Today has been quite an emotional day as we say farewell to the majority of our children across the Trust. For our Year 6s of course, it has been particularly poignant as there is a quiet, unspoken realisation that they may not return to their primary school which will be shut ‘until further notice’.
Hopefully, as Boris Johnson suggests, this virus will have reached its peak in around 12 weeks’ time and we can begin to return to some sort of normality. However, there is little doubt that ‘normality’ will have changed by then – perhaps it needed to?
I know the coming weeks/months will be a struggle for many, in one way or another, but we’ll get through this because we’ll take care of ourselves and our loved ones. At the risk of sounding too corny, let’s think about ‘dancing in the rain’ rather than ‘waiting for the storm to pass’ and make the most of every precious minute. Happier times will come.
Keep safe everyone,
High Bickington Academy is a vibrant and innovative small school situated in the lovely countryside of North Devon. As part of the TEAM Multi-academy Trust, the children benefit from an extensive range of curriculum opportunities not always available to a school of this size. Children take part in a range of residential trips and enjoy visiting our partner schools for a variety of activities. Our small classes ensure that children receive learning that is personalised, stimulating and enjoyable. Our school has an ethos where children's voices are heard and they are encouraged to develop important personal skills that develop their independence and ability to work with others. Our aim is for every child to achieve their very best and enjoy their time at High Bickington C of E Academy.
‘Encourage One Another and Build Each Other Up’
1 Thessalonians 5: 11
We are a church school, grounded in a belief in God who created and loves us.
We aim to inspire and enable all children to become independent, resilient and joyful lifelong learners, within a caring and encouraging Christian environment.
We will ensure that every child’s spiritual, intellectual, creative, emotional and physical needs are met.
As part of the rich and varied experiences we offer our children, each will be given opportunities to engage with and contribute to the church, local and world communities.
School Christian Values
At High Bickington CofE Primary Academy, we hold a daily act of Christian worship: we gather to celebrate and learn together. Our collective worship themes are often linked to our school’s core Christian Values of:
Love ~ Respect ~ Perseverance ~ Truthfulness
Forgiveness ~ Friendship
Head of School