Module 2 Welcome Back
I hope that you and your family are having a restful break.
We are looking forward to welcoming all students and staff back for the start of Module 2. We had a highly successful Module 1 and will celebrate our achievements in the next newsletter (which will be sent separately). Our priorities remain the same as we go forward; a safe community with high quality teaching and learning, progress and achievement for all. We would like to thank families for your continued support which is much appreciated. Please find a few reminders below:
The government has not changed its guidance on Covid-19 measures in schools since the start of this academic year. We continue to monitor the situation and will adapt plans as necessary, informing staff and families beforehand. For those students who are using the Covid-19 Self-Test kit at home, this testing and reporting process will continue until further notice and your child will be provided with another Self-Test kit when they return.
Attendance and Punctuality
All students are required to return to the academy on Monday 8th November. Students should arrive as normal to ensure they arrive at their first lesson in good time, ready to learn. If your child is unable to attend, please report this in the usual way. Any child who is not reported as absent will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. Good habits of attendance and punctuality are extremely important and contribute to successful individual outcomes.
I would like to remind you that students are able to purchase breakfast items from 8:00am using a cash only service before the academy day.
Equipment and Uniform
Please ensure that your child attends the academy each day in the correct uniform and with the correct equipment as this ensures that there is no disruption to their learning. Students should have at least one pen, one pencil, a rubber, and a ruler, although it is advisable they have more than one pen for a replacement. Students must also bring their Chromebook with them each day, fully charged and their PE kit on their allocated PE days.
Our high expectations of student uniform remain and our students should look smart at all times, wearing their uniform with pride. As we head towards the winter months, students may wish to begin to wear a coat. All coats should be plain black in colour and hoodies must not be worn. Other outdoor items such as scarves and gloves are to be plain black and must not be worn inside the academy. In reference to jewellery, a reminder that students are only allowed to wear a maximum of one small stud in each ear, worn in the lower lobe, and a wrist watch only, no other jewellery is permitted. Furthermore, the wearing of false eyelashes, acrylic nails and nail varnish is not allowed.
I am very grateful for your support in working together to ensure that our students can achieve the very best that they deserve. Should you require any further information on the contents of this letter, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s small school.
I wish you and your family good health and look forward to sharing with you the achievements of our students over the next module.