ESW News 26 March 2021
What a week! Another busy one all round and I am ready for Friday! The end of the week sees us just 4 working days away from the Easter weekend; roll on the Bank Holiday!
Lots has been written this week about the last year, with musings from media, politicians, celebrities and so on. The reflection of one teenager from ESW captured things neatly for me: “The first lockdown was good; it was different and exciting; the work was fine. The second lockdown was harder. You couldn’t go out because of the weather. I missed being at school. I’m glad to be back at school now and my teachers are great, though I don’t always show it. I’m glad to be back at school”.
The general consensus seems to be that when schools first shut in March 2020 there was a frisson of excitement; by March 2021 children were pleased to be back at school!
As we get to the end of this highly unusual term – one which has brought change, uncertainty and anxiety in levels I have not seen in 27 years of teaching – many of you (like me!) are feeling tired and ready for some chocolate. For some of the children in our classrooms they may not be looking to the break with such excitement. For some families it will be juggling childcare in difficult times. Behaviours from home and in the classroom may manifest that aren’t conducive to learning. All we can do is stay focused on supporting colleagues and children as we always have done.
Thank you for all you continue to do.
Have a great weekend, when it comes,