FROM YOUR HEAD TEACHER
Dear Parents and Carers,
This week we were delighted to host our next Year 7 parents at a welcome evening on Tuesday. I know that the choice of a secondary school is a very important decision and one that local parents will have thought long and hard about. I am, therefore, pleased to report that the school is over-subscribed for September 2017. This is a clear demonstration of the confidence that the local community has placed in us and an affirmation of all the good work of our staff and pupils since we opened our doors in September 2015.
On Thursday, we hosted Year 6 pupils from Latchmere Primary who took part in a STEM Forensic Discovery day, delivered by students from Kingston University. We very much value our partnership with Kingston University and are continually looking for opportunities for collaboration. Latchmere teachers also visited this week to observe our outstanding Maths provision and were impressed.
We are experiencing a big increase in issues arising from our pupils' use of social media outside of school time. This is clearly a difficult area and all of us are in somewhat uncharted waters. However, I would urge you all to be vigilant about what your children are posting on any online platform. I would like to remind parents about the acceptable use of mobile phones in school. Pupils must have their phones switched off at school and they must not be used in lessons, in toilets or at break or lunch time. This message has been reinforced with the pupils and we would appreciate your support in reminding your children.
Behaviour is still not up to the exacting standards that we set ourselves. I will be writing to parents early next week to provide further advice on children's use of social media and also with an update on how we are working to achieve excellent behaviour from all.
At last the sun seems to be coming out and plans are being finalised to plant up our flowerbeds and install the long awaited artificial grass!
Have a good weekend.