Heads Weekly Update 28th June 2019

Heads Weekly Update 28th June 2019

Dear Parents,
 
With the majority of the Senior School out on the Watersports trip, Junior School have enjoyed ruling the school for the week. For the pupils left in the Senior School, a number of short projects have taken place (along with a trip to Drayton Manor) that have allowed pupils to develop a range of skills away from the ‘usual’ curriculum. Meanwhile, the majority of our Senior School pupils have been in the south of France enjoying glorious weather and a range of Watersports. If you’ve not seen any pictures, do pop onto our social media channels where you can see how pupils have been getting on.
 
I am delighted to announce that, for September 2019, Francesca will be our Head Prefect and Vika will be our Deputy Head Prefect. Both Francesca and Vika demonstrated they were strong candidates for their roles and interviewed immensely well. I am looking forward to seeing how they will step into their new roles and continue our tradition of having exceptional Prefect leaders. Aaron and Luke, our Current Head Prefect and Deputy Head Prefect, will ‘hand over the baton’ at Prize Giving (but not before our long standing tradition of three cheers for the summer holidays!).
 
On Thursday, we held our Year 7 transition day. With a number of our external pupils joining us for the day, it was a great opportunity to see ALS and have chance to meet the new teachers. Thanks must go to Miss Cox, Head of Key Stage 3, for organising the day wonderfully and to Mr Colledge and Mr Dobson (two new members of staff) who both came in for the day to be part of the process. New pupils will find out their houses during our assembly in September when we will ‘sort’ them into their new house. Very exciting!
 
For Parents in Year 5, you’ll know that Mrs Snatt has been away from school for a short period of time. I am sorry to share that, due to unforeseen personal circumstances, Mrs Snatt will not be returning to ALS in September. There’s no need to worry – Mrs Snatt is healthy and well but has made the request to be released and we have been able to allow this to happen. Mrs Snatt will not be back into school before the end of term but I am sure Mr James will be happy to pass on any messages from pupils in Year 5.
 
Whilst I appreciate we have just one full week left of the school term, I’m going to make an appeal that we continue to maintain the high standards we set out for. This means that we’re going to be just as firm on uniform on Monday as we would have been in September – please support this by ensuring your child has the right uniform to come into school.
 
Have a wonderful weekend.