Southwark Value: EMPATHY

Good morning, everyone.

I hope that you are well. The spring term has flown by - we can't quite believe that we are at the Easter break already! We have enjoyed so many excellent learning opportunities this term and we are extremely proud of all our children for their hard work and determination to be their very best!

This week we have learnt about our value of empathy. Empathy is when we try to understand how others feel. When we know how they feel, we can do something to help them. Before we judge others, we must 'walk a mile' in their shoes which means that we should try to imagine how they might see things differently to us.

We also discussed National Autism Acceptance Week. We thought carefully about how someone with autism might see the world differently to someone without autism. We agreed that we need to imagine how a person might be feeling and 'walk a mile' in their shoes and then decide how we might help them. Please take a look at the assembly slides attached to this post. It would be great to discuss this with your children as it is such an important topic.

From 1 April, the Government will update guidance setting out the ongoing steps that people with COVID-19 should take to minimise contact with other people. Therefore, I will update you over the Easter break with what any new guidelines will mean for us at school.

Please be reminded that school is not open for children tomorrow as we have an INSET day for staff training. The school office is open for parents until 11:30am if you need to speak to the school office.

Have a lovely Easter break and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 19th April, ready for an action-packed summer term!

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Mr Skirton


Southwark Value: EMPATHY