Author: Zoe Barry

Head of School’s Blog – 11th June 2021

11th June 2021


Welcome to the first blog of this half term.

You will see that we have changed the format in which this is sent to you, as we have moved to a more digital interactive style. We do hope that you enjoy reading the various articles that are available to you.

This half term is going to be very busy with various activities planned for different year groups, some of which you will already have had some communication about. Please be aware that many of these activities are reliant on the Government taking the next step out of lockdown on 21 June. We are expecting some information on Monday as to whether their map will continue as planned or be delayed, so we will hopefully be able to look at whether any plans need to be updated/changed over the next week. As soon as we are in a position to update you with definitive information, we will.

Year 8 Virtual Parents’ Evening is on Wednesday next week. Thank you to all parents/carers that have already booked appointments. If you have not already done so, then please do tale advantage of this opportunity to talk to your child’s teachers about their progress and next steps. Communication about the Year 7 Parents’ Evening will be circulated at the end of this month.

I led assemblies this week for each year group, reinforcing the expectations that we have around the students A,B,C,D,E. These are important messages that I reinforce regularly. These expectations will not change.

A – Attendance. 100% attendance is Good. Anything below this starts to impact on progress

B – Behaviour.  Having the right behaviours at the right time. Active listening at times, respectful silence at other times, paired work – asking questions etc

C – Classwork. Working hard in lessons and with homework.

D – Dress Code. Look the part, feel the part, act the part. High expectations of your personal standards of dress to belong to our school community – Pride in how you present yourself.

E – Expectations. Having high expectations for yourself. Being resilient and not giving up. Pushing yourself to be the very best you can be.

Please remind your children to remain vigilant about the spread of the virus. General rules in society have relaxed over the last few weeks, but the new variant is still very much in circulation, so good hand and respiratory hygiene remain essential. If any member of your household displays, any single one of the COVID-19 symptoms then the whole household must isolate and a PCR test arranged for the person with symptoms. If any member of your household is identified as a close contact of anyone with COVID-19, please ensure they do follow the Government guidance about isolation, this is vital to try and reduce the spread. Year group bubbles for lessons and split break/lunch times for the students remain in place this half term and will continue to the end of term.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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