HD Letter to Parents 17th July 2018

17 th  July 2018

Dear Parents/Carers
 
We have come to the end of another busy and sometimes exhausting academic year.  Can I, once again, thank you for all the support you have given to the school.  It is really appreciated as the more we work in partnership with you, the better the progress we see in your child at
school.
 
There  are  so  many  things  to  celebrate  that  I  have  asked  staff  to  put  together  another newsletter for you.  You will also receive the Annual Governing Body Report to Parents as the new term unfolds in the Autumn.
 
Can I remind you that although Monday 3 rd  September in the official start date to the term it is a designated training day for staff.  ALL pupils are expected to return for an 8.40 start on Tuesday 4th  September 2018.  Year 12 to arrive at 8.40 a.m. and Year 13 at 10.00 a.m.
 
Can I , respectfully, ask you for your support in making sure that your child is wearing the correct  school  uniform.   This  is  not  something that  we want  to  fight  about  but  is  equally, something that we will continue to implement.  Our uniform requirements are in planners and on our website.   I wanted also  to  refresh  parents and carers on our agreed Behaviour  and Rewards Policy.  We operate under three simple expectations:
 
1.  Pupils will be ready to learn.
2.  Pupils will be respectful of staff and peers.
  and
3.  Pupils will behave responsibly.
 
These are not new rules and are ones they will be familiar with from Primary School.
 
Visitors to our school always commended us on the fantastic behaviour of our pupils.  We work very hard to maintain this and want our systems to reflect that the vast majority of our learners behave very well. In September, your child will tell you about all the opportunities they will have to achieve positive points that will lead to receiving ‘Love to Shop’ vouchers.  I can’t wait to see how many pupils will get these in time for Christmas!
 
One thing I would like to raise with you is the number of children regularly drinking high energy or fizzy drinks.  This is not appropriate for their health.  We are working hard to be identified  as  a  healthy  school,  so  would  ask  that  water  or  sugar  free  drinks  are  provided instead. 

Lewis Girls’ School is continuing to move forward.  It has the commitment and dedication of a strong Governing Body and effective teaching staff.   We currently have a vacancy for a Community Governor.  To qualify as a Community Governor a person has to live or work in the school community or be a person in the opinion of the Governors is committed to the good government and success of the school.  If you are interested, please contact the Chair of Governors via the school.
 
I look forward to all the new academic year will bring!
 
Have a wonderful Summer.
 
Best wishes.
 
Your sincerely 
  
Dr. H. Duncan
HEADTEACHER