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Weekly Update 10/11/2023

Dear parents, carers and students


I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to update you on recent events and activities at our school.


Firstly, I want to express our immense pride in our students for their outstanding performance during the recent Ofsted inspection. We believe in celebrating success, and this Thursday, we hosted a celebratory lunch to commend our students for their continuous efforts. We hope you have had the opportunity to read and digest the inspection report.


As part of our commitment to recognising and rewarding our students, we organised a rewards trip to the Natural History Museum this week. Forty young people from Years 7 to Year 12 had the opportunity to participate in this enriching experience. I share this with you to highlight that every student in our school has the chance to be rewarded. These trips are a result of the character credits earned in class and around the school. The measurement of these credits occurs at the start of every term, and in the upcoming term, a new group of students will have the chance to be the highest achievers in their year group. We emphasise that this system is not meant to be elitist; rather, it is designed to make every young person feel they can earn character credits and have the chance to go on reward trips. We had a diverse group of students attend the trip, showcasing the inclusivity of our reward system.


Additionally, this week, our school observed Remembrance Day. While the national Remembrance Day falls on the 11th day of the 11th month, which is a Saturday this year, our school commemorated the event on Friday. Our students participated in a reflection activity following a performance of the Last Post by Mr Dawson. This provided an opportunity for them to reflect, not only on those who have lost their lives in past conflicts but also on the current global situations. We have had meaningful discussions with the students about the significance of Remembrance Day and appreciate your support in fostering their understanding of its importance.


Thank you for your ongoing support. We are proud of our school community and the achievements of our students.


Take care,


Louisa Seymour


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