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Headteacher January 2020 – Letter to Parents

Published on 7th January 2020



Dear Parents and Carers

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy New Year.

Mr Crabtree, having been nominated by his KS4 GCSE students won a fine accolade, namely Inspirational Teacher of the Year in Nottingham. He was understandably delighted and also humbled at the same time.

There were a number of events that occurred in the last few weeks of last term that I believe you would want to be aware of; the Christmas Concert was a huge success. Over 120 children took part and approximately 30 staff either were helping or in attendance as were a large number of governors. The PTA provided refreshments and a raffle that raised in excess of £300. The quality of the performances was impressive and importantly the children enjoyed themselves in a great show of community cohesion. Many children performed at a local residential home. Others visited patients at the QMC who were in hospital over Christmas and took letters of encouragement written by students from all year groups. These examples help to develop students’ character and highlight the commitment of staff in supporting that process.

Student/Parent Privacy Notice

We have updated our Student/Parent Privacy Notice to reflect how data is used and shared by the school. The latest version is available in the policies section on the school  website.

Dates – reminders

Year 11 will receive their Mock Exam results in January. Year 11 Parents’ Evening is on Thursday 30th January 2020.

Year 10 Science Mocks are scheduled to commence the week beginning 20th January 2020.

Year 9 Parents’ Evening is on Thursday 9th January 2020.  Year 9 Design Day takes place on Friday 24th  January 2020.  A large number of technical companies support the school and our students in making them aware of their future career opportunities. Year 9 Options Evening is on February 12th 2020.

Year 7 Hagg Farm This will take place over two weeks January 13th- 24th 2020 and individuals are aware of the dates they are due to attend. I am absolutely delighted that the overwhelming majority of students will be taking part. It really helps our young people settle into the ‘Fernwood Family’.

If the students continue to work hard and conduct themselves as expected I am confident of another positive term ahead.

Kind regards

Paul Burke
Headteacher

Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
0115 9286 326 | admin@fernwoodschool.org.uk
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