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Weekly Update

Friday, 13th May 2022


Dear Parents/Carers,


I hope this email finds you well. This week has undoubtedly been an incredibly sad week in school as we come to terms with the death of Emmanuel. We celebrate, with his family, the promise of his place in heaven and that he is now in his loving Father's arms. We will continue to process and work through this grief in school and next week we will be opening a book of condolence for parents to sign - more information will follow as and when this is ready.


A number of parents have reached out and offered support to the family, which I know they are very grateful for. We will, in time, ensure we mark Emmanuel's death, but we are advised to allow a period of time to pass before we consider this; giving us as a community time to come to terms with the sad news and ensure we do this in step with Emmanuel's family, when they too are ready.



During this week our Year 6 children have been completing their Key Stage 2 assessments. We are so proud of the way they have conducted themselves and there has been a real sense of calm and unity amongst the children. The 'number' or 'letters' the children get at the end do not in any way tell their story or reflect the challenges they have overcome. At St Edward's, we are so proud of the children we have the privilege of working with during their time with us and no SATs result will ever change who they are! They will be having a day of celebration today at the park to mark the end of this week.


Please see other news and notices below:


Scarlet Fever and Chickenpox

Following our communication last week, we would ask parents to continue to be vigilant for signs and symptoms of Scarlet Fever. We have not had any new cases of Scarlet Fever this week and just one case of chickenpox, but it is incredibly important that parents are aware of this and seek medical treatment if their child displays any symptoms. More information, found in the letters we sent out last week, can still be seen here: https://www.stedwardsva.net/News/Scarlet-Fever-and-Chickenpox/ 


Jubilee Celebration 

It is just two weeks until our Jubilee Fayre. Children will finish school at 2pm on Thursday 26th May and will be welcome to join us for our Fayre which will include a BBQ, a number of games and stalls, music and celebration! Families are welcome to bring their own food to join us for a giant street party picnic, although food and drink stalls are also available to purchase refreshments. 


Please see the attached documents giving further information about specialist music sessions for children with SEN. 


I hope you have a restful weekend and that you get to spend some quality time with those you love.

Kind regards,

Chris Speller

Head Teacher