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Headteacher Letter to Parents/Carers - 20.04.23

Dear Parents and Carers

As you may have already heard on the news, there was an accident on the road between Merrymeet and St. Ive late at night on Tuesday, 18th April, which sadly took the lives of three people from our community. I would like to express sympathy and condolences to all those affected by this incident and recognise that there will be students and families connected to the school who will be shocked and upset.

As a result, pastoral support staff and bereavement counsellors will be available in designated spaces in school today and in the days and weeks to come. In addition, we are working in partnership with Devon and Cornwall Police who have the expertise to offer specialist guidance and support in school for staff and students, should this be required.

As this is an ongoing Police investigation in which some individuals have been detained for questioning, we can’t share any further details about the accident itself or the names of those involved. If you have any information that you feel is relevant, please do share this confidentially with your local Police.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you would like to request additional support for your child.

Yours faithfully

Dan Wendon