21 January 2022

We have had a couple of really nice messages about Carisbrooke students from external organisations which I would like to share with you. Ben M and Tom L in year 11 have been involved in the Police and Crime Commissioner round table event as cyber ambassadors. Their input has been highly praised and we received an email asking us to pass on a big thank you from all who attended.
“Please send them our thanks, it was good to hear their views and having them there really helped all present to focus”.

Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of going to see our students at the Independent Arts HUB in Newport. We were offered an exhibition space for work that had been produced in some of our students’ most recent workshops. It was fantastic to receive the following message:
“Your pupils are a credit to your school and we very much enjoyed meeting them yesterday and were very impressed with their confidence in taking a strong lead in creating their beautiful displays”

As you will be aware the Government updated their guidance this week to say that face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors in classrooms. From 27 January, face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors in communal areas. From 27 January, staff and pupils should follow wider advice on face coverings outside of school, including on transport to and from school. We obviously leave it at the discretion of the students, staff and visitors if they wish to continue wearing a face covering beyond the date of the change in guidance. Please be assured that we do monitor the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in school and we do have the ability under contingency planning to re-introduce measures if we need to.

In a couple of weeks, year 11’s will have a trial results day. This will be part of an assembly that will inform them on how they need to use their trial results to prepare for the summer exams.

Congratulations to our top achievement point winners for last week. Year 7 Taylan R and Oscar S, Year 8 Brooke S, Year 9 Blake C, Mackenzie S and Tom W, Year 10 Devon S and Year 11 Amy P.

Have a lovely weekend