15 July 2022

Welcome to my penultimate newsletter for this half term. 

We were delighted to host our new Year 6 into Year 7 students this week for their transition days. They had two packed days of activities, the first involved an assembly and a tour, as well as some taster lessons in subjects across the curriculum. The second was a sports activity morning and an arts based afternoon. We very much enjoyed welcoming them into our learning community and the feedback we have received indicates that they very much enjoyed their time too. Thank you to everyone who made these days a success. 

Thank you to all of the current Year 7 parents who took part in the Parents’ Evening on Wednesday, we hope that you found the feedback from the teachers helpful. 

We had the final day of our Federation Games on Monday, which saw Medina College students taking part in activities at Carisbrooke College. All three days have been great examples of Federative working at its best. 

The formal consultation period ends at 3.30pm today. Thank you to all those who have provided feedback. We will update you further once the Governors have had time to look at the representations made. We are also in a period of due diligence which means there are many other avenues of questioning and conversations taking place to ensure that once we have all of the information collated, a full picture can be reviewed. 

The weather has been exceptional this week and I would like to thank the students, parents/carers and staff for their ongoing support during this period. Please can I remind you that we have given the students the option of wearing their PE kit until the end of term. There are two clear choices, their normal school uniform (tie and blazer are optional, for this period only) or their school PE kit (Green Medina College logo t-shirt and black shorts). Other forms of clothing are not permitted and we will contact parents/carers if they are worn. Please remember to make sure your child is applying suncream, bringing drinks/water bottles to school and wearing a hat if they are out in the sun for a long period of time (hats are not permitted indoors). Thank you in advance for your support next week. 

I will be sending all parents/carers across the federation a letter next week covering reminders of details for September. 

I hope you enjoy the weekend and take appropriate action to remain as cool and hydrated as possible.