Headteacher Update 11th December 202011/12/20
I hope you are well.
END OF TERM
Term will end for students at 1pm on Friday 18th December. You may have read or seen that the DfE had suggested that schools might have an INSET day next Friday. What was less widely publicised was that if this happened students would have to make up the day later in the school year; so our plans remain unchanged.
Next week at school will be as normal as possible. There will be no reward trip to the Trafford Centre or Carol Concerts at St John’s Church. We will have Christmas services for Year 7 on Wednesday, however, and Period 4 on Friday will be spent with Form Tutors.
We have also decided that Period 6 will not take place next week for Year 11 and 10 students. The approach of students to this, and their studies in general, has been really positive this term and we are very pleased with where we are with our curriculum coverage; staff have also been incredibly positive in their approach. So we will regroup with Period 6 again on Monday 4th January 2021.
The early finish next Friday will give staff the opportunity to say a formal (virtual) farewell to Elizabeth Parker-Clark. Elizabeth was meant to leave us in the summer following 15 years of incredible service to Hartford’s school community. In the midst of the pandemic I asked her to remain with us on a part time basis for this term. So many students, parents and staff have benefited from her wise counsel and support during her time here.
Not only is she an inspirational teacher but her contribution to the leadership of the school over so many years has been exceptional. She will be missed on a professional and personal level by so many people – not least myself – and she leaves with our heartfelt thanks and very best wishes for her future.
TEST AND TRACE OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
On a practical note regarding Test and Trace I must give you the following advice.
Thank you for your continued support. The last email of the year next week will be a little lighter…I’m sure you can’t wait!
In Caritas et Veritas,