Parent Bulletin, Issue 5, 2nd October 2020

Friday 02 October 2020

Click here to read this week's full bulletin: 5th issue Parent Bulletin 2-10-20

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week staff have been reaching out to all of our families by telephone. We  arranged these calls because we wanted to build further on the close home-school relationships that were   developed during the lockdown period. Please do let us know if you have found these conversations useful so that we can take a view on whether or not to continue with this initiative. 

Scholars continue to diligently observe our new covid-safe routines whilst in school. They are walking purposefully between lessons in single file, sanitising their hands on entry to all rooms and siting in rows facing forward. These measures seem to have brought an extra sense of calm and order to school life which is impacting positively on the overall learning experience.  
 
Our new lunchtime carousel means that year group bubbles arrive to the dining hall in turn without coming into contact with scholars from other year groups, except for briefly passing one and other in the corridor. This has also allowed us to facilitate a family dining experience that is leading to new friendships being built and the enhancement of conversation and public speaking skills. Each year group has a protected period in the playground where they can gain access to plenty of outside space. We have also been able to put on a range of safe enrichment activities for KS3 scholars on a Wednesday afternoon and are looking forward to the first round of drop down (activity) days on 22nd and 23rd October.  
 
Finally, I would like to wish our Yr.11 scholars every success with their upcoming mock exams which begin in 2-weeks’ time. I know many are already revising hard and will be determined to achieve some outstanding results.  
 
Mr Spiers, Headteacher 
 
Key Upcoming Dates

  • Monday 26th— Friday 30th October, Half Term Break
  • As every parent in the school has been contacted by a member of staff this week and additional tutor calls are being made, we will not be hosting an online tutor evening next week. If you would like an additional conversation with your child’s  form tutor, please email them directly, and schedule a mutually convenient time to call.