| Head's Blog

It has been absolutely wonderful to welcome everyone back to School this week.

The playgrounds are once again full of vibrant energy and I have enjoyed seeing the purposeful approach in classrooms as pupils forge those vital relationships with each other and with their teachers. New pupils and those who are used to Sherborne House have settled remarkably well and have quickly adapted to the changes in place to provide a safe and fulfilling learning and playing environment. We have been hugely impressed by the attitude of all the pupils and the way in which they have so positively adapted to all the new measures we have put in place to ensure that everyone stays safe.

The classroom layout is different, timetables and schedules are slightly different, hand hygiene and cleaning regimes are very rigorous. Sport, music, drama and activities have been adapted as have arrival and dismissal times, though much is the same. I am very grateful to you, our parents, for taking the changes in your stride. It is incredibly important for children that schools are open and that they remain open and this will depend as much as anything the school does on sensible social distancing at the gates and in the playground at pick up and drop off time.

Our year group bubble system is working very well and everyone is very much enjoying the opportunity to be back onsite and learning together in person once more. We’re obviously very keen to get back to as near to normal as we can in terms of day-to-day life at Sherborne House.

We are delighted that thanks to the efforts of all involved that the return to school has gone so smoothly and cannot wait to see what the rest of the term has in store.

It saddens me that we are not able to invite parents into the school for a whole variety of occasions and events, but we will continue to deploy the technology available to ensure that you feel very much a part of our community.

Mark Beach