Principal’s Blog 31st March – End of Term Round-up and Reminders

End of Term Round-up and Reminders

Spring has certainly sprung and we are set for a lovely Easter break along with a very enjoyable and successful summer term.

The partnership between home and academy is a key factor in student’s progress and happiness.  Parents who work closely with the academy almost guarantee greater success for their child.

The key questions below are designed to offer reflection on how we might be able to work in even closer partnership.


Working Together – Some Key Questions

Do you check your child’s planner on a weekly or daily basis?

The quickest way of finding out how your child is doing at school is by looking at their planner and we suggest this becomes part of a daily/weekly routine. A full set of stamps is a great sign. A missing stamp will normally be supported with a symbol such as a H (missing homework), L (Late to lesson) and a C1, C2, C3 or C4 (poor behaviour).
If you have any questions about your child’s planner and stamps the best person to contact is their form tutor.

Have you logged onto Go4Schools in the last month?

Our online reporting and communication system is Go4Schools. In it you will find a wealth of information about your child’s progress and homework. To find out more click HERE.

Are you confident that your child’s uniform will meet expectations at the start of the new term?

We are very grateful to our supportive parents/carers and continue to be very proud of our high expectations in relation to uniform. When we return there will be a particular focus on ensuring student skirts are an appropriate length and that trousers are not of the “skinny” variety. More information regarding uniform expectations can be accessed HERE.

Do you support your child being on time each day?

We will be having a further push on punctuality and your support is absolutely critical. Students who arrive late for school are placed at a real disadvantage, often missing out on key messages and preparation time.

Does your child always arrive at school with the correct equipment?

Where parents/carers encourage their children to have a rigid routine each evening which involves packing their school bag for the next day, support their child by removing barriers to learning. Please note delivery of non-urgent items such as PE Kits, catering ingredients etc. will not be accepted by the reception team.


If you have answered yes to all of the above with confidence than you should feel reassured that you are helping set your child up for a successful summer term.

Thank you for your support, it is deeply appreciated.

All students return to the academy on Tuesday 18th April 2017. Term and Key dates can be accessed on our website HERE.

Yours sincerely,

ZTN photo NelsonMr Nelson