27th November 2020

Dear parents and carers.

We are now more than halfway through this half term which is quite frightening! The weeks are flying by. We had a monitoring visit, from Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service, who work closely with the us on school improvement. I was very proud walking around as everywhere felt very calm and students were engaged with their learning. This week and next, students are sitting assessments which will be shared with parents towards the end of this term.

Uniform on the whole is good. I would say our biggest area of concern is the length of some of the girls’ skirts. There seems to be a lot of folding of waistbands!  We will be starting to make phone calls home regarding those that are continuing to make wrong choices. On a positive, the length of ties has definitely improved!

As I mentioned last week, there will be a Year 11 virtual tutor evening on Wednesday 9th December. Booking information has been sent out. This is to make sure that we can help you support your child with revision leading up to the trial exams in January.

Thank you for your continued support in making your child wear a face covering. Wearing a face covering greatly reduces the risk of transmission and therefore protects those around you. Students and staff need to wear their face coverings at all times unless they are outside, in lessons or eating. We have had a number of students turn up this week forgetting to bring one in. Please can you support us by making sure they leave home with us.

Well done to the top reward point achievers last week: Year 7 Molly-Nora Harwood, Year 8 Izzy Butcher, Year 9 Grace Argyle, Year 10 Millie Bishop and Year 11 Harrison Johnston.

Have a lovely weekend

Karen Begley