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Thank you to all our students and their families

16th July 2021

Dear Parents, Carers and Families,

As we approach the end of a second academic year of unprecedented challenges for education due to COVID-19, I wanted to write to you to offer my most sincere thank you for the support you have shown your schools during the last 18 months.

It is with an incredible sense of pride that I recognise the determined, dignified, and courageous way in which our Trust Headteachers, Senior Leaders and their staff have met the impossible demands of the national crisis. Their commitment to the health, safety, and wellbeing of all their children and young people has been remarkable. This term has proved to be relentless and incredibly demanding for both schools and families as infection rates, staff and pupil absences have dramatically increased in our region. This, coupled with the challenges of Teacher/Centre Assessed Grading in our secondary schools has led to a term like no other.

Indeed, it is with the support of our Parents in Partnership groups, Parent Teacher Forums and the support of our Trustees and Local Governing Bodies we have been able to focus on achieving the very best we can for our children and young people. The breadth of curriculum, wide range of educational opportunities and sharp focus on continued school improvement has been widely celebrated week to week on our school’s social media, websites, and wider communication.

We are delighted that schools across Northern Star Academies Trust are this year offering Summer School Provision and/or are signposting to the provision on offer across the community and district. In readiness for the next academic year please expect detailed communication from your Headteachers once we are in receipt of finalised Government guidelines.

I very much hope you have a safe and restful summer, free from the disruption of the pandemic.

With grateful thanks,

Jenn Plews
Chief Executive Officer

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