The report will also be available on the OFSTED website in the next few days.
I am very proud of the judgement for our school which reflects the hard work and dedication from our students, staff, parents/carers and the wider school community.
Throughout the inspection a large number of our students were spoken to by the inspectors regarding a range of topics and the students positive feedback was humbling to hear as they are the focus of all that we do as a school.
I am also incredibly proud of the staff team who work so hard day in, day out to support our students. This report certainly reflects their dedication to our students and the school as a whole.
I would like to thank all those parents/carers who sent messages of encouragement, completed the OFSTED survey and/or spoke directly to the inspectors.
However, as I have shared with the staff team, whilst this report is a fantastic validation of what we continually strive to achieve as a school, it does not mean we can or should take our ‘foot off the pedal’. As a school we constantly reflect on how we can grow and provide better support and more opportunities for the students. As such, every new day represents another opportunity to do more, another opportunity to develop and improve and another opportunity to help our students take the next step in their individual journeys.
Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, it has been confirmed that the State Funeral will be held on Monday 19 September, and that this day will be a Bank Holiday.
While the delivery of essential public services will continue during the period of National Mourning, including the Bank Holiday, schools and further education settings are not expected to remain open on this day. We will be closed on Monday 19th September.
Normal attendance is expected throughout the period of National Mourning, other than the Bank Holiday; should you and your family wish to request absence for exceptional circumstances in connection with the National Mourning, or for any other reason, please contact the relevant school site or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our admin team are contacting relevant transport companies to ensure they are aware of the closure.
From tomorrow (Friday 8th July), through until the end of next week, we are set to experience very high temperatures and minimal cloud coverage.
Therefore we will be relaxing our uniform policy and if students prefer to wear PE kit (trainers, black shorts and white t-shirts) rather than school uniform they can do so in order to be more comfortable whilst at school. With only two weeks remaining, we will keep this in place until the end of the summer term.
We will be reminding students to drink regularly, providing access to sun cream if they are on outside lessons/trips and suggest they bring hats to wear for outside lessons – Outdoor Education, PE, Farm and any school trips planned. Students will be expected to remove hats indoors.
If you have any queries regarding this, please speak to your child’s tutor in the first instance.