Letters from the Headteacher
08.04.2022 Letter to Parents
April 8th 2022
Dear Parents, Carers and Families,
The end of term is nearly upon us and I am delighted to have welcomed so many of you into the school for a variety of events including the musical production, the Year 9 Options Evening and our Family Learning Event for Year 11 parents, carers and students.
In addition to this, our Celebration of Achievement evening has been, without doubt, one of the highlights of the year so far as we recognised the excellent work and outstanding effort of our students. As we work hard to raise standards at the school, it is important we acknowledge that the vast majority of our students make positive choices every day and always give of their best.
As we move forward, it is important that we continue to work together to make sure that students are ready for school and this includes being in the correct uniform. This is a topic I mention in many of my communications to you. The uniform says so much about us as a community and at the moment, it is not where we would like it to be. It is important that we have your support in making sure that your child wears a white shirt, black trousers or school skirt, school blazer and tie and black school shoes. Facial piercings are not permitted and it is particularly in this area, that we need both your support and co-operation. In striving to achieve a uniform that is smart in appearance, we do not want each day to start with a conversation about an item of uniform that is not allowed - please help us to achieve the standards that we are all working towards.
Break & Lunch
After Easter, we will be operating a traditional break-time canteen service for all year groups from 11.35am-11.55am with lunch being served to all from 1.00 onwards for Year 7 and 1.10-1.40pm for the rest of the school. I have attached a menu of the food that is being offered during these times.
The Year 11 exams begin officially three weeks into the Summer term-although the languages speaking exams will take place before then. We will be running an Easter Revision School and Mr George will be emailing parents and carers about this today.
This has been a challenging term for all schools in the country in terms of staff absence and Falmouth School has experienced staff absences which have resulted in a larger than normal number of supply staff being brought into the school to cover classes. The Supply agencies themselves have experienced staff sickness and as I have previously mentioned, Falmouth School teaching staff have provided emergency cover on a daily basis for the vast majority of this year. We are all hoping that the Easter holiday will provide something of a ‘circuit breaker’ so that we all return to school after Easter, fit and healthy. I am thankful that I have not yet had to send students home and resort to remote learning.
As the term draws to a close, we will be saying thank you and goodbye to colleagues who are moving to pastures new. I would like to thank them and all of you for your support and would like to wish you a very happy and healthy Easter. We look forward to welcoming the students back at 8.35am on Monday 25 April.
Brenda de Sousa
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