Dear Parents and Carers,
We had a very special visitor in school on Tuesday. Councillor Brian Rigby MBE, Chairman of the Dean Trust, came in as he has decided to retire following 28 years of service in the Trust. Cllr Rigby came to say his goodbyes to pupils and staff and was treated to a performance from our school choir in his honour. He was instrumental in the planning and building of DTA and we would like to thank Cllr Rigby for all his hard work and wish him good luck in his retirement.
Year 8 and 9 exams commenced on Monday. Well done to all the pupils who have worked hard in preparation for these. The papers from all the exams are now being marked and the results will be included in your child’s report, which will be sent home in January.
Thank you to all the Year 9 parents who attended Parents Evening yesterday. It was great to see such a high turnout. It is an exciting time for Year 9 as they have started considering their Key Stage 4 options. If you couldn’t make it and wish to discuss your child’s progress then please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
May I take this opportunity to remind you that lessons and learning in school continue, as normal, right until the last day when we finish for the Christmas break. Please also note that holidays cannot be authorised by the school and we would ask you to be mindful of this when booking holidays or trips. Fixed penalty notices will be issued by the local authority if pupils have 5 or more days of unauthorised absence. We expect all pupils to be in school.
We welcome the arrival of our new Assessment Administrator next week. As Ms Allen is joining us at this late stage in the term, Year 7 reports should be issued before the Christmas break and Year 8 and 9 on our return in January.
Enjoy the rest of the articles in this week’s edition.