Letter – February Half Term Break

Ref: JJA/MW

4th February 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to remind you that school will close for the February half term break on Friday, 8th February 2019 at the usual time and the buses will collect students as normal; we re-open on Monday, 18th February.    

School closure details can always be found in the school newsletter or on the school website.   During school holiday closure periods reception will be staffed each Thursday and Friday should you need to contact the school for any reason. 

Please note that study sessions for Y11 will take place during the half term break and the timetable will be available at Y11 Parents’ Evening and on the school website.

Year 8 Options Evening is due to take place on Tuesday 26th February and the options booklet and letter will be sent out this week. Year 7 Parents’ Evening is on Monday, 4th March and Year 10 Parents’ Evening is on Tuesday, 19th March.  Further details about all of these events will be sent out nearer the time.

Students have recently been reminded of the school’s policy with regard to mobile phones which should not be switched on in school. If students use their phone or it goes off in school it will be confiscated until the following Friday when it will then be returned; refusal to hand over the phone can lead to school sanctions being undertaken. 

We do not implement the mobile phone policy lightly however research has shown that restricting use of phones in school can have a beneficial effect on students’ teaching and learning.  I trust you will support us in the continued implementation of this policy and encourage your child not to use their phone in school.

My next Principal’s surgery takes place between 4 pm and 7 pm on: Thursday, 16th May 2019.  If you wish to make an appointment then please contact my PA, Marie Wadsworth on the school number or email mwadsworth@heathschool.org.uk

Yours sincerely

J Jardine                                                                                                                                      
Executive Principal