21st January 2022
I am very pleased to say that the term progresses well. We had a visit from Southampton City Council's School Improvement Officer last week and his report to the council about St Anne's continues to be positive:
"The headteacher and his senior team continue to provide strong leadership. Students remain positive about their experiences here and recognise that St Anne’s offers them something special and important. The strong sense of community and the ethos built up over several years has served the community well over the last two years of disruption and uncertainty. As a consequence, staff and student morale remains high despite the many challenges. There is a clear sense of underlying passion, a lot of care and careful planning from all leaders."
If you wanted to say thank you to any of our members of staff, then I know they appreciate it. You can use our Thank a Member of Staff Form. It really does give staff a boost.
I have been very impressed by how well pupils are wearing face coverings in classes and communal areas despite the sudden national change of direction. We will review the situation at the end of next week and decide whether we are to make any changes based on the number of cases in the school at that point.
Latest HIOW Saliva Testing Programme Update
Keep completing saliva tests! The latest newsletter from the saliva testing programme team is attached.
Southampton City of Culture Bid 2025
School leaders have been kept up to date with the exciting bid for Southampton to become city of culture in 2025.
You can stay up to date with opportunities, news and updates by following the bid on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also subscribe to receive email updates. They are asking for the whole city to share our support for our bid on our social channels if you use them. Find out more at: https://southampton2025.co.uk/get-involved/
Consultation on the closure of St Mary's Leisure Centre
It has been brought to our attention that Southampton City Council has a consultation on the closure of St Mary's Leisure Centre, just around the corner from school and in an area that serves some of our pupils' families and one of the more deprived areas of the city. You may wish to express your personal views as to whether that is a good idea or not. Please note that the consultation signposts to other nearby indoor leisure facilities. You may find it helpful to note that the two nearest are either permanently closed or not open to the general public. The survey ends on Monday, 24th January and can be found at: https://southamptoncitycouncil.researchfeedback.net/s.asp?k=163791822735.
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