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A Message from Mr Nation Posted on: 26/02/2021

A Message from Mr Nation

I hope you all had a lovely Half Term (despite the wind and rain, the fact that we couldn‟t travel anywhere or visit anyone). My children were pleased to have a break from their „usual‟ routine but it made me reflect on the importance of routines and the many challenges we all face in this current situation. I recall a book I once read called „Arthur‟ by Mikael Lindnord. Mikael is an adventure racer who stumbled across a dog on one of his races covering 435 miles. It‟s a story about resilience, perseverance and teamwork. A story about facing huge challenges and overcoming them with grit and determination. Throughout the book, it becomes apparent that to be a professional adventure racer you need to not only embrace change, but welcome changes and adopt new routines to overcome and conquer. Establishing new routines when we‟re experiencing changes beyond our control is not easy, yet so important. No matter what our circumstances have been throughout this turbulent period, we have all overcome and conquered and finally, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Arthur, the dog that eventually became such a dedicated companion of Mickael‟s, illustrates how we can support each other in times of need and how we can find hope and support in the most challenging of times. Everyone at school is looking forward to welcoming the children back with all of the necessary measures in place to keep staff and children as safe as we possibly can. I know this remains an anxious time for all of us but you know we‟re all here to support each other in the best interests of your wonderful children. More information will follow about the return of all primary school children from 8th March 2021.Categories: 1 CategorySchool News
A message from Gareth Nation Posted on: 29/01/2021

A message from Gareth Nation

The strength and commitment from the Buckland Team has been unfaltering. As a school, we recognise the challenges that parents/carers have faced over the past 3 weeks and I’m proud of the team’s efforts to support the children and families of Buckland School. Miss Cridland has done a fantastic job managing Home Education for 6 year groups! Well done Miss Cridland - we’ve had an unprecedented number of positive comments from the community for all your hard work. Miss Sulivan has had an interesting start to her career at Buckland St. Mary to say the least but she has embraced the challenges with a confident and ‘can do’ attitude. The breadth and quality of provision for the children has been fantastic. Mrs Henning has provided some super Home Education for MfL, Mr Kalopsideotis has put his History knowledge to the test by supporting the teaching and learning of Roman Britain and Miss North and Mrs Blatcher have been assisting Ash Class strive towards their Early Learning Goals. Mrs Cann has assisted the school with setting up Home Testing procedures along with the vast array of administrative duties over the past 3 weeks. The team have achieved a great deal since the start of the term and the teachers have stepped up to the expectations set upon them. The ‘buzz’ at Buckland School is a positive one thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of the team. Parents/carers, please continue to maintain regular communication with the school and contact me via the school office if there is anything further we can do to support you. My thanks to those who attended the Parent Zoom sessions. I hope you found these informative and took some practical solutions from the session. I do not underestimate the challenging situation we’re all in and we all need to support each other so do get in touch.  Categories: 1 CategorySchool News

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