Headteacher’s Blog – Week 6

This week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week which runs from 9th to 16th October. The awareness week is an opportunity to bring people together, highlight Greater Manchester’s zero tolerance to hate crime and encourage both victims and witnesses to take a stand and report hate crime.

Greater Manchester stands together for National Hate Crime Awareness Week. Hate crime will not be tolerated here. If you’ve been a victim or witness of hate, report it and get support ~ www.letsendhatecrime.com

Please always contact your child’s year team if you have any concerns about the mental health of your child. There is further support from our local authority for any young person who suffers with low mood or anxiety. 

COVID-19

A reminder that our school has different rules in place following advice from Stockport Public Health, and these are different to the national guidelines.

At present, students and staff need to wear a mask in school, although they do not have to wear them during lessons. Students must bring their own mask with them each day.

Isolation guidance is also different. If a person tests positive for COVID-19 in a household, then any children attending Kingsway MUST isolate and book a PCR test. They can return to school if they have a negative PCR result.

Home testing using the Lateral Flow device kits is a foundation of the government’s efforts to control the virus in schools. Please can you ensure that all your children test twice weekly. 

Our rates of COVID-19 are still high, but due to these measures we have seen the numbers begin to level off.

Student News

More great news - Year 11 student Holly D has been called up to the under 16 England squad to play Wales on October 31st.

Holly is a shining example of the importance of enrichment. Opportunities outside of the classroom build students’ character and confidence and allow them to learn new skills and develop talents. Enrichment is the focus of this week’s assembly, expertly delivered by our senior student team.

Finally, congratulations to the following fabulous Year 10 students who achieved the highest possible ATL (attitude to learning) scores on their last assessment: Emma B, Luke R, Jamie P, Esme M, Imogen D, Lilly T and Bastian B. They will be enjoying a delicious breakfast with myself and Mrs Bradley later this week.

Whilst we didn’t have our face to face event Open Evening continued using our virtual platforms. Whilst technology can never replace the real thing we hope that the Virtual Event will provide some insight into our beating heart. If you haven’t seen it yet please take a look. We will also be updating our social media platforms with daily insights from students and staff to give you further insight. 


Last week we also got to meet Year 6 pupils at Gatley Primary when some of our teachers went across to deliver our Performing Arts workshop. Led by Mrs Dunn, students got involved with art, dance, drama and music all around the theme of Oliver. We hope they enjoyed it as much as we had and we looked forward to visiting our other schools throughout this week.

Dates for your diary

Date Event
Friday 22nd October School closes for Half Term
Monday 1st November INSET Day
Tuesday 2nd November School re-opens

Have a lovely week, and stay safe and well.


Mrs J. Lowe
Headteacher

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