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  • Writer's pictureMr S. Jones

Headteacher's Weekly Update - 14th October 2022

I hope this letter finds you and your families well; a Friday update for you as always.


A steady week in school this week as we approach the final one before the half term holiday.


We welcomed back the ICEE team this week, who worked with a group of fifty or so Year 10 students to deliver the Practical Success Principles Workshop. Through this programme, students work on Significance values such as what is your why, developing a growth mindset, developing and designing their life and goals for the future, a personal finance session and a focus on wellbeing. Feedback from students was very positive with students stating “the day has positively impacted my mindset and taught me a lot”, “The sessions have motivated me more” and “attending the sessions has helped me to see things in a different light and has inspired me”.


We continue to drive forward with our objective to be a cashless school. Knowing that the majority of our families are confidently using the app for payments, we are keen to support those still using cash because they have experienced problems using the app. We ask that you get in touch with the school so that we can help you resolve those issues. We recognise that a small number of families are unable to make electronic payments due to exceptional personal circumstances, if this is the case for your family, we ask that you write a note in your child’s journal and ask them to bring it to the Main Office, so that we are aware where an alternative method of payment will need to be offered. After half term we will only be accepting cash for exceptional

circumstances, and only at the Main Office. Please ensure your child is aware that cash will not be taken at the tills at any time, we thank you for your cooperation here.


The deadline to sign students up for music lessons has been extended, so if you are interested in this for your child please use the link sent out last week. The new deadline is 17th October.


Classics for All's annual moot trial returns this month. On Wednesday 26th of October, between

6.00pm-7.15pm, Alexander the Great, the legendary classical hero, stands trial at the UK Supreme Court; he is charged with four counts of violation of the laws and customs of war. Join us all in watching the proceedings online and discover the man behind the myth. To access the event, please click on the following hyperlink: https://youtu.be/EQPSdyGW7b4


Year 11 Progress evening will take place on Thursday 3rd November, from 4.30pm - 7.00pm. We

have returned to an appointment system here. Students will receive their appointment sheets on Monday. Please encourage your child to make appointments promptly and please do not hesitate to reach out to the Year 11 team if you have any questions, they are on hand to help.


Finally, congratulations to Kira Apansovic in 7T and Kacper Gniatkowski in 9S who topped the rewards points charts last week with twenty-four each, keep up the good work.


Yours sincerely


Mr Sam Jones

Headteacher

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