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Posted: 13/01/2023

Letter to Parents 13th January 2023

 

 

 

January 13th 2023

 

Dear Parents and students 

The week has flown by with Years 11 and 13 starting online Public Examinations in some subjects. 

A range of activities have taken place across the school beyond the classroom. On Tuesday girls and boys in Years 7 & 8 acquitted themselves extremely well at the Ashford & Shepway Athletics Tournament, whilst Year 10 Science students attended a Microscopy Workshop at the University of Kent. Wednesday saw volunteers in Years 8 & 10 participating in a litter pick in Saltwood, with parents of EAL students joining us at school for a coffee morning on Thursday and students of French in Years 12 & 13 attending a subject conference at UKC. 

Periods of remote learning during the pandemic saw a large number of parents discovering a gift for teaching and considering whether teacher training might be a path for them. Brockhill is an accredited school for teacher training and if you are potentially interested in this, please contact Mr Travers via office@brockhill.kent.sch.uk for information. Teaching is a wonderful profession, and I have never regretted the choice I made so many years ago! 

Please do remind your daughter or son that we offer a free hot breakfast to all students before school begins. Some young people skip or just do not want to eat breakfast early in the morning but can become very hungry later on. 

This term we are emphasising the importance of 98%+ attendance together with punctuality to school in the morning and to lessons along with self-organisation: always bringing the correct equipment to school.  Please see our student Equipment List HERE. These skills are crucial to the learning of students and their success in secondary education.  

We would like to remind students that mobile phones should be turned off and in the bottoms of bags during Tutor time and lessons. Students must not use mobile phones before break or lunch. This means that mobile phones should remain in students’ bags when moving between lessons. Students must not wear or carry headphones or ear pods in school at any time.  

Students must only wear a black or dark blue waterproof – non leather – coat. Where students do not meet our clear expectations in respect of uniform, we may confiscate the items and request parents attend school by appointment to pick them up or send a student home to change.  

Yours sincerely 

Charles Joseph 

Principal 

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