Weekly Bulletin: 5th January 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

Happy New Year! I do hope you’ve had an enjoyable festive period and I wish you all the very best for a happy and successful 2016.

We are certainly looking forward to building on the positive steps made last term. I spoke to all staff yesterday and reiterated that the key challenge for this year is to raise our expectations of what we expect of all students. We feel as if we are making significant progress in some key areas, such as the setting of more homework, the marking of books and the reduction of low-level disruption in lessons, but we know that there is still plenty of work to be done. Thank you for your continued support.

It is with great pleasure that we offer our congratulations to Len Davies – governor, trustee & recently retired teacher at Lymm High School – who has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List for his services to Rugby Union at levels including school, county, regional and national level. We are all absolutely delighted to see Len’s dedication, hard work and commitment to the school and to Rugby Union recognised by the award of an honour. Through his own sporting career, his service as a teacher and his love of sport, he has been a great role model both for colleagues and for pupils. We are really pleased that while he is enjoying a well-deserved retirement he continues to be involved in the school as a community governor.

On Thursday 7th January, we have our Year 9 Parents Evening, between 5.00pm-8.00pm. The evening will be an opportunity to gather detailed feedback regarding how your child is currently progressing. This will support them in making informed decisions during the choices process for Key Stage 4. There will also be an Information and Guidance Evening on Thursday 21st January. More information about the IAG Evening will be available soon.

Along with all schools in Cheshire, Lymm High School is part of a new Cheshire Police initiative called Operation Encompass. This scheme is designed to ensure that children and young people are better supported following their exposure to domestic incidents outside of school. Please see the link here or contact Mrs R Ball (Designated Safeguarding Lead) if you would like any further information.

Finally, the next PTA meeting will take place on Monday 11th January at 7pm in the Music Room, Leisure Centre. All parents are welcome to attend.