A number for the Superweek will be available from the office and on our answerphone for the duration of the holiday in case of emergency, but we would ask you not to ring your child, nor ask him/her to ring you, unless it is essential.
In the large grounds and the busy programme of a Superweek we could spend all our time finding children for phone calls if parents rang regularly.
It is our long experience and sincere belief that children settle better and benefit more, if they are ‘left to get on with it’. We hope you understand and do not find this unreasonable.
Of the few children who are a bit homesick in the first day or two, ATE is able to help almost all get through it and be really enjoying themselves by the end – a real step forward in developing independence.
You are very welcome to ring the Director in charge of the Superweek at any time to check how things are going.
The Director would always call you if there was anything to be concerned about.
“I loved all the games and activities. It was great we weren’t allowed on our phones, it made me realise how much time we waste staring at a screen when we actually could be spending time with friends.” – Superweeker, summer 2015.