Headteacher's Message, Friday 14th September 2018
Our first full week of term has been busy, and school feels vibrant and purposeful. We welcomed parents and carers to a Duke of Edinburgh evening and a GCSE Information evening this week. Both events were very well attended, and I am grateful for parental support in order that together we can support the needs of our students. This sentiment is also echoed regarding the ‘not seen not heard’ approach to mobile devices. Whilst some students may be frustrated by the policy, all members of the school community appreciate the benefits it is bringing. Students are free to use their devices once beyond the school gate and the request for a named adult to collect the device is designed to act as a further deterrent to students using them in school. Thank you again for your support with this; it is really making a difference to students' social time, well-being and interactions with one another.
Year 7&12 are settling in well and other years are adjusting to their new timetables. In a new school being organised for leaning can be challenging and if your child has lost property in the first few days please ask them to check at Students Services; having names in items really helps returning property. All students require pen, pencil and ruler and any additional equipment required for some lessons will be communicated via class teachers. If help is required with any aspects of uniform or equipment please contact your child’s House Team.
Don’t forget it is not too late for you to nominate yourself for the opportunity to be a parent governor. I hope you have a good weekend and enjoy whatever you have planned.