It’s been a very strange few weeks for Brindley Heath Academy, having been closed now to all but essential key workers for coming up to 6 weeks (including two weeks for Easter). We found ourselves in a position to suddenly organise home learning, safeguarding and key worker provision in two days, but I’m proud to say that all of staff – teaching, site and office – rose to the challenge and have adapted to a new way of working.
We have tried to ensure we continue to support learning but also to ensure we provide childcare for key workers who are working hard to support our community.
We are focusing our efforts on providing work to complete on a daily basis at home, our safeguarding duties, organising the delivery of the national free school meal scheme and trying to keep in touch with children and families. Most important to us is the wellbeing of children and families during this time.
As a staff, we desperately miss the children and I can’t wait for the corridors and classrooms at Brindley to be filled with the sound of voices, learning and laughter again. We look forward to seeing everyone again – just as soon as it’s safe to do so.