School Updates 30th April 2020

Dear families and friends of Instow Community School and Pre-School,

Just a quick update for you all. We staff are meeting with on-line platforms like Zoom and Google Meet, trying to work out which one is the best quality!

All our teaching assistants are keen to let you know that you are in our thoughts and that we miss being with you all.

I am working to find out what any return to school may look like. We have had no guidance on this as yet, but we do know that there will have to be some rotas and changes to practice in school when this does happen. As soon as I know I will inform you. I am mindful of families attending school with siblings, as well as conflict for parents who are working, so we will take these issues into consideration. For the time-being stay home and stay safe!

If you are unable to print out or access the online learning packs, please email your class support email to request a pack to be left in the box on the veranda in the school garden, which you can pick up.

We are seeking advice and guidance on residentials booked for September as well. There is no updated news on that currently.

However, we do all, as a nation have VE Day coming up on Friday 8th May! We are suggesting that you might like to take a family photo dressed in costume or in red white and blue and create some colourful bunting - your choice - and create an at-home celebration to share with everyone. Please do upload a photo onto Tapestry for Class 1 and Seesaw for Pre-school, Classes 2,3,4 and 5 for us all to share! This is an important time for our community and I know that you are supportive of our heroes past and present. Your teachers will also upload some enjoyable activities that link to this important day onto Seesaw and Tapestry.


Don't forget to book any school places if you are a key worker and returning to work. Use the Google Booking form on our school website please.

Sending our very best wishes to you all; thank you for all the contributions on our on-line learning platforms, carry out a little each day.

I shall aim to Parentmail again next Thursday afternoon. If you have any questions please email and we shall endeavour to respond within 48 hours.

Mrs Knight and team xxx