While the physical doors to the school are very firmly closed, the school is most definitely very firmly open still to deliver an excellent education to our children.
We know that nothing can replace actually being in school, and being taught and cared for in person, but we hope that, through our Online Teaching and Learning Programme, our children will continue to love learning and be challenged.
We are currently in such unusual and unprecedented times, which can be extremely unsettling for our children. As well as prioritising their physical health as we remain at home, we also need to be looking after their mental health and wellbeing, keeping a sense of normality and daily routine, whilst providing opportunities for them to flourish.
The coming weeks will undoubtedly contain many new challenges but we are sure that by working together as a school community our children will have structure, as well as the time to be creative and have fun, maintaining a happy balance between academic work and play.
I would like to thank the amazing teaching team at Downsend Pre-Prep Leatherhead who have taken onboard new technology and designed a high quality online programme for young children in an incredibly short period of time, driven and determined that we will continue to do the very best for our children. I would also like to thank you, our parents, for your support and understanding through this very rapid period of change and uncertainty.
My very best safe and healthy wishes to you all.