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UDATE - 22 July 2020

July 22nd 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

We are coming to the end of what has been a year of challenges for everyone. We have made some huge changes here at Falmouth School, which were just starting to settle when the Covid-19 virus appeared. At a recent staff meeting, online of course, we reflected on how we have begun to build better relationships across the whole school community and the local area, invested in staff, particularly in our ‘Welfare Team’ and for students with individual needs and also shifted the focus of school ‘s character.

This would not have been possible without your support, the positivity of our fantastic students and the strength of our staff, trustees and governing body. As we approach another change in becoming part of The Roseland MAT I would like to thank everyone for their hard work and determination in the past year.

As is usual at this time of year we have some staff who are moving on to other challenges. This year Falmouth School staff who are leaving us are Mrs Bellman, Miss Duffield, Mrs Iles, Mrs Owen, Mr Pickard, Mr Popperwell and Mr Robins. We will be sorry to see them leave, but thank them for all of their fabulous contribution to the lives of our youngsters and wish them well in their new adventures.

As Falmouth MAT closes we also will have a new set of Trustees and CEO. The fundamental changes that have happened this year would not have been possible without our current Trustees’ and interim CEO, Mark Lees’, determined and aspirational approach for the benefit of all of our children, staff and school community. The Falmouth MAT central services staff will also be moving on. We are indebted to their influence on the school at this time and thank them for their impact.

With the change of MAT our formal ties with St Francis and King Charles schools will end, but the strong friendships that we have built will continue. We have already agreed that meetings, which include other primary schools in Falmouth, are a key way of sharing ideas and plans.

We all look forward to a more usual term in September, although the raft of controls that we will need to impose will mean that it is still not how we would prefer to work. Nevertheless, it will be fabulous to see a school full of students again, we all miss the buzz of a vibrant school atmosphere.

I wish you all a safe and healthy holiday and look forward to ‘more normal’ September!

Best wishes

Alex George

Interim Headteacher

Posted at 13:59 on 22nd Jul 2020 Back