Lampton School - Week 35Posted on Jun 13th 2022
Monday 13th June
Dear Parents, Carers and Students,
Welcome to our weekly update for the eighth week of the Summer Term 2022. I am pleased to report that our new academic year has got off to a successful start. Our whole school assemblies which were led by myself and colleagues reinforced the importance of this fresh start and making the most of the opportunities a new year brings. Over the coming weeks, we will be focusing on the following with each year group:
Years 8 & 9: Lampton’s 5 Golden Rules of Presentation - your child will have these glued into their new exercise books - please ask them about it!
Year 10: excellent work and making a good start to the GCSE course;
Year 11: engagement, contribution and punctuality to lessons - there’s not a minute to waste!
Year 13: planning for the future - as a follow-up to last week’s very successful ‘futures’ day.
In all year groups there have been regular equipment checks in Tutor Time - please make sure that your child is fully equipped to capitalise on the start of our new school year.
Over the next few weeks our programme of enrichment, trips and visits will really begin to take off. Please look out for information from the school and support your child/children with these as we begin to re-introduce these important and valuable elements to school life following the pandemic.
Below you will see information about our annual parent survey and I would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this - your views are really important and valuable to our community.
Finally from me this week, a reminder that we will take action when students misbehave on their way to and from school - they are representing our school in the local community and anti-social behaviour is not acceptable. In particular, we expect students to leave the vicinity of the school quickly and sensibly at the end of the school day and this includes the shops along the Great West Road. Myself and senior staff will be on duty monitoring this and will inform families individually if we have concerns. Thank you for your support with this matter.
The weather promises to be very warm this week and we will inform you if there will be any amendment to school uniform as a result of this.
With best wishes for the week ahead.
Annual parents’ survey
The school undertakes an annual cycle of self-evaluation in order to assess priorities for the year ahead. We are keen that feedback from parents helps to inform our next steps, as we constantly strive to improve our provision for students. Please take some time to answer our annual survey - this should take no more than five minutes.
No Recourse to Public Funds / Free School Meals
The government has recently permanently extended free school meal eligibility to children in all households with no recourse to public funds (NRPF), subject to maximum income thresholds. If your child is now eligible for Free School Meals, please contact Ms Dhadli firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the summer holidays fast approaching (and imminent for Year 11 and Year 13), it’s important that parents and carers are aware of the risks presented by illegal drugs. Sometimes it can seem hard to keep up with new categories of illegal substances, or just new names for more common drugs. The Talk to Frank website is an excellent resource for both students and parents, and should help inform conversations with young people about risk taking behaviour. If you are concerned about the safety and welbeing of your child, or any other child, please contact us at email@example.com.