Headteacher Letter – End of Year 2020-21
Dear parents / guardians,
We now approach the end of what has been an unprecedented year in school. The year 11 and 13 final assessments are now complete and we find ourselves in the fortunate position of being able to celebrate with Year 11 and 13 in their leavers’ events. Recognising the achievements of our students during their time at our school is always a highlight. Equally we look forward to their next steps in life and the range of opportunities that lie before them.
As with everything, when one things ends another begins as we are now planning for and look forward to meeting our new Year 7 in September.
We have a number of colleagues leaving at the end of this academic year as they move to promotions, different parts of the country and new adventures. These are:
|· Samantha White||Teacher of MFL/Head of Year|
|· Eirini Birmpili||Teacher of Science|
|· Okan Hoplar||Teacher of Computing|
|· Stephanie Swan||Teacher of Business|
|· Heather O’Neill||Teacher of Food & Art|
|· Fatima El Meeyuf||KS3 Coordinator of Geography|
|· Elizabeth Priestley||Teacher of MFL|
|· Bethany Price||2 i/c History|
|· Saeed Deen||Teacher of Maths|
On behalf of the whole school community, I would like to thank them for their contribution to school life and wish each of them continued happiness and success.I have inserted below guidance from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets guidance on school attendance for September 2021:
- Families who have travelled abroad, or are planning to travel during the summer period, need to ensure that children are ready to return to school for the beginning of the autumn term.
- This includes any children who have travelled to red list countries, so families do need to consider whether they can manage any financial obligation caused by the requirement to hotel quarantine, as financial hardship can no longer be accepted as a reason not to be at school. Any quarantine/isolation that needs to be done will need to be completed by the beginning of the autumn term. Children on leave in term time will no longer be offered remote learning, absence will be unauthorised and parents will be liable to Penalty Notice fines.
- If children are out of school for longer than twenty days, schools will inform parents that if the child is not back in school by the twenty-first day the child may be removed from roll and lose their school place.
Term dates 2020-21 – reminder
As we prepare for the new academic year, I would like to remind you of the 2021-22 term dates, which are listed below and include the two-week half term break in the autumn.
1st September 2021 – 21st December 2021
Half Term: 25th October – 5th November 2021 (2 weeks)
Christmas Holiday: 22nd December 2021 – 3rd January 2022
4th January 2022 – 1st April 2022
Half Term: 14th – 18th February 2022
Easter Holiday: 4th April – 18th April 2022
19th April -22nd July 2022
Half Term: 30th May – 3rd June 2022
End of academic year 2022: 22nd July 2022
End of Year/ Start of Academic Year Arrangements
This school year will end on Friday 16th July 2021. Students will follow their normal lessons for periods one and two, and from 11.15am until 11.30am there will be a staggered dismissal.
The new school year will begin for the new Year 7 on 2nd September with their own induction programme on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd September. Details for the start of the year for the new 7s are in a letter sent to parents. All students should attend school in full uniform.
Students starting in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 will attend school on Friday 3rd September 2021 from 11am until 1pm. Again, all students should attend school in full uniform. The details for each year group are below:
Years 8 + 11 Years 9 + 10
Friday 3rd September Friday 3rd September
Timing of day: 11.00-1.00 Timing of day: 11.00-13.00
11.00 Assembly in Sports Hall 11.00 – 12.30 Induction with tutors
11.30 – 1.00 Induction with tutors 12.30 – 1.00 Assembly in Sports Hall
Year 12 Year 13
Friday 3rd September Friday 3rd September
Timing of day: 9.00am -1.40pm Timing of day: 10.00am – 1:00pm
9.00am – 10.00am Assembly 10.00am – 11.00am Assembly (followed by 20 minute break)
10.00am – 1:40pm Induction 11.20am – 1.00pm Tutor activities
1.40pm – Dismissal 1pm – Dismissal
Following the registration day, all students will attend school from Monday 6th September 2021 following their normal timetable.
I would like to wish all of our school community a restful and enjoyable summer, and look forward to seeing you all again in September.