First of all Happy New Year! We hope that you managed to enjoy the festive period, albeit in a slightly different way to previous years. Like yourselves, we have been keeping an eye on the news and deciding how we can best continue to support our schools over the coming months. We understand this will be an incredibly challenging time for many of you and, as ever, we will do our very best to support you in any way we can. Please do not hesitate to contact your IP should you require any support in home learning during this time; we will endeavour to help with any bespoke requests you have. If you have any contracted training or support days booked, we can continue to provide these online. If you require any further training or support days, then please let us know.
Please try and use your contracted days for remote support, training and CPD – due to team capacity there will be a maximum amount of days we can carry over to your next contracted year. If you need to know how many days you have available please contact our Office Manager, Georgi Moore, at Georgina.firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to assist. We continue to ask that if you need to cancel any training or support, you do so with as much notice as possible and we will try to be as flexible as we can in rescheduling the session for you.
We would also like to remind you that our suite of staff meetings are an excellent resource that can be delivered remotely to all staff or a select group you feel may benefit. If you are having success with specific aspects of online and blended learning, let us know as it would be great to share your experiences with the wider SfA community.
This will undoubtedly be a very busy and stressful time for you all so please know that the SfA team are here to help should you need us. Wishing you all the very best and that you all stay safe.
Michael Shepherd, Managing Director