Thank you for your support this term – added on 18 February 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support this term and to wish you a restful half-term break next week, for those of you who may be able to get some time off. I have shared a few items, below, for you to take a moment over, please.

  • Government Covid restrictions seem to be easing, but we continue to be in regular contact with Public Health; we can assure you that we are still doing all we can to ensure the school remains as Covid-secure as possible.
  • The weather has been hideous recently, and the forecast is not very encouraging! Our site staff regularly survey the building to make sure it remains a safe place for all our students, staff and visitors. Roof repairs to the 1936 Building will take place over the course of next week, weather permitting.
  • As far as possible, please arrange for any of your child’s medical appointments to take place outside of school time, although we appreciate this is not always manageable.
  • We are incredibly proud of our school uniform and the fact that the vast majority of our students wear it with pride. Please remind your child of the need to follow the school uniform rules.
  • It might worthwhile just checking your child’s school meal account, to ensure they are in credit. This can be done via ParentPay.
  • Over the half term, the school’s IT network will be undergoing some essential maintenance, so this may limit your child’s access to the VLE (Frog), certainly at the beginning of the week.
  • Year 11 and Year 13 students will be sitting a further set of mock examinations for two weeks from the 28 February. They have received their mock exam timetables. Please do encourage your child to be spending their days next week with a balance of rest, relaxation and fun combined with essential revision. This will most definitely pay dividends in the summer!

We are all awaiting the Prime Minister’s announcements on 21 February about the potential lifting of some of the country’s Covid restrictions. The Department for Education is planning to issue new guidance to schools next week, and I will keep you updated on how this may affect our families. Please keep an eye on our website and your emails as we ease into March.

In closing, we look forward to welcoming the students back to Harton on the 28 February at the usual time.

With every good wish to you and your loved ones.

Mr D. R. Amos
Acting Head Teacher

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