Message from the Headteacher

Dear Parents/Carers

As we move into the second half of this first half term I thought I would just update you with everything that is happening at the school.

Today we had the photographers in for the whole year photos shoot for Year 11 and 13. Year 11,13 and Year 9 have also had their individual shots today. They will soon all be available to buy, we were very lucky with the weather for the outside whole year group shots, the students were certainly well turned out.

Students have been fantastic around the school continuing to observe the Covid protocols. Masks, regular washing of hands, bubbling across the school, the one way system, are all now routines of school life. We have been fortunate in that we have not had many LFT positives, and the ones that we have had have all then been negative when tested through the PCR system. I would ask that you remain patient with us when we have a positive LFT reported to us as we are required to send students home at that point when they have been identified as close contacts. We have to follow all of the Government guidelines to ensure that everyone remains safe, we appreciate that it can disrupt your daily routine when you receive a call from the school, but we would ask that you make every effort at that point to come and pick up your child so that they can begin self isolating at home.

Year 11 and 13 are now entering their final weeks with us and a programme has been put together for their leaving days. However, their current focus must be on the important standardisation assessments that the school is running in the penultimate week of this half term. It is now important that they are revising fully for these assessments. This will help support the evidence that we have to enter the Centre Assessed Grades that will be sent to the exam boards in the middle of June.

Next Friday we are running a non uniform day for the charity #WillDoes (along with other schools in the area). This is a charity in memory of a young person that had a personal connection with many of our students, and the charity that is now run by his family support some excellent local causes, specifically around young people and their mental well being. We would ask that all students bring in at least £1 to donate on that day.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Take care and stay safe,

Adam Darley

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