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Local MP impressed with arrangements

Local MP impressed with arrangements

On Friday 29 January, the school was delighted to welcome our local MP, Robert Courts, for a socially distanced visit. Robert saw our Key Worker programme in action, witnessed the amazing remote learning that is taking place for our students during this time and also visited the school’s testing facility. He also saw, first-hand, the control measures in place to protect our students and staff during this difficult time.


“I was pleased to be invited for a socially-distanced visit to Burford School to better understand how they are managing provision for key worker and vulnerable pupils. The school is doing a tremendous job at supporting these pupils while at the same time ensuring pupils learning from home receive the support and guidance they need to continue their education during these difficult times.

 “I pay tribute to teachers, teaching assistants and school staff who continue to demonstrate profound resilience in supporting pupils as our country overcomes this pandemic.”

Robert Courts

MP for Witney & West Oxfordshire

Q&A with England Cricket Legend

On Friday 29 January, our students were given the opportunity to put forward their questions to former England Cricket Captain, Michael Vaughan, live on Teams.

Michael is a Yorkshire born cricketer and was Captain of the England National team for six years. Michael is considered by many to be the greatest batman England has ever produced and during his time as Captain, he masterminded one of the most memorable Ashes wins for England in 2005.

The students asked insightful and probing questions regarding the game of cricket, the future of cricket and Michael’s career highlights.

Some pertinent messages came from these questions which could be summarised as:

  • Enjoy your sport and practice.
  • Use this time, in lockdown, to your advantage.
  • Find ways to practice and study the game.
  • Overall be a good person and find ways to better yourself during this time.
  • Communicate with those around you if you need help in any way.

It was an inspirational call for our students and Michael was impressed by their enthusiasm and interest.