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11 October 2019

Dear parent / carer

We are very nearly at the end of the first half term and the change in weather is definitely making it feel autumnal! We were delighted to see so many Year 7 parents/carers at the Year 7 Settling In Evening yesterday and are equally delighted that your children are enjoying their time at secondary school.

Improving communication

As part of my ongoing effort to ensure our communication with you is good, I explained in my last update that we have invested in a programme called Class Charts to record information about students’ effort, behaviour and attendance. If you are experiencing any difficulties with this programme/App or you require log on details and instructions, please contact your child’s Head of Year. Please do take advantage of this method of communication as I believe it will enable you to feel more engaged in your child’s education.

Parent governor election

Enclosed with this letter is a letter about the election of our next parent governor. We have three candidates and they have written a short statement about themselves to help you decide. Please do use your vote and return the ballot paper by 9.00am on Friday 25 October. I will announce the successful candidate in my first update after half term.

Year 11 updates

I would like to bring your attention to three events that are coming up over the next few weeks to keep you informed about your child’s progress and support you and them in making the decision about education post 16.

Before the holiday you will receive a progress report for this half term, please take time to talk through this with your child and bring it along with you to Parents’ Evening so that their subject teachers can discuss it with you.

Parents’ Evening is on Wednesday 6 November, from 5-7pm. The booking system will go live on Monday at 4pm. Please go to our website and click on the Parents’ Evening tab. Appointments  will book up fast and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

A further key date for your diary is Thursday 14 November, 5-7pm, which is our Sixth Form Open Evening and a great opportunity to support your child in making the big decisions about their next steps.

Key dates

If you did not receive a copy of the key dates for this year or you mislay your copy, it’s available online at Lawnswood School - School calendar

In the next couple of weeks, you may want to be aware of the following:

  • Monday 14 October                           Y8 HPV Immunisations
  • Tuesday 15 October                           Y10 Trip – Youth Summit
  • Period 1 Y10 LSS Workshop (25 students) Period 2 Y11 LSS Workshop (25 students)
  • Wednesday 16 October                     Year 10 Re-start a Heart Training
  • Saturday 19/Sunday 20 October        Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
  • Tuesday 22 October                           Y12 and 20 x Y11 STEM Workshop – Morrisons
  • Friday 25 October                                         Sixth Form – Halloween Bake Sale

Best wishes,

Mrs J Bell


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