As the second week of a national lockdown and school closure draws to a close, we are proud to report that our students and staff have risen to the challenge. The vast majority of students have been accessing learning resources and work that staff have been posting online. The hard work and patience of our staff, students and their parents and carers has been very much appreciated as we all come to terms with this unusual set of circumstances. The very small number of staff who have been present at school have kept the essential systems running. They have also found time to gather together our existing stocks of more than 4,000 disposable gloves and 2,000 wipes, which are now winging their way to the Whitworth Hospital in Darley Dale for use by NHS staff.