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Headteacher's Blog 27th March 2020

Well it's been quite a week, I haven't yet found the chapter in the Headteachers' Manual about leading a school at a time of national crisis but we have muddled through together and thanks to an amazing team effort we are still here and doing our bit. At times like this you need good people around you and this week has really emphasised what I already knew. We have an amazing group of people here who will cope with anything that is thrown at them. The levels of commitment, professionalism, passion and above all kindness shown by the Lipson staff this week have been nothing short of exceptional. 

I hope that as you read this you are staying safe and keeping well and following the guidelines to stay at home. We understand that it is a really difficult time for many of you but hope that as parents or students you feel supported by the school. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have messaged me personally to pass on your best wishes or messaged other staff directly. It really is appreciated.

Under normal circumstances we would be breaking up for the Easter holiday today. I don't want to stop those students from working who wish to continue to do so but my main message for the next couple of weeks is to eat chocolate and take care of those around you. We will be providing plenty of work as the term begins again and we are determined that this will be an even better and more streamlined version of what we have been able to do so far.

Finally, if you have a spare moment, have a look at the video messages that have been sent out to students from their Heads of Year and also the message to all students from our incredible PE department, not wishing to be outdone, you may now find a short message from the Headteacher on the website and social media!

Take care of yourself and your loved ones, we will come through this thing stronger and more together than ever before. I may just have a few more grey hairs.

 

Martin Brook, Headteacher