Arrangements for Monday
The school will reopen as normal on Monday morning. Breakfast club will be running as usual. A letter from the school will be available at this time from a member of staff when you drop off your child in the morning.
The children will register as normal and a short activity will be available, as well as an opportunity for children to speak to staff to share memories and feelings. At 9am, we will have a special Collective Worship led by Mrs Coward the Acting Headteacher and our own Rev Stuart Huntley.
As a staff team, we found returning to school for the first time very difficult and we are sure it will be a similar experience for parents. Therefore, the church will be open from 9am for you to gather as a parent community to share memories and support one another, just as the children and staff will be doing in Collective Worship.
Bereavement support services will be available in the school for children and staff. If you feel your child is in need of extra support at this time please let your child’s class teacher know.
In due course, a celebration service for David Carter will be held in St Bartholomew’s Church.
Cards and tributes can be left at the school office. The beautiful, heartfelt floral tributes will be left at the front of the school until the end of the school week (28th April). Messages will then be collated to pass onto David’s family.
Please join us in prayers for the family and staff at this time.
St Bartholomew’s First School in Crewkerne is closed until 24th April after the sad passing yesterday of Head Teacher, David Carter.
David was appointed as Head Teacher at St Bartholomew’s in 2013 and was a caring, committed and inspiring member of the wider community who was passionate about providing the best education for all school children.
The Chair of Governors and Deputy Head of St Bartholomew’s First School in Crewkerne jointly wish to make the following statement:
Beryl Eeles, Chair of Governors and Gemma Coward, Deputy Head of St Bartholomew’s First School, Crewkerne, said: “We are deeply saddened and shocked by the sudden passing of St Bartholomew’s First School’s head teacher, David Carter. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time. He was a highly respected colleague and friend, and will be sadly missed by all at the school community.”
David leaves behind his wife, Kelly, and four children.