End of term letter

Our Ref; LM/KW

15 December 2015

Dear Parents/Carers

As we draw to the end of the autumn term I would like to thank you once again for your continued support. There have been many changes since September and students and staff have embraced these changes in order to help move the school forward as quickly as possible.

The new school website is now live and can be found at www.sph.academy. This is a work in progress and we will continue to improve and develop it over the coming months. The hope is that this will enable us to communicate more effectively with you in all aspects of school life.

We now have water coolers positioned at various points around the school building which means your child is able to access drinking water throughout the day. The students are happy with this and making good use of the facility.

Teaching and learning is a key focus for me as the Headteacher and I am committed to securing outstanding teachers which will ultimately provide the best possible outcomes for your child. Last week, I was busy interviewing for a number of positions and I am pleased to announce the appointment of the following staff;

Mrs J Nash – Pastoral Support Officer. Mrs Nash will begin in January 2016 and her focus will be to improve attendance across the school and support the pastoral team.

Mr D Fairhurst – Cover Supervisor – to begin January 2016

Mr S White – Head of PE – to begin January 2016

Mrs K Kernohan – Head of Humanities – to begin April 2016

Miss K Newton – Teacher of English – to begin April 2016

We finish for the Christmas break on Friday 18th December 2015 at 12:15pm and return on Monday 4th January 2016 at 08:45am. I hope you enjoy the Christmas break and spend quality with your family. I look forward to working with you during 2016.

Have a Happy and Holy Christmas.

Yours sincerely

Mrs L. Morris