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This week’s blog is very much on the theme of celebration.

The students have been working on a Maths competition set up by Mrs Needham which has run throughout our entire Trust. Mr Ward has been encouraging students to take part in the ‘Mathletics’ competition where students took part in a variety of different numerical challenges. We are pleased to announce that Brandon was one of the prize winners in the competition and received his prize from Mrs Needham. Well done Brandon and keep up the hard work!

We also have another celebration this week at Springboard. Mrs Shannon will be celebrating a very important birthday on Saturday the 20th of June. The Springboard family have put together a presentation to say ‘Happy Birthday’ to Lucy and thank her for all her hard work.

Our backroom staff play a very very important role within all our establishments. They are not really ‘backroom’ – quite the opposite in fact. Our administrators are the first point of contact to the building, always with a ‘good morning’ and a smile and the last point of contact when visitors leave the Project. Mrs Shannon plays an important role at Springboard. She greets all visitors, makes them feel welcome and also ensures they have any information, support and advice they need. Lucy is the first port of call on the phone and it’s safe to say she is my right hand woman. This week we have been busy completing the risk assessments on the building. As you all can appreciate, this is a very intense task and it is very important at this time within the COVID-19 pandemic that we get it right to make everybody safe. We’ve also been working on the governors reports and Lucy makes sure that we are on ‘our toes’ to ensure all documentation is in place and correct.

The Springboard Project staff and students wish you all the best for this weekend and hope that you have a great birthday with your husband and children (and the dog).

Our Schooling position for Springboard Project remains the same. Following our risk assessments we are continuing to work with our young people remotely. The safest place for all our young people is at home. Following some incidents this week that have been reported in the press, can I please emphasise to all parents and carers that we have come this far in the pandemic and it remains equally important to socially distance and not attend public gatherings. The quicker we do this, the faster we will return to a ‘normal’ type of schooling.

We will be sending out our plans moving forward and keeping all key partners up to speed with any changes to our present offer.

We will be including in these plans a statement around our expectations and code of conduct to keep us all safe. Thank you for your patience at this time and please enjoy the weekend (if it ever stops raining!)

Take care, stay safe and be kind.

Mrs Tootill
Head of Springboard Project

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Axa House
2 Medtia Square
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