Letter from the Head of School

Harvey Waller - Thursday, May 27, 2021

We are pleased to have taught the students in school for a complete term of face to face teaching. We are now in a position to amend some of our practices for the return to school after the May half-term break to enhance the learning experience for our students.

We will no longer teach students in year group bubbles. This will allow students to have lessons delivered in specialist rooms and learn more effectively.

We will however, continue to implement risk reducing measures, with students assembling in their year group outdoor areas on arrival at school and at lesson change over time. Students will be accompanied to lessons with their teachers following the one way system. Wearing
face masks in indoor communal areas will still be important, along with regular washing of hands and the use of hand gels that are available in every classroom.

Our year 7 students' day will now come into line with the other year groups and all students should arrive at school no later than 8.40am. The year 7 student’s day will now end at 3pm along with other students in the school.

Over the half-term break please take the opportunity to ensure that your child has the correct school uniform for their return to school. Details of our uniform can be found on our website here Please ensure that your child adheres to our uniform policy regarding facial piercings and false painted nails, as they are not acceptable in school.

We would be grateful if you would speak with your child about our mobile phone policy; mobile electronic devices must not be used at all in the school building between the hours of 8.40 - 15.00 . If students are found to be using a mobile phone at any time within school, then they will have to hand it in and collect it at the end of the school day from their year group office. If a student’s mobile phone is collected on a further occasion, then we will contact the student’s parent or carer, to whom it will be returned.

It has been a turbulent year and we have been impressed with the resilience our students have demonstrated along with the positive attitudes they have shown in lessons, which is evident in the care they have taken to improve their written work.

We are proud of our students and have high expectations of them. We hope that all of our students have a restful break and return to school refreshed and ready to work hard in their final term of the academic year.

Take care and stay safe,

Darren Warner-Swann
Head of School

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