Update 14th April 2020
It has been a busy week for the school with meetings with senior people from the Department of Education, who are reviewing all government building projects. I am pleased to say that the school continues to progress as planned. Designated as a critical build, the site is operating as expected. As the outside of the school is now largely finished, the internal rooms in the school continue to be fitted out and it is scheduled to be completed this summer and well before the children start. National primary offer day is this Thursday and I can confidently say that you should confirm your offer for Roundswell Community Primary School as your first choice.
This week the team and I have been finalising the order for much of the furniture and equipment to go into the school. It has been a joy to work on this aspect of the school; like a child in a sweet shop! Next week, we will be shortlisting for the early years teacher with interviews carried out online. I will inform you as to the outcome of this most important appointment. Mrs Fairbrother and I will be interviewing. It is a post that has attracted attention from experienced early years staff, many of whom are known to the Tarka Learning Partnership and some from the wider teaching community.
As we begin the summer term, you will perhaps be aware that schools are partially open to support key worker children and vulnerable pupils in line with the government's expectations. All schools will find the induction of new nursery and reception children challenging if schools continue to be closed. I will keep you informed as to key dates when we know more from the Department of Education as to their policy for re-opening of schools in the future.
Take care and stay safe,
Andy Cotton CEO Tarka Learning Partnership