Message from TCLT CEO

18th July 2020


Dear Parents and Carers,

As the academic year grows to a close I am sure you will agree that this is not a year that any of us will forget ! As a newly formed Multi Academy Trust I don’t think that any of us thought that this would be the world in which we were working at the end of the summer term and that so many pupils would have been out of school for so long.

Your child’s own schools will be communicating with you their specific plans for the full reopening of schools in September. As I write we are aware that the plans may change as we do not know what the situation will look like in August when the government makes its final decision but we have worked carefully through guidance to ensure that we are doing everything we can to keep all pupils, staff and visitors safe on our sites and we fully expect a full return to school for all pupils from September. Attendance regulations come back into force then and we will work with parents and pupils to ensure good attendance in all our schools. A full statement of measures to mitigate risks will be available on our website towards the end of the summer holidays.

In the meantime I wanted to thank you for your support for us as a new organisation this year and for your patience as we grappled with the pandemic. We know that we did not get everything right, and are grateful for your feedback on where things could be improved. We are continuing to work together to increase our own skills and technical abilities to be able to offer home learning should the need arise in the future. I would like to thank all our staff and in particular our school leaders who have worked tirelessly, offering care, home learning, wider reopening and blended learning without a break since schools closed.

I would like to wish you all a good, safe summer break and hope that you all remain well and enjoy seeing wider family and friends. I very much look forward to welcoming you all back in September.

With best wishes
Alice Witherow
Chief Executive Officer