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  • Writer's pictureMr S. Jones

Headteacher's Weekly Update - 25th March 2022

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


Like many schools locally and nationally, Covid has reared its head again this week with 16

positive cases in students, and a significant number of staff cases too. This has made for a

challenging week, with lessons being covered by staff left in school, agency staff being brought

in to cover, and some classes being collapsed. It is not out of the realms of possibility that we

may need to ask a year group to work remotely, next week, to free up staff to cover. Please

keep a close eye on the MyEd app, we will do our utmost to ensure this doesn’t happen of

course.


SLT spent the afternoon on Wednesday off-site, carrying out some strategic planning for next

academic year. There are many exciting plans afoot, that we will inform you about in due

course.


On Thursday we hosted a conference for forty Waltham Forest, Primary School, English leads.

They spent the day discussing plans for the delivery of English in our Primary Schools next year.

It is great that Kelmscott can be at the very epicentre of such learning.


For parents/carers of students in Years 7 and 8, payment for the end of year trip to Kidzania,

has now been added to your cashless accounts; we kindly request prompt payment to secure

your child’s place. If you are experiencing any issues connecting to your account, please get in

touch so payment can be made by the 31st March deadline. All educational visits are now

payable through our cashless system. Please check your MyEd message box regularly to see if

you have been sent a visit sign-up/consent form for your child, you can also find these by going

to the Forms button in the Student section of the app. The online sign-up process usually allows

a two-week window to sign up, followed by a further week to make payment, the deadlines will

be clearly indicated on the form. Your prompt response to visit offers and payment requests is

much appreciated. Thank you for your cooperation here.


Congratulations to Imogen Arthur 10L and Izzah Chaudhury 10C who successfully applied for

the prestigious Universify Project. They will receive expert mentoring as well as a week’s

residential at Cambridge University. A big well done to both.


The Leisure Centre car park next door to the school is moving to automatic number plate

recognition technology, in the next few weeks, to facilitate payments in the car park. Please be

mindful of this, if you use the car park to drop off or collect your child.


Finally, congratulations to Sufyaan Bashir 7E, Artur Milasevski 7S, Lukman Mohamed 7L and

Lukas Petrovas 7L who were joint top of the rewards point chart with 23 rewards points. Great

to see Year 7 leading the way, keep up the good work.


One week to go before the Easter holidays, let’s keep pushing until then. We break up on Friday

1st April at 12.40pm, this is not an April Fool’s Day joke – I promise.


Yours sincerely


Mr Sam Jones

Headteacher

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