Headteacher's Weekly Update - 1st April 2022
I hope this letter finds you and your families well, a Friday update for you as we break up for
the Easter holidays.
Another challenging week for us in school in terms of Covid, with record numbers of positive
cases in the school, notably for teaching staff. As a result, we had no alternative, but to move
to remote learning for one year group, every day this week. My sincere apologies for any
disruption this caused you. I hope that infection rates are lower after the holidays, and that the
immunity being built up in all those that have had Covid-19, helps us manage the situation,
without the need for more remote learning next term.
Accompanying this letter are two from the Director of Public Health Waltham Forest, one is
regarding Covid vaccination clinics available over the Easter break, the second is aimed at Year 9
students regarding their 3-in-1 booster and Meningitis vaccinations. Please do have a look at
Thank you for your patience with the issues we have been experiencing with the MyEd app in
the last few days. We have just been informed by the support team that parents experiencing
missing student details, should now be able to clear the problem by carrying out a data synch.
If this applies to you please tap the small square (made up of 3 horizontal lines) at the top of
the home screen, and from the drop down list tap Synch Data. You should receive a success
message on the screen indicating that the data synched successfully, please then check to see if
your child’s details have been restored. Do get in touch if this doesn’t work for you or if you
have any further problems.
School will be open to Year 11 students over the Easter holiday with both targeted sessions for
individuals as well as a space for students to come in and revise independently. Please have a
look at Ms Tyrell’s excellent video, on the school website, to help families better understand how
they can support their Year 11 son/daughter in the lead up to the exams. There are just
eighteen school days left until the GCSE exams begin, the clock is ticking.
We welcomed Maths leads, from over thirty Waltham Forest Primary Schools, on Tuesday this
week. Again, it is very pleasing to see Kelmscott at the epicentre of educational improvement in
Well-done to Alexandra Cocos in 8L who topped the rewards points list with 25 last week, keep
up the good work.
I hope families enjoy a well-earned rest this Easter, as always, many thanks for your ongoing
support. A reminder that we return to school, following the holidays, at the normal time on
Tuesday 19th April.
Mr Sam Jones