Important Notice from the Governors

You may see press coverage this week about the professional conduct hearing convened by the National College for Teaching and Leadership in respect of Miss Angela Walsh, who was formerly Principal of Lymm High School, about her conduct in 2012 and 2013. The Secretary of State for Education has issued a prohibition order against Miss Walsh which means she cannot teach in any school in England. This is the most serious sanction which can be imposed on a teacher. We are glad to see these matters brought to a proper conclusion, and we welcome the Secretary of State’s decision.

We would like to thank everyone – staff, governors, parents, students and the wider community – who has worked so hard over the last three years to move on from those very difficult times. Under the leadership of Gwyn Williams as headteacher since April 2015, the school is now progressing well, securing the best examination results in Warrington last year and having a renewed sense of its purpose and place in the community.

We had many more applications for Year 7 in September 2016 than we had places, though we are pleased to say that we have still accommodated all applications from children at our partner primary schools. But there is still much more to do, and the governors and headteacher believe that our very able and well-motivated students are capable of even greater things in the future.

Kieran Walshe                               Rebecca Knowles

Chair of governors                        Vice-chair of governors

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Parents Forum – Wednesday 27th April 2016

I’d like to remind parents and carers of the Parents Forum event I am hosting next Wednesday (27th April) from 6-7.30pm. The focus of the event will be on home-school communication and I will be grateful to anyone who is able to attend and support us with improving this aspect of the school. We are aiming to make some changes to the website to aid communication, as well as the Parent Portal and Key Stage 3 reports; draft versions of all will be available and I am looking forward to hearing your feedback. There will also be an opportunity to let us know if you feel there are any other areas of communication in which we can improve. If you are intending to come along, please let Mrs Headon (hheadon@lymmhigh.org.uk) know so that we can ensure that we have the right amount of refreshments.

Please note that this is not the forum to raise any very specific complaints you might have (though you must contact me separately if you do have any), but rather an opportunity to discuss more generally the way the school operates.

Mr G Williams – Headteacher

Ty’n-Y-Felin Summer Camp 2016

TY’N-Y-FELIN SUMMER CAMP 2016

It gives us great pleasure to confirm the Tynny Summer Camp will take place this year from Monday 25th July – Saturday 30th July for Years 7 – 10. The coach will leave school at 9:30am on Monday 25th July and return approximately 3:30pm on Saturday 30th July.

Activities are likely to include coasteering, sea kayaking or Canadian canoeing, beach-combing at Silver Bay, art, BBQ, beach art, football, rounders, problem solving, team challenges, quiz night, movie night, cliff-jumping, camp fire, table-tennis, disco, basketball, crabbing at The Creek, trip to Rhosneigr and many more.

The cost of the camp will be £315. In order to secure a place for your child on the Tynny Summer Camp 2016, please pay the required non-refundable deposit of £100 via Parent Pay by Friday 22nd April 2016. Once payment has been made please can you return the enclosed medical/consent form to the school shop. The remaining balance must be paid by Friday 17th June 2016.

Click here to read the Summer Camp letter.

40B Bus Service Changes

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 40B BUS SERVICE

We have received a notice from Network Warrington regarding important changes to the morning schedule for the 40B bus service.

The service has been re-timed in the morning – please see the new schedule below. The changes will begin at the start of the new term on Monday 18th April 2016 (after the Easter Holiday). Afternoon times will remain the same.

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GCSE English Resources for Year 10 Students

The English faculty is providing Year 10 students with a printed copy of ‘The Sign of Four’; a story about Sherlock Holmes which they are studying for their GCSE Literature exam. This is an excellent revision resource and will enable students to make notes in the margins and keep them organised in one place. It also means that every page reference is consistent because every student has the same version of the story. To try to cover some of our costs, we are asking for a voluntary contribution of £1.50 from parents. This would be the cheapest option for parents, as printing out the free versions available online would be costly. Contributions can be paid via Parent Pay.

We hope you will support us with this.

Rugby Presentation Evening

There has been a tradition at Lymm to hold a presentation evening to celebrate the achievements in Rugby. We would like to invite you to the 2016 Rugby Presentation Evening on Friday 26th February in the main school hall at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be available from 6:00pm. Please click here to read a letter with more information.