HD Letter to Parents 17th July 2018
17 th July 2018
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
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.
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.
Dr. H. Duncan