As we look forward to a rather extraordinary start of the summer term, I would like to reassure you that we are committed to continuing an excellent academic education to your child. Our teachers have all been working very hard over the holidays to put together an online learning programme that will ensure that your child continues to progress in their learning even though the school is closed. We know that nothing can replace actually being in school, and being taught and cared for in person, but we hope that, through our Online Teaching and Learning Programme, our children will continue to love learning and be challenged.
We are currently in such unusual and unprecedented times, which can be extremely unsettling for our children. As well as prioritising their physical health as we remain at home, we also need to be looking after their mental health and wellbeing, keeping a sense of normality and daily routine, whilst providing opportunities for them to flourish.
The coming weeks will undoubtedly contain many new challenges, but we are sure that, by working together as a school community, our children will have structure, as well as the time to be creative and pursue more open-ended activities, maintaining a happy balance between academic work and play.
It has been so lovely to hear from so many of you about the inspiring activities that your children have been undertaking during the school holidays through our #CHSCommunitySpirit campaign on social media and I do hope that we can continue to keep that strong line of communication open as we start back to school. Colchester High School has always been recognised for its strong sense of community and we can get through this together.