Letter from the Headteacher

Dear Parent/Carer

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the warm weather.
I am writing today to give you all an update on our extension of provision as we move towards what will hopefully be a full opening of the school in September.
This week we have had our first set of Year 10 in school lessons in English, Maths and Science. Whilst the necessary rigours of social distancing have meant small numbers and spaced out classrooms, the sessions have been really successful and the learners and staff have really enjoyed being back on site, doing what they do best. If you are a parent/carer of a Year 10 learner who was reluctant for them to come back but now feel you would like them to do so, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Eston to arrange this.

Year 12 will be coming into school the week beginning 6th July for the University application support sessions and we are really looking forward to seeing them then. Mr Patel and the Sixth Form team will be in touch soon with more information.
For learners in years 7,8 and 9. Whilst we are currently unable to move to in-school lessons, we will be offering each learner the chance to come in to school for a session with their standards and achievement leader before the summer holiday. These will be organised by tutor group. The SALs will be in touch with parents next week to outline how this will work. This will be an invaluable opportunity for learners to ease themselves back in and break down any barriers they may have to returning to school more fully. We hope to see them all.

Finally, you will be aware of the government’s stated intention to have all learners back in school from September. We share this aspiration and it is at the heart of our planning for next term. At the moment, we are awaiting guidance from the government on how this can be achieved and we will keep you fully informed.

Yours sincerely
Paul Gamble