Executive Principal’s Blog – 14.5.21: A gradual return to normality….
This week has been a very positive week in school as we have embraced the national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of developing and supporting positive mental health.
There have been so many excellent wellbeing initiatives planned for students and staff and a whole range of related activities taking place in CDC time and lessons across the school. It was a privilege for me to join 9 Elm’s excellent CDC time on Wednesday of this week and enjoy a ‘quiet time’ at the start of the day as they took part in a relaxing meditation activity to calm themselves before the usual busy day at BMS!
Next week as part of Step 3 of the ‘roadmap out of lockdown’, you will no doubt have heard that face coverings will no longer be recommended for students in classrooms or communal areas in all schools. Face coverings will also no longer be recommended for staff in classrooms. As always, we will follow this new policy guidance, but will allow students and staff to continue wearing face masks if they want to.
As a reminder, from Monday we will also be removing the One-Way system and students will be able to choose which way they walk around the school. Do remember that all other Covid-19 measures are still in place including:
- walking on the left around the school site and especially inside the buildings
- continuing to show respect and maintain distance from each other (particularly students from outside your year group bubble)
- following the staggered starts to breaks, lunches and the end of the day, by year group, in order to reduce congestion when moving around the school site
- using the separate year group food outlets to support the minimising and mixing of year group bubbles
- sitting in agreed places according to the seating plans and remaining in your allocated groups in classrooms
- regularly using hand sanitiser and cleaning sprays as required to ensure excellent cleanliness
- maintaining the Year Group Zones before school and at break and lunchtime
Finally, I would like to thank all parents and carers for completing the short Parent View survey last week. If you haven’t had a chance to do so please click on the link below to access the questionnaire and enter your opinions:
We do take all your opinions very seriously and it helps us improve the school for our students and your children; your views do count, so don’t miss out! Many thanks in advance and do enjoy the weekend. As always click on the link to read this week’s BMS News.