ESW News 11 June 2021
Forgive the self-indulgent nature of this but on the Bank Holiday weekend of half-term my father died. He had been ill for a while and his death brought relief as well as obvious sadness. It is at times like this where the importance of mutual support is highlighted even more. I could not have got through the last few months without the support of colleagues and I am grateful for that. I know that many of you have been through similar losses and thank you for your support and kind words over the last few months.
The experience has left me in awe of the services provided by our healthcare and care professionals. As my father was admitted to a hospice, 48 hours prior to his death, I was greeted by a nurse who immediately thanked me for the care which staff in ESW provided for their child. At a time when I was grateful for the support and guidance being provided to me and my family, to be thanked for something that you have done for their child was both humbling and heart-warming. I recount this to you because tangible evidence of the gratitude which your everyday work receives is worth sharing. You need to know how much what you do is valued by those in the community who might not always find the time to say so.
Thank you once again for all the work that has been carried out this week with regards to improved IT reporting systems, maintenance and summer planning and, of course, the everyday events and activities that make our schools function. As secondary colleagues in the classroom near the end of the extensive work on TAGs, it is the turn of primary colleagues to take centre stage; throughout this the support of the Data Team has been invaluable.
For those of you who, like me, are sport fans, I hope you enjoy the tennis and the football. Here is a link to Gareth Southgate’s letter to England in case you haven’t come across it; well worth 5 minutes. https://app.inews.co.uk/full_page_image/page-19-821/content.html
Have a great weekend; when it comes.