3 July 2020Newsletter 03/07/20
We have had a fantastic week. We had over 1500 entries into the different competitions for Virtual Sports Day and students fully engaged with the Virtual Careers Day completing their own personal plan for a career of choice. It will be fascinating to see how personal plans change over time. We welcomed all of our new staff on Monday for an induction day and met all of our new Year 7s virtually; we are especially pleased to be welcoming 17 siblings into Year 7. Teachers have been busily marking significant pieces of work and writing reports. We are very impressed with the standard of work we have received and I would like to thank you for encouraging your children during this challenging time.
We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back for their review meeting next week. You should have received a letter from me, via email , outlining when your child needs to attend. If you haven’t received the letter, please contact Mrs Kirby. If you have any further questions, please contact Miss Pocock (Year 7) or Mr James (Year 8).
Yesterday, we received the guidance for return to school in September. The first thing to say is that I am absolutely delighted the government has said all students can come back. We have learnt a lot in lockdown about how to deliver virtual education, and families and staff have been outstanding, but children need the routine of normal school life and they also need to see their friends and teachers. It is vital that we get students back to school in September, and the government has made attendance compulsory unless there is a statutory reason for children to be absent. We will be running a full school day with breakfast clubs, homework clubs and extracurricular activities. I will write to you in full next week with how our different bubbles will work and the safety measures we will have in place. Until then, I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.