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On behalf of all the Robertswood Governors we are delighted to welcome you and your children back to a new academic year at Robertswood. We would also like to extend a warm welcome to our new Reception children and their families, as well as our new teacher Mrs Kaur.
We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate 10 years of inspirational headship from Mr Richings. He has led Robertswood, supported by his Senior Leadership Team, with positivity and integrity throughout his tenure, and in particular through the unprecedented period since March this year.
We would also like to say a huge thank you to Mr Richings and all the staff at Robertswood who are working tirelessly to ensure all children settle back in as quickly as possible. The amount of work which has gone into ensuring a robust and safe educational provision in line with the Government guidelines has been staggering, and we remain so appreciative of the efforts of all the staff.
Having already met with Mr Richings for our initial Governing Board meeting we are fully aware of the challenges the staff are facing whilst operating within the “bubbles” in order to keep all of our children safe, happy and healthy. The Governors will continue to work closely with Mr Richings and the staff as they deliver their plans to help all children at Robertswood make great progress.
Our thanks go also to you as parents and carers, for your patience and understanding as we work together under the new restrictions to allow children to arrive and leave school safely.
So how can you help?
As we are sure you will appreciate, Robertswood and our amazing PTA were unable to undertake the large majority of fundraising initiatives we had planned for the last academic year. This, together with a reduction in the income we would usually generate from items such as hiring out the school facilities to clubs etc, has sadly left us with a budget deficit against a backdrop of incremental spending on items such as enhanced cleaning, for which central Government is providing very little additional funding.
In 2020/21 we hope to be able to replace the obsolete whiteboards in some of our classrooms. We also need to increase our supply of reading books to be able to send them home during this time. Therefore, we would hugely appreciate your support in our fundraising activities for 2020/21. We need to raise £10,000 to make this possible.
If you would be willing to help us with our fundraising challenge even further, and would be able to donate a regular monthly amount (contact via firstname.lastname@example.org) or even a one off amount, you will be able to do this through your parentpay account www.parentpay.com.
If you would like to know more about joining the Governing team or have ideas about how else you can help our school, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.