3rd March 2023
The spring term continues with lots of activity within the school community. We are entering the season of Lent, and you would have recently received a letter from the chaplaincy team this week regarding the opportunities to engage in almsgiving, fasting and prayer in this important season. I was really impressed by the way the school community dedicated themselves to this last year and look forward to seeing how it develops this season.
The excellent way your child behaves is a strength of St Anne's!
In January, we had our annual visit from our school improvement officer. His full report can be found on our website, but I wanted to share his summary with you:
• The school received its second outstanding inspection outcome in September 2022
• Leadership and management have a strong grip on what the school does well and what the next steps should be.
• Self-evaluation is accurate and is able to pin-point clear incremental steps for further improvements and maintaining the high quality of provision and outcomes
• There is a very strong focus on inclusion, mental health and well-being for both students and staff.
• High GCSE results were achieved in 2022.
We are particularly proud of what he said about your children: "[Behaviour and attitudes are] a strength of the school. The positive ethos is palpable. Students respond well to visitors and each other. There is a sense of care and responsibility amongst the pupils. Students’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary. They treat each other with respect and understanding. Relationships between students and staff are very positive." Your daughters and sons represent the school and their families very well and we are very proud of them.
Term Dates for next year
The term dates for 2023-2024 are now finalised and can be found on our website at the bottom of the current year's term date details.
A reminder of an early closure
A quick reminder that this Tuesday is an early closure day, finishing at 2:25pm. All the changes to the normal school day for the year can be found on our website.
Child in year 11 or 13? Be aware of contingency exam days:
Exam boards have asked us to ensure parents are aware of the contingency arrangements for exams this summer. They have asked us to remind you to consider the contingency day of Wednesday 28 June 2023 when making your plans for the summer. Candidates for exams should be encouraged to remain available until Wednesday 28 June 2023 should examinations need to be rescheduled.
Hampshire Autistic Society
We have been asked to pass on the following invitation to parents for the local support group, which is delivered in partnership with Hampshire Autistic Society. You will be able to meet other parents monthly, chat over a cup of coffee and have the opportunity to receive useful support and advice. The following date for our next meeting is as follows: 30 March 2023, @ 5 -7 pm. At Elim Park Church, Park Road, SO15 3DE
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