Letter from the Headteacher - 21.07.2023
July 21st 2023
I would like to thank you for the support you have shown to the school and me throughout the Spring and Summer Terms. It has been a very busy school year for everyone and I know that many of you are looking for assurance of our commitment to your child’s education and seeing further stability at Falmouth School.
I am very proud of our students and our staff for engaging with the improvements we are undertaking. To conclude this academic year we can celebrate many aspects together.
I would like to wish all Year 11 and Year 13 students a restful and enjoyable summer break. They concluded the exam season successfully and none of it would happen without your active support. We worked intensively on adapting timetables and providing support as much as possible for students leading up to and during this exam season. This will be further strengthened for future years. We look forward to seeing students on their results day so that we can have another opportunity to congratulate them and share with them fond encouragement for their future. Information on how to collect the exam results for Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 students has been circulated by Mr Mitchell.
Many events took place this Summer Term which we all need to celebrate:
● an amazing Sports Day;
● the Duke of Edinburgh expeditions supporting students as part of their Bronze Award; ● Year 7 – Year 9 end of year exams;
● Year 10 and Year 12 work experience week;
● residential trips for creative arts and history that mark a new era for Falmouth School; ● fantastic transition days for our new students joining us in Year 7 in September amongst many others;
● restorative practice training for future student mentors with RJ Working in Trebah Gardens;
I am happy to share with you the latest leadership team structure as of September 2023. The structure will be as follows:
Mr Jacob Price
Mrs Christy Benney
Quality of Education - Teaching and Learning and CPD
Mr Adam Hayward
Behaviour & Attitudes and Transition
Mrs Samantha Hendy
Safeguarding and Pastoral
Mr Alastair Mitchell
Quality of Education - Assessment and Outcomes and Pupil Premium
I would like to say thank you to Mr George, my Deputy Headteacher who from September changes his focus to being an asset to the Science department in the class teacher role. Mr George has given a lot to the school over the years and it is great to see that he will continue sharing his passion for science with our students further. We have engaged intensively in the recent recruitment round and have had some great successes, although we are not there with science yet, we have plans to support. We look forward to our new colleagues joining us in September.
As with other Trust schools we plan to have Activities Week in July 2024 that will take place 15-19 July 2024. Activities Week will become a regular feature on the school calendar and will usually take place within the last 2-3 weeks of the academic year. Also, work experience for Year 10 and 12 students, local based activities, as well as a number of residential trips will take place during that time. The DoE expeditions will be scheduled to fit into this time frame as well. The precise schedule of these activities will be tailored based on staffing and logistics.
We can share that the History London Trip for Year 10 students is planned already. A new trip for 2024 - Med Adventure for Year 7 - Year 9 students - that will hopefully become a regular feature - also will be announced in early September.
Further, Belgium, History & English Trips for Year 8 and Year 9 students are planned for 1-4 July 2024 and we hope to plan and introduce further activities.
We look forward to seeing all our students showcasing the Falmouth School sense of belonging by being present and learning-ready every day. The uniform expectations are very clear on our school website and you can find them http://www.falmouth.cornwall.sch.uk/240/uniform
We look forward to rewarding all our students on 5 September for the highest levels of attendance and thus promoting their success in education.
On behalf of all staff at Falmouth School I would like to wish you all a restful and enjoyable summer break. Thank you for all your kind support so far and I look forward to your further support in the future on our journey together as the Falmouth Family.
Mrs L Chanter
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