December 2018

I would like to thank you for your ongoing support and take this opportunity to wish you a
very happy Christmas and New Year. I hope you find time to be together as families and with
friends over the festive period.

It has been a very long and very successful term. The students have worked very hard, so please congratulate them on their effort and success and the contribution they have made to our wonderful school. We will end the term as usual with a celebration assembly which will finish at midday on Friday, 21st December 2018, after which your son or daughter will be dismissed. Please remember that there will be no bus service at this time.

Wolverley CE Secondary School’s reputation as a happy, caring and academically successful school continues to go from strength to strength with places for 2019 being heavily oversubscribed. Staff absence remains at an all-time low with the school not needing to use agency staff for unexpected absence for a third consecutive year. Students’ attendance and homework remain a focus for us as we prepare them for the challenges of examinations and the competitive world ahead.

We are proud of the high standard of uniform presented by the vast majority of our students. However, it is always worthwhile to revisit this and the new calendar year seems like a good time to ensure all students meet our clear and reasonable expectations. The uniform policy is on the school website and we have worked hard to ensure it is achievable for all. Where students do present in school not in the correct uniform, they will be expected to borrow the required items from the uniform cupboard. As parents, if you are aware of difficulties with uniform, please contact your son/daughter’s Head of College/Assistant Head of College to discuss further.

We are also extremely proud of the outstanding behaviour demonstrated by our students. However, there are occasions where a minority of students make poor choices and detentions need to be issued. Phase 2, 3 and 4 detentions take place after school and can be issued for a variety of reasons. For phase 2 detentions, students will be informed and required to let parents/carers know. For phase 3 and 4 detentions, parents will be written to or contacted directly by their son/daughter’s Head of College. Regardless of the sanction type, it is the parent/carer’s responsibility to arrange how their son/daughter gets home after the detention has been completed. I would reiterate that our system is more than reasonable and aims to encourage students to make the right choices regarding their behaviour.

At the end of term, we will say goodbye to our catering manager Phill Bennett who leaves us after 4 years of outstanding service. Phill has gained a well-deserved promotion with the catering company who run our catering contract. He will stay in touch with Wolverley but nonetheless will be sadly missed by students and staff who think the world of him. Please support Phill by encouraging your son or daughter to take the last opportunity to eat one of his delicious Christmas dinners on Thursday 20th December 2018.

We haven’t yet seen a flake of snow but, reflecting on last winter, I think it’s important that I remind you all of our bad weather closure procedures. 

https://www.wolverley.worcs.sch.uk/ne/page/newsletters

The spring term starts on Monday 7th January 2019 at the normal time. Let's hope for a happy, peaceful and prosperous 2019.

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