range of charities and our incredible Parent Teachers Association (PTA) have worked tirelessly to continue to provide a wide range of activities and events for our children. Although this has not always been easy adapting to ever-changing restrictions, the PTA team have done a fantastic job.
Of course, I could not end 2020 without commenting on the hard work and supreme efforts of our staff. In such unprecedented times they have gone above and beyond on a daily basis. I have clearly been fortunate to join a wonderful team of dedicated, caring professionals who take the time and effort to get to know every one of our children individually to help them be the best they can be. As you will see from the photos, they were determined that a Nativity play would go ahead despite all the obstacles in their way, and the smiling faces of the children pay tribute to their efforts. We look forward to a new year that hopefully brings fresh beginnings and happier times but, no matter what is thrown at us, I know that Wisborough Green will continue to be the safe, nurturing but ambitious environment that it is proud to be! I wish you all a happy and safe New Year.