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End of Term Update

Posted: 31/03/21
Adrian Massey

The full reopening of schools has gone remarkably well. Before this year it was so rare that a school needed to be closed but having navigated three lockdowns, we have become well-rehearsed. We have worked together to update relevant documentation, provide PPE, interpret the increasing volumes of guidance and support each other in finding solutions to any new issues as they arise. Everyone has risen to the challenge and continues to do so.

We have come through the pandemic to be stronger as a Trust working collaboratively. Our systems are tighter, our staff are utilising shared resources both internal and external and the children have had a better experience as a result. Employing central managers to lead on the information school heads have needed has worked well and benefitted our childrens education....


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Happy Easter

Posted: 01/04/21
Suzanne Cooper

Dear Parents, Carers and Staff,

We are finally at the end of what seems to have been an incredibly long term. As always, I want to say a massive thank you to all of you for your support over the challenging past few months. You have all adapted and taken on board the changes that we have had to make and supported the school so much during another incredibly tough time. This situation is not quite over yet so we hope that you will continue to support us as we move through the summer term.

Education has been different whether at home or in school, but pupils have really stepped up to the plate and have again adapted so well to the new circumstances. With rules and regulations changing frequently, they have been flexible in their approach and have taken things on board with minimal fuss. This is a testament to the hard work that you put in as parents but also the work we do at school and shows that we have a consistent approach together. One of the bonuses of the lockdowns has been more contact between staff and many parents/carers and we aim to continue to foster the positive relationships we’ve made.

Finally, the staff and governors have been brilliant over the course of the past term. It has been difficult at times, but they have all remained committed to providing the best education possible for your children. Thanks in part to their vigilance and adherence to standards, we have been lucky to have had a very low rate of COVID related absences and cases in school. A special mention must go out to our crucial team of cleaners who have been working extemely hard following the enhanced regulations and to Jane and the kitchen staff who have been put through an intense daily exercise regime delivering all the food to the classrooms!

I hope you enjoy a relaxing Easter break and look forward to seeing the children back in school on Monday 19th April.

Yours sincerely,

Suzanne Cooper



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Based at Lanhydrock in Cornwall, Bridge Schools Trust serves 14 academies in the Trust. We currently work across a wide area of Cornwall. Our schools vary in size from 421 pupils in the largest to 23 in the smallest and include voluntary aided Church Schools.

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By working together, Bridge Schools Trust is ideally situated to face both educational and operational challenges. With a dedicated central team we can provide schools with a range of specialised services and support, allowing leaders to focus on providing excellent teaching and learning opportunities for all our learners. The Trust is committed to delivering high quality educational provision across all academies whilst encouraging our partners to reflect the individual needs of local communities.

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