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  • Writer's pictureMr S. Jones

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

this information.

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

the Borough.

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.

Yours sincerely

Mr Sam Jones




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