It has been truly wonderful that since our return to school in March, we have been able to return to some form of normality for our children in school. Initially we had a focus on regaining a sense of belonging, and reinvigorating and re-inspiring our learners. Within this we made plenty of opportunities for rebuilding key relationships and routines in order that our children and staff feel safe and secure at school and able to tackle learning. Thanks to the wonderful dedication of our staff team and the natural positivity of our children, we quickly re-established a calm and purposeful school environment.
Of course, the most memorable parts of our time in primary school are the trips, sporting events, visiting artists etc. We really did not want our children to miss out on all of these wonderful experiences. So this term we have also worked hard to make sure as much as possible goes ahead. All of our infant children have visited St Peter’s school for a day of ‘Wild Tribe’ outdoor learning. We have welcomed visitors such as Simon Dell into school to run workshops (a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who have made this possible). Whilst we could not mix with other schools for sport, we have engaged with competitive events within the COVID security of our own grounds. Day trips to the church (thank you Reverend Chris) and Dartmoor and after school clubs have also enhanced the wider education opportunities for our pupils.
With all this going on, we have also maintained our focus on the continuing development of St Peter’s and St Rumon’s school. Staff have continued to attend training, workshops and peer reviews and our wider St Christopher’s Trust team have continued to visit, support and challenge us in all that we do.
As we near the end of another extraordinary school year, our thoughts are with our year 6 pupils who will be leaving us and moving on to the next stage of their school career. We will be celebrating their time in school with a leavers event (COVID safe of course) and we will be sending them off with best wishes for their ongoing journeys and adventures through life.
Mrs Suzy Dyter
Headteacher St Rumon’s and St Peter’s