20 November, 2023
Letter from the Headteacher (2023-24) 3
A few reminders...
Reporting your child's absence
Parents and carers must report their child's absence online on the first day of absence and every day thereafter. Simply complete the form found here or click on the 'Absence' link in the main menu. The telephone system for leaving messages will soon be made redundant.
Poor punctuality has an adverse effect on learning for the whole class. Parents and carers are reminded that children should be on site by 8.30am, ready to attend first lesson by 8.40am. Students have five minutes to move between lessons so there is never a reason to be late. To improve punctuality to lessons, the school is sending messages to parents every Friday. If you receive a message about your child's lateness, please do ensure that a robust conversation is held and that you impress upon them the need to be on time.
I would like to remind parents and carers that parking on site is not permitted after 2.15pm. If you are collecting your child from school please park along Circle Way East, or another residential road, so that your child can safely walk to you. It is essential that the school can maintain a calm, organised site which protects the safety of children. A minor inconvenience is a small price to pay for child safety. If you wish to collect your child in person, please wait at either of the school gates as opposed to coming on site.
Keeping in touch
Parents and carers are encouraged to be in regular contact with us. The principal points of contact are:
- Year 7, Mr Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Year 8, Mrs Williams (email@example.com)
- Year 9, Miss Hallett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Year 10, Mrs Pitt (email@example.com)
- Year 11, Mrs Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Years 12 and 13, Mrs Owen (email@example.com)
You are also invited to contact me directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do remember that staff are unlikely to be available without notice in person or by telephone (they are busy working with children); email is by far the most effective way to contact us! Likewise, those parents who attend school without an appointment will be politely declined.
Mr I Loynd, Headteacher