Head Teacher Blog
It is strange to mark the end of term by typing up a blog from the laptop on the kitchen table – a new way of working for many of us!
The abrupt end to our spring term when schools closed on 20 March has resulted in a rapidly evolving system of providing channels of communication for exchanging work and keeping in contact with young people and families.
Staff are working hard in the background to ensure that a whole variety of age and stage appropriate activities are available for their pupils and can already see the levels of uptake for their subjects.
All of the advice on where work can be found can be seen on our school website and can be found under the ‘REMOTE LEARNING’ tab. Also newly created in this area is an enquiry form directly to each of the subject PTs, which we hope will allow for a quicker turnaround in responses.
Staff from Greenfaulds are working in conjunction with staff from all schools in Cumbernauld to provide cover at the Cumbernauld Hub, for young people of families where parents/carers are Key Workers, and for whom there is no other available childcare facility.
During the school closure, in the absence of being able to contact staff by telephone, the General Enquiries mailbox (signposted on the website) continues to be covered by members of the Senior Leadership Team, who will ensure that enquiries are directed to the appropriate staff and will strive to ensure a quick turnaround in response to queries. In addition to the website, all information is uploaded to the school app and will also be sent out on other social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.
In the past week, the SQA has released important information regarding the cancellation and certification of this year qualifications. Further information will come from SQA after the spring break and we will keep parents/carers and young people updated on this.
Your patience and understanding whilst we all adapt to this different way of working is much appreciated, and as we now approach what is officially our spring break for the next 2 weeks, updates on school work will stop for the holiday period. It is important for the health and wellbeing of pupils and teachers that everyone takes time for themselves and families away from the world of work/school ‘
I wish you and your families good health in these difficult times. It is important now more than ever that we look out for each other and I would like to thank you for your ongoing support.
Kind RegardsHead Teacher