“I want to say a massive thank you to all our students, staff and parents. Re-opening the full college after over five months of closure was always going to be a challenge, but I think it’s fair to say that our first week was a fantastic success.
our STUDENTS – new and continuing – you
have handled yourselves with incredible maturity in what is a new situation to
us all. The hugs, handshakes and pats on
the back might have gone, but I hope you still felt a warm welcome. We need you to continue with this great
start: keep sanitising, keep distant and wear a mask in social areas.
our PARENTS – I know first-hand how
difficult it has been for some of you this past week – I’ve sent my youngest
off to secondary school and am preparing my eldest to go off to university this
month – but your support has been and continues to be invaluable. Thank you.
our STAFF – I would like to take
this opportunity to thank you all for your efforts over the past couple of
weeks, ensuring a smooth start to the academic year. These are challenging
times for us all, which makes a hard job even harder, but I’m confident in our
ability together to make the best of the situation.
The safety and wellbeing of our students has always been a priority at Wilberforce College, but more so now in the midst of a global pandemic. We are keeping abreast of Government guidelines and adapting as we need to; we will continue to brief staff, students and parents as things progress.
know there is going to be a challenging few months ahead but within all the
uncertainty, we will ensure all our students receive the best learning, best
support and achieve outstanding results.
I look forward to working with you all over the coming year.”