Head of School Blog
Standing Together For Standards
I’d like to thank all parents and carers for supporting the school by fulfilling their responsibilities outlined very clearly in the Family Handbook. This collaboration and teamwork is vital if we want the best for our students – we only succeed by working as a team.
With that in mind, I must draw your attention to our clear Uniform and Equipment policy. It is expected that all parents/carers ensure their child attends every day, on time by 8.35 and in full uniform. Where this is not the case, I am happy to hold conversations with parents about the need for oneness in relation to standards: the same message from home as from school. Only in a culture of high expectations, can high achievement happen and our high expectations are born out of love and care for our students and the ambition for them to go on and achieve great things, to be the leaders of tomorrow. That starts with how they present themselves.
Hopefully, you will have taken time to read the latest edition of our wonderful newsletter. The edition capture everything that’s great about JQA: the range of opportunities available to our students and the focus on academic achievement.
This week is the centrepiece of our personal development and national award-winning partnership work as we mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The annual Echo Eternal Horizons commemorative event at the Town Hall will be underpinned by activities across the Academy as we encourage our students to learn the lesson from the horrors of the Holocaust: lessons that are relevant today about tolerance and forgiveness. We’re proud to be a ‘Beacon School’ for Holocaust education and our work as part of the Echo Eternal project will feature in the performances at the Town Hall on Wednesday 26th January 2022. I’d like to invite you to attend the event and tickets can be booked at https://bmusic.co.uk/events/echo-eternal-horizons-2022 for only £3, uisng the discount code ECHO2022. It promises to be powerful and poignant.
We’d like to invite your child to complete the Student Survey and be in with a chance of winning a prize from our Rewards Shop.
We welcomed the vaccination team onto site last week. Thank you to parents/carers who gave their child consent to have ‘the jab’. As you may be aware, the national restrictions around face coverings come to an end on Thursday, however we respect the right of any student or staff member who wishes to continue to wear one.
I wish you a lovely week and hope you and your family stay safe and well.
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