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22 May 2015

Principal’s Letter - Friday 22nd May 2015

Dear Parents and Carers            

Dates for your Diary

Friday 22nd May 2015 – last day of half term 5 

Monday 1st June 2015 – first day of half term 6

Best in Everyone Awards

Each year United Learning hold a “Best in Everyone” award ceremony to recognise some of the finest achievements in academic success, sports, music, drama and services to others.  This year we are extremely proud and honoured to confirm that out of almost 400 finalists our very own Georgia Evans and Joseph Rusling have received this ultimate accolade from United Learning.  As a result they have been invited to Surbiton High School on 3rd July to collect their prize.  Many congratulations. 

Students and Illness

We feel it is important to clarify expectations with regards to sending students home who are unwell during the school day.  We will only send students home if we have spoken to parents and agreed that they can be collected.  Under no circumstances will students be allowed to make their own way home if they are unwell. We are sure you will understand that this is to ensure students remain safe and are monitored during their period of illness.  It is also important that if a child is unwell they speak to someone in school in the first instance rather than call home immediately.  We have found that this can often cause parents unnecessary worry.  Staff at school can assess student’s medical needs and then contact parents if required.

Detention Process

We would like to provide you with a polite reminder that there is no legal obligation to give parents notice of a detention. Therefore, parents will not normally be informed of any detention that is of 30 minutes duration or less.  Where detentions are more than 30mins i.e. SLT detention, a text message will be sent to inform parents. Detentions are part of the Academy sanction policy and are compulsory.

Parental Focus Group

We are wanting to establish a parental focus group that will meet during one evening next half term. The aim of this group would be to work with and advise the school on how it can engage parents, families and the local community.  This is an important part of our development as a school and we would appreciate your support one evening. The date will be confirmed immediately after half term.  If you wish to be involved please leave your name and contact number at reception.

Y7 and Y8 Residential Trip

There is a PGL Outdoor Activities PE residential visit to Osmington Bay, Weymouth leaving on the morning of Friday 6th May 2016 and returning on the evening of Monday 9th May 2016.  In the first instance the visit is open to the current Y7s and Y8s, we have availability for 45 students at a cost of £165 (this will include all activities, food and travel).  As it is on the coast, students will be taking part in a number of water sports, plus climbing and zip lines.  Please discuss with your child and if interested, letters are available for collection from the PE office.  A member of the department is more than happy to discuss the trip with you over the phone if you would prefer this.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to last week’s “Stars of the Week”.  The following students were presented with certificates for displaying particularly high levels of commitment to their learning and showing an exemplary attitude:

MFL          Asa Wilcox

Excellent use of higher level language in class.

Art             Bradley Mann

Commitment to developing his art portfolio and excellent attitude to the subject.

Art             Aysha Watson

Commitment to developing her art portfolio and excellent attitude to the subject.

Inclusion   Victoire Weye

Ongoing effort and hard work across all subjects.

Maths        Maisey Taylor

Attended all my Tuesday sessions since Christmas and always gets on with her work. She has a lovely attitude and focus with the work she does. She has a good determination to succeed.

Finally we would like to take this opportunity to wish you an enjoyable break.

Yours sincerely                                                 Yours sincerely                                                Yours sincerely

Russell Heritage                                               Lee Morritt                                                       Jeremy Richardson

Executive Principal                                         Associate Principal                                         Associate Principal

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