Family Support Blog

Dear Parents / Carers,

On behalf of the Family Support Team, the Class Teams and the Senior Leaders, we would like to tell you how proud we are of you all and how you have adapted your life to fit in the role of ‘Teacher’!

We truly understand that this is a very difficult time for you all.  We are all, staff included, having to learn new skills. Many of our teachers are also doing home learning with their own children, and so they understand what it is like to be on the other end of the phone/computer.

We are very proud of you and your children, and can only thank you for the way in which you have stepped up and taken this on board.

However, can we please stress, that our aim is to work together and to support your child, and not to add unnecessary pressure to your busy life.  We understand that you are being contacted by the Class Team and also the Family Support Team on a weekly basis, and this may be very overwhelming.

We do not want you to look at the Dales number on your phone and panic or be worried.

Please do what you can do, when you can do it.  Anything that your child is doing at home with you, like cooking, helping to clean, drawing etc. is a ‘life skill’ and should be celebrated as part of their lockdown learning.

So, post your pics on tapestry and let us share together the amazing job you are doing.

Please remember, we are here to help and support you, if you want a chat or a virtual coffee, then please give us a ring.  You do not need an appointment to talk to us, we are here for you.

We will also be sending out some Wellbeing packs with activities and with some tips/advice about talking to your child about their feelings.

The Family Support Team would also like to invite parents for a Zoom Coffee and Chat. It would be lovely to see you again.  Further information regarding this will be sent out next week.

Hope to see you very soon,

Glynis/Tracy (Blythdale) & Demi (Ashdale)

Family Support Team