18th January 2019

Dear Parents,


YEAR TEN PARENTS' EVENING

Wednesday 6th February 2019


We would like to invite you to a parents' meeting during which you can talk to your child's teachers to discuss their academic progress to date and the work that will be necessary for your child to do to reach their highest grades in the final GCSE examinations.
 
The staff will be here from 4.30 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. and you will be able to make appointments at mutually suitable times.  Your son / daughter has an appointment sheet in their planner on which they will book appointments for you to see each member of staff.   
 

16th January 2019

Dear Parent,

REF: Tutor Groups Year 9  A, C, J, L

I would like to invite you to the Year 9 Pathways Evening on Wednesday 23rd January. The evening will begin with a presentation about the main aspects of the Key Stage 4 curriculum at 6pm in the main College Hall. This will last approximately 15 minutes and you will then have an opportunity to meet teachers of the option subjects until 7:15pm 

This is a vitally important evening for your child as their choice of GCSE subjects will have potential implications for progression onto A-Level courses, Apprenticeships and eligibility for undergraduate study at University.

Further information to help inform your child’s choices will be posted to you on Friday 18/1/19.

All members of the senior leadership team will also be on hand to answer any queries and give advice.

Plentiful, well lit parking is available at the front and rear of the college.

Yours sincerely

Mr Greg McClarey

Headteacher

 

7th December 2018

Dear Parent,

As the Autumn term draws to a close and we prepare for Christmas I am writing to inform you that on Friday 21st December we will be allowing students to wear their own smart and modest clothes to school.  We ask students to contribute a minimum of £1 for the privilege.  This year the money raised will be given to a charity called

The St David's Medical Centre, Nyandoro, Zimbabwe.

The college will close at 12.30pm.  The bus companies have been informed and the normal college buses will be available at this earlier time.  If it is not  possible for any student to leave at 12.30p.m. he/she can remain in the college under supervision.

Our Carol Service will take place in the College Hall on Thursday 20th December at 7p.m.  It is always a wonderful and joyous celebration of the start of Christmas.  I do hope that you will be able to join us as we celebrate Christ’s birth.

In conclusion I would like to thank you for your on-going support and to wish you a very happy and holy Christmas and New Year.

Yours sincerely

Greg McClarey

Headteacher


2nd October 2018

Dear Parent,

Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a national project, which is being run locally in partnership with Worcestershire County Council and West Mercia Police.

Operation Encompass is a process whereby the police and county council will inform a member of staff if a child or young person has experienced any domestic incident. This will be done prior to the start of the next school day. Information sharing between professional agencies allows school staff to provide emotional and practical support to their pupils experiencing domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse can broadly be defined as ‘any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour; violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who have been intimate partners or family members. This can include, but is not limited to the following types of abuse – psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional.

Operation Encompass ensures that a member of the school staff, usually the Designated Safeguarding Lead, is given special training, to enable them to liaise with the police and county council in receiving and using the information that has been shared, in confidence.

The sharing of details under Operation Encompass is permitted under Statutory Safeguarding Legislation and in respect of local authority schools under the Crime and Disorder Act (for the prevention of crime) and doing so without the child’s or parent’s consent is permissible under both pieces of legislation and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We want to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe, that where necessary, this will be beneficial in helping us to achieve that goal. Please make contact with me or the school’s Safeguarding Lead should you wish to discuss the content of this letter.

Attached is a list of local and national advice and support agencies who can help those who may be affected by domestic abuse.

To download the full letter, please click here.

Greg McClarey

Head Teacher



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