15th July 2022
ACADEMY UPDATE 38
Dear Parents and Carers
It’s hard to believe that we finish next Thursday at 1pm forthe summer break! The last two weeks have been increasingly uncomfortable dueto the heat wave and heat build-up within the central atrium of the Academybuilding and classrooms.
I have really appreciated the communications from you withsuggestions regarding the heat build-up throughout the day. Following student feedbackand request, we have adapted the uniform expectations to allow freedom for PEtops and shorts to be worn as an alternative to uniform if students wish.Students have really valued this and feel listened to when they have seen therelaxing of rules for their benefit.
Due to the expectations of extreme heat next Monday andTuesday, we have also decided to amend the school day as the weather is beingreported as a risk to health. So on Monday and Tuesday only, school willfinish at 1pm after an early lunch so that they are not in the building atthe extreme heat when we may experience 40 degrees within the Academy andlessons. If this causes any difficulty for you, please contact my PA JenniePhillips Jennie.email@example.com
This week we had coffee tasting from the organisation andcharity Change Please who were recently featured on TV by Jamie Oliver as theyput 100% of profit back to supporting the homeless. The coffee was deliciousand will be our main supplier from September when we switch from Chartwells toHarrisons for our catering. Please do research the Change Please charity as weare keen to support this very worthy cause. https://changeplease.org/
If you haven’t yet got your tickets for our musical Matildahurry as seats are filling up quickly. Students are really excited about thisfirst school performance for two years! Do come along if you want a treat and adefinite feel-good factor.
I could mention the recent graduation awards, Scholarshippresentations and award trips. However, I am genuinely delighted with everychild and the progress they are making not just with their academic journey butin their attitudes, skills for life and self-belief. Employers equally ratecharacter and ability to be resilient and decent good people alongsidequalifications. This is central to our curriculum aims and we care for everyone of our students’ readiness for a successful life
Well done to our fabulousstudents for raising £400 for the Ukrainian Appeal fund through our recentmufti day.
Have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.
MA, MBA, BA (Hons), NPQH
Catherine Davies - Executive Principal
MA, MBA, BA (Hons), NPQH