Dear Parent/Carer,

Headteacher’s Letter - Week 24

This week Form Tutors have led discussions with their forms about the themes related to the serious case review. I would like to thank the parent/carers who attended yesterday’s Global Majority forum for their open, honest and solution focused discussion. One key message from yesterday’s discussion was the importance of reflection and acknowledgement in such a complex case to inform future policy and practice.

Meeting with Staff

We have had an increase in parents coming to the school without appointments and demanding to meet with staff members. Please note that staff will be unavailable to meet with you without a prior appointment and therefore will not be able to meet you at short notice. If your matter is urgent and you require to speak to someone, please call Reception.

Parent/Carers of SEND Students Forum – Monday 28th March 7.00pm

On Monday 28th March, I will be leading the SEND parent/carer forum which will be an opportunity for parent/carers to come together with the School’s leadership to co-produce our parent forum, similar to our Global Majority forum. You can find a link to the forum at the bottom of the email.

CEN Live Parent/Carer Virtual Coffee Morning – Tuesday 29th March 10.30am – 11.30am

Communities Empowered Network (CEN Live) are hosting a virtual coffee morning on Tuesday 29th March with Toby Sachsenmaier, Clinical Psychologist in how to identify problems that cause challenging behaviour, and how to solve them. To register for the event, please click on this link.

Last day of term – Friday 1st April 2022

On Friday 1st April, students will be dismissed at 12.30pm. If your child is entitled to Free School Meals and would like a packed lunch to be provided, please email with your child’s full name and year group by Wednesday 30th March. The school reopens on Tuesday 19th April and students are expected to arrive at the normal time by 8.25am.

Year 7 and 8 Easter Enrichment – Monday 4th April – Thursday 7th April.

We will be holding an Easter Enrichment Provision for Year 7 and 8 students, which will take place from Monday 4th April to Thursday 7th April. The programme will entail a range of activities such as literacy, drama, sports, podcasting and music sessions held over four hours per day from 10.00am – 2.30pm.

To secure your child’s place, please complete this form by Wednesday 30th March. Please note that spaces are limited. We will then write to confirm whether you child has been successful in securing a place. For any further information, please email Lois Gillie, Enrichment Officer,

Term Dates 2022 – 2023

To view our term dates for next academic year, please click on this link.

Year 11 & Year 13 Prom Dates 2022

Year 13 Prom will take place on the evening of Thursday 30th June and Year 11 Prom will take place on Friday 1st July.

If you would like to offer any support for the Proms, we will be holding a joint Year 11 & Year 13 Parent/Carer Prom meeting on Tuesday 19 April at 3.10pm. To take part in this please contact Daisy Katova-Bedrosyan by emailing and we will contact you with further details.

Year 13 UCAS update

Students are now receiving several different offers from their chosen universities. Please remind them that there is no rush to make final decisions at this point, and they should consider spending time carefully looking into each choice further and attending further visits if necessary to help make their final decisions. The deadline for reply is Friday 10 June if all offers were received before Friday 20 May. Further information on Student finance will follow.

Year 13 Apprenticeships and work-based learning

For those students that are interested in alternatives to university, please ask them to contact Juliet Alexander to support them with this. Juliet’s extensive knowledge of alternatives to university will help support in making decisions on progression beyond the Sixth Form. Please ask your child to book an appointment by clicking here using their school email account. Juliet will be available every Monday.

Parent/Carer Forums

Please see below the upcoming forums for this term. Summer Term Parent/Carer forums will be announced shortly.


Time and Date

Joining Link to Meeting

Year 12 Parent/Carers

Thursday 24th March 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Click here to join the virtual meeting

Parent/Carers of SEND Students

Monday 28th March 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Click here to join the virtual meeting

Whilst hearing of the case of Child Q which has caused understandable anger within our society, I am hopeful we will support each other in healing during this process. I end this week’s letter with the following quote:

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members - Coretta Scott King, an American author, activist and civil rights leader

Wishing you a restful weekend.

With best wishes,

Zehra Jaffer