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End Of Term Letter December 2018

 Dear Parents/Carers

I would like to say a huge thank you to all of our parents and carers for the support you are giving to us in ensuring your children attend school. Our attendance figures are better than national average for all measures for the first time and we could not do that without you.

Not only are our students attending school more regularly, they also have an improved attitude to learning which is evidenced by the reduction in the number of comments that staff are having to put in planners. Improved attitudes also means a greater level of progress and this is also evidenced through the grades achieved already by the current Year 11 cohort. They have achieved highly, not only against the performance of previous cohorts here, but against students nationally.  A big Well Done! to all.

Thank you to all of the parents who attended our parent forum. It is important that we get feedback from you in order to make effective changes to help make things easier for you to support your child and share with you any issues we are aware of that could impact on your child outside of school so that we can help to keep everyone safe.

Our Christmas raffle is well underway and students should have brought home some raffle tickets to sell to relatives and neighbours as we have some great prizes, which have been kindly donated by local businesses.

Prizes include:

  • Sheffield United Football tickets
  • Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall family tickets
  • Studio 1 and Photogenix portrait sessions
  • Matlock Farm Park tickets, plus many more…
  • In addition, our fantastic hampers made by each form group

The final day of term is Friday 21st December and school will be finishing at 12.30pm. The buses have been rearranged for this time, but if that causes any problems for anyone then please do let us know and we can make arrangements for your child to be looked after until later.

Everyone at Whittington Green would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and we offer you our best wishes for a happy and successful 2019.

Yours sincerely

Tracey Burnside

Headteacher

 

Important dates for Term 3

Monday 7th January 2019 – Spring Term begins

Tuesday 29th January – Parent Workshop (information to follow next term)

Tuesday 5th February – Year 8 Options Evening and Year 7 and 8 Parents Evening