Letter to parents – February Half-Term

Ref: JJA/MW

1st February 2018

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

It was exciting to move into the new school at the beginning of January and I am pleased to report that the students’ transition went really well. We now have a lovely working environment for both staff and students – please look out for the photos that will be appearing in our upcoming school newsletter.

As you are probably aware from national news bulletins; Carillion, the firm responsible for our new school building, has recently gone into liquidation and this has caused some issues for our transitional move. I am currently in discussion with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) with regard to moving forward with the demolition of the old building and landscaping and I will update you with more information as soon as it is available.

I would like to remind you that school will close for the February half term break on Friday, 9th February 2018 at the usual time and the buses will collect students as normal; we re-open on Monday, 19th February at the usual time.   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.

Thank you to those parents who have already expressed an interest in becoming a parent governor at The Heath; we will write to all parents and begin the election process after the half term break

Congratulations must go to our students who represented Team Heath at the girls’ football event held at the Prescot Soccer Centre on 25th January 2018.  The students, led by Mrs Wood, were an absolute credit to themselves and their school; the unbeaten Year 9 and 10 girls showed a high level of maturity and, of course, skill.  The Year 7 and 8 team who are also unbeaten will now go on to represent Halton at the Merseyside School Games in March.  Well done to all involved!

My Principal’s surgeries take place between 4 pm and 7 pm on: Thursday, 8th February 2018 and 24th May 2018. Please contact my PA, Marie Wadsworth on the school number or email mwadsworth@heathschool.org.uk if you wish to make an appointment.

Yours sincerely

J Jardine

Principal