It has been great to see our students back in the classrooms this week, engaged in their learning. It was also wonderful to see so many parents/ carers online for Year 11 Parents’ Evening last night – We really enjoyed discussing your child’s progress with you and focussing on how we can work together to support them in the last few months before their GCSE exams. A big ‘thank you’ to our support staff who worked hard to facilitate COVID-19 lateral flow testing on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Events next week
- Monday 10 January- Friday 14 January: Headteacher and House Assembly
- Tuesday 11 January: Year 8 Bletchley Park Computer Science trip
- Thursday 13 January: Year 7 Parents’ Evening – Virtual
Letters sent this week
- Headteacher update and COVID-19 reminders
- Drug misuse, illegal substances and protecting students
All our letters are available here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/letters-to-parents/
From the PE Department – PE Kit and Clubs
As we enter the month of January, we are expecting some cold and wet weather. I would just like to take the opportunity to reiterate what students can wear to keep themselves warm during the winter months.
- Navy blue tracksuit bottoms, shorts and/or sports leggings (without detailing)
- Navy jumper (plain, no logos, detailing or zips)
- Navy Hamble School PE hoodie
Students are also allow to wear thermals and under armour style tops underneath their school PE tops, as well as hats and gloves (if suitable). We’d also expect students to be changing their socks for PE, to support their hygiene.
These will continue to run this term, with the same programme as before (see below). Basketball and netball fixtures will recommence shortly and football fixtures will start again in March. We look forward to seeing lots of students in attendance.
Arriving on time to school and to each lesson is very important so that children learn effectively and realise the importance of punctuality for later life. To ensure students are arrive on time, we have changed the lateness procedures. The following will apply from Monday 10th January:
Lateness to school: Students who are late to school and require a sanction (i.e. because they have no valid reason) will be set a break time detention, if they do not arrive this will escalate to a lunch time detention. If your child does not attend at lunch time, they will receive a same night after school detention and you will be notified of this by telephone. Failure to attend the same night detention will result in a further escalation of sanction, following our behaviour policy.
Lateness to Lessons: If students are late to lessons three times in a week a detention is set for a Wednesday night. If they are set this detention on three consecutive weeks, the student will be placed on an attendance report to their tutor. You will be contacted to inform you this has happened and a parent/ carer meeting is usually required.
Some parents/ carers have requested information about exam boards for GCSEs. This information is available in our Raising Achievement Booklet – Download (PDF)
Well done to the following students, who have gained the most reward points in each year group this week:
- Francesca A (7-4)
- Ethan H (8-2)
- Leo T (9-3)
- Orla P (10-6)
- Mia J (11-5)