A letter to welcome September intake families

september 2020 families

Dear “September intake” Families,

I hope you are all well, and enjoying the sunshine at this most unusual of times.

Congratulations, your school places have been allocated and we are truly looking forward to welcoming all our new children and families into our Reception class in September. Sharon and Mia (Class teachers), Michaela (administration) and I will be busy in school next week putting together your starter packs full of all the information you will need to get you started. This will include where to purchase uniform, lunches, FAQ, etc.

We work very closely with Little Angels and some of the children have already been visiting the school for stories and lunches and coming over to play. Some of you however will be brand new to our learning community. We would normally have several open morning and afternoon sessions in the summer term to get to know you and a chance for you to ask questions, get to know us and the school. As this may not be possible at the usual time we will come up with an alternative for you so that you feel completely at ease and in the loop.

A September start to a new school is always full of excitement and apprehension and often it is an anxious time for every on. We anticipate that this September will be more so due to the all the complex and shared events unfolding in these unprecedented times we find our selves in now and for the foreseeable future. I would like to reassure you that we will plan very carefully how to best meet the needs of all of our children and their families baring this experience at the forefront of our thinking. Indeed, we have the resources and capacity to put much in place to support all of our children and families when we return to school. We will not expect everything to just ‘go back to normal”.

So as I said I am really looking forward to meeting you all and talking further, you will receive your new intake packs over the next week or two. In the mean time if you have any questions please do email me on: smaude@tiverton.devon.sch.uk.

With kind regards

Sarah Maude and The Rackenford Team
Head of School