Headteacher's End of Term Newsletter April 2017
31 March 2017
Dear Parents, Carers, Students and friends of the school,
It has been yet another hugely busy and successful term. As we reach the Easter break with lighter evenings and hopefully brighter and warmer days it helps to focus the mind on the imminent arrival of the summer exam season. I do hope that all of our students taking exams this summer will make full use of the available time over Easter to do some thorough revision and preparation for these exams.
We all recognise how useful social media can be in communicating events and information quickly and to enable parents to communicate with each other. Please can I ask that these are used judiciously and that they should not be used to vent complaints or allegations about staff or make comments about specific children. I would ask that if you have any complaints or worries that you address them to the school directly and not use a public forum to discuss them. It can be particularly distressing for anyone to discover that they, or their child, may have been named online in this way. Thank you for your support.
Looking at the range of activities mentioned in this newsletter I am again reminded of the huge amount of extra-curricular activities that go on and success that we achieve. I am incredibly grateful to my colleagues who despite increasingly heavy workloads continue to give so freely of their time at lunchtimes, afterschool, in the evenings, at weekends and during holidays to enrich the learning and life experiences of the students. Let us hope that at some point soon the Government will recognise that the work of schools needs to be adequately funded if our young people are to continue to get the education that they deserve.
I wish you a very happy Easter break and look forward to welcoming the students back to school on Tuesday 18th April refreshed and ready for more!
Mr S C Marsh
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