Year 8 Welcome Back Letter

19th March 2021

Dear Parent/guardian,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back our Year 8 students to the college after a challenging recent period for them due to the most recent lockdown.  I am really proud of how the students adapted to the process of live lessons and online learning and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support in making this brand new style of learning a success for the students. 

It is a pleasure to see the students now back in college, looking so smart and enthusiastic and ready for the new challenges that lie ahead during the rest of Year 8.  Please do ensure that students are supplied with sanitiser and face masks as per the guidance sent out by Mr McClarey earlier this year.

Please do not hesitate to contact Form Tutors or myself if you have any concerns about your son or daughter. As well as email you can also communicate with your child’s tutor using the student planner.  I would also encourage you to download the college’s MyEd app if you have not already done so as this app contains lot of useful information and has now become the primary method of communication from college to parents.

Just one date for your diary; the Easter break begins on Thursday April 1st and more details about the end of term will be released in due course.

If you have any queries regarding uniform, the policy is on the parents section of the website. We recognise that there may be challenges with regards to getting hold of new uniform during lockdown, due to growth and wear and tear, so please do get in touch if this is currently an issue.  Could I also ask that you ensure your child’s belongings have their name in them so that they can be identified if they are sent to Pupil Reception? 

A reminder that if your child brings a mobile phone to College for use before or after school it is their responsibility to ensure that it is switched off and out of sight on school grounds during the school day. If your child is unable to attend College for any reason please contact the office before College begins to inform your child’s Tutor of their absence on 01905 352245 or again, use the MyEd app.

I look forward to working together with you during the rest of this academic year.

Yours sincerely,

Mr K.Dobson

Head of Year 8