As the end of term rapidly approaches I am writing to update you over a number of relevant issues that hopefully will be of interest to you.
Once into the Summer Term we will complete our consultation over School Uniform for September. You have previously had my reassurances that we will ensure that any changes are both affordable and practical.
The end of this term will see us say farewell to Mrs Fitzpatrick (ASD Teacher and ASD Centre Manager), Mr Bhayat (Teaching Assistant), Mr Kureczko (Teacher), Mr Coleman (Teacher) and Mr Johnson (Faculty Leader The Arts). I am sure you would wish to join me in thanking them all for their commitment to the school.
Starting after Easter, Mrs Parker will be SENCO and Ms Paradine will be in charge of the ASD base.
Refurbishment of facilities
You will be pleased to hear that as a result of becoming an AET Academy we have accessed some funding to improve flooring throughout the school, upgrading standards of hygiene in the student toilets and the provision of some covered outdoor space.
Raising standards further at Greenwood Academy
Please be aware that our drive to improve standards at the school continues. Our staff training day on Friday 3rd May is specifically aimed at improving Teaching and Learning. I also remain committed to improving standards of behaviour and continue to expect your support over this.
I am also optimistic that I will be able to report on further examination successes for our Year 11 students early in the new term.
By way of conclusion, I would simply wish to say how much I have enjoyed working at Greenwood Academy this term, and I am very proud to be associated with the school. We are seeking to appoint a new Headteacher by the end of April and I would expect to work alongside the successful candidate for the next 12 to 24 months.
With every best wish for an enjoyable Easter Break.