Principal’s Blog – 20th October 2017: End of Term Round-up and Reminders

Hazeley’s partnership with Shenley Brook End School is going from strength to strength. My comparison with the Brownlee brothers seems to be a good one, as we sit neck and neck with each other at the top of the Milton Keynes league tables. I am certain that the support and competition between us both will lead to further improvements in both schools, which is the really important outcome.

The first half of this term has been enriched with trips, visits and events. Magicians have helped students find out about the importance of creativity in the work place. The Malaga trip has developed the confidence of our linguists and Loughborough has helped reinforce the importance of character for our 6th Formers. There really is no such thing as a “normal” week at Hazeley.

The partnership we enjoy with parents has also grown this term, many of you supported the Welcome to the Year Ahead evenings and commented very positively on the increased role of the form tutor. We enjoyed positive and constructive feedback from both the parent surveys and the Parent Voice session. This feedback will be explored further in future parent voice sessions which will focus on homework, communication and the extended curriculum. More details will follow in the new term.

A day never goes by without us being grateful to all parents/carers who support the academy; from ensuring that their children set off to school on time and correctly equipped, to those that share their personal time to help as a Governor or with their own child’s learning. It is very much appreciated.

Key Reminders for the Term Ahead

Key Dates
All students’ return on Tuesday 31st October and the term ends on Wednesday 20th December.

The academy calendar can be accessed HERE

Go4Schools
If you have not accessed go4schools this term then you are missing out on a wealth of information relating to your child’s progress and behaviour. Please email the data team on: data@thehazeleyacademy.com to find out more.

Uniform
We are very grateful to our supportive parents/carers who are proud of our high expectations in relation to uniform. A reminder of the expectations can be accessed Here

There will be a particular focus on ensuring that skirts are an appropriate length and that trousers are not of the “skinny” variety. Students who do not comply can expect detentions and isolations.

Detentions
Those visitors who have joined me to look around Hazeley during the academy day will know that behaviour is very good. A key reason for this is the support that parents give in relation to expectations and sanctions. In all but the most extreme circumstances students issued with a detention are expected to complete them the next day.

Car Park
If at all possible please encourage your child to walk/cycle to school. If you do need to drive them to school we strongly suggest that you drop them off at a safe place, a distance from the academy, and avoid the local roundabout as this causes congestion.

If you drop your child off in the academy car park then please let them exit your car near the main entrance drop-off zone; this prevents them from needing to cross the busy road. The car park is much quieter 15minutes before the opening of the academy.

Punctuality
In the term ahead we will be having a further push on punctuality. Your support with this is absolutely critical. Students who are late for school are placed at a real disadvantage often missing out on key messages and preparation time.

After School Clubs
Students have been encouraged to take the opportunity to attend as many after school clubs as they can, but also reminded that they should not be on the academy grounds outside of the school day unless they are at an organised club.

Enjoy the half term break.

ZTN photo NelsonMr Nelson
Principal