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Posted: 14/06/2024

Letter to Parents 14th June 2024

June 14th 2024
Dear Parents and students              
Students have worked very well this week and enjoyed the warmer weather. Teachers have awarded 2126 Excellent Effort points this week!
We are aiming to keep students fully engaged around their classroom learning right up until the end of the summer term, and also to undertake as many enrichment activities as possible.
This week, Years 9 and 10 Art students have been involved in preparations for the Charivari festival in Folkestone with Sixth Form students of Photography attending a workshop at Canterbury Christ Church University. Elsewhere, our Year 7 girls took part and did really well in an interschool rounders' competition, whilst our Years 10 & 12 Sport Leaders organised cricket and tennis events for younger students. And as part of our students' commitments to volunteering in the local area, students attended a meeting about the local Foodbank at the Folkestone Civic Centre accompanied by Ms Andrews.
We look forward to welcoming parents to Sports' Day on the afternoon of Thursday, June 27th and will send more information before then.
Public Examinations are nearing their end and our examination focus is shifting to all Year Groups, who will sit Walking Talking Mock (teachers help) and then Pre-public (teachers do not help) Examinations this term to begin or continue their preparation for Public Examinations. 
The 'examination' activities will of course be age appropriate and designed by teachers to increase student confidence, as well as test how much students remember of what they have learnt.
Through our website, we aim to signpost students and parents to organisations, which provide support for the range of issues we may all encounter in daily life. Please do take a look. Support for Young People and Their Parents
Thank you to so many of you who have reached out to us with words of thanks over these past weeks, as your children move on to Sixth Form. These words are so gratefully received. There are more qualified teachers, who choose not to teach in schools than do and it is vitally important that we retain them. Your words and encouragement are so important. If you have an interest in teacher training, please contact our Mr Travers by mailing as we are still recruiting for September.
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Have a lovely weekend.  
Yours sincerely,  
Charles Joseph