Year 9 Parents’ Evening and Options Evenings
Year 9 Parents’ Evening and Options Evenings were moved forward this year. As a result there is no evening event for Year 9 next week. As always if there are any concerns, please do contact your child’s form tutor in the first instance.
Year 9 English HAPs
Booster classes are starting on Tuesdays for some of our Year 9 English students. We intend to offer an extended programme to more students after Easter in a wider range of subjects.
Prohibited items in school (zero tolerance)
During the next few weeks we will be giving ‘knife-crime’ assemblies to all our students, which we also did last year. Ultimately carrying a knife makes someone far more likely to be a victim of a knife crime themselves, it certainly doesn’t make them safer. Due to our need to safeguard our students and the fact that carrying a knife in school is in itself a separate criminal offence, if anybody brings any kind of knife or anything that can be used as a weapon into school we operate a zero tolerance policy and will permanently exclude the student.
Similarly if any student ever brought drugs into school we would also operate zero tolerance. There is no place for illegal substances in our school and we have the duty to protect others students.
Students are not allowed to bring any items related to smoking or vaping into school. Smoking is a serious health hazard and the items used for smoking and vaping carry additional risks. If students have started to smoke, we have a stop smoking programme running in school, this can also be accessed through GPs. If you would like to access the course through school, please contact your Head of Year.