Posted on Friday 13th September 2019
As we settle back into school routines, it’s been a very positive week. Our students are working hard, and responding well to the challenges of a new year. Thank you again for the support of families in ensuring that students come ready to school in terms of uniform and equipment, with no mobile phones. We appreciate your support and positive reinforcement.
Our attendance team have been working very hard, and it is has been encouraging to see their partnership work in the community already this term, getting students into school. We will be sending out a letter later this month detailing how parents can support good attendance habits, and contact the right person at school easily if you have an attendance issue.
As you know, we have a wonderful school site with a modern building and excellent resources. We are currently working on making our premises the best possible environment for learning. We have been increasing our showcases of student work, and I now have a permanent display case outside my office to showcase any outstanding work. We have also created a new “Pride of Manchester” display in one of our student entrance areas, and we have a new outside recreational area as well. Next week, we will be launching an enhanced “Roll of Excellence” showcase, which will be displayed on a regular basis on our website and around school. More details to come on that over the coming weeks.
Thursday saw our annual Open Evening. As you know, our current Year 7 year group is oversubscribed with 265 students. Based on Thursday night’s attendance, we expect that we will be a popular choice again next year. It was lovely to receive so many positive comments from our visitors, particularly about the many students who stayed for the evening to show off their school. Many families appear to have already decided that Werneth is the school for them, and first-time visitors were very pleasantly surprised.
Finally, a reminder that next Thursday is our post-16 information evening for parents and young people. All local colleges and training providers will be present. The event is for parents/carers alone, or with young people present as well. It is aimed primarily at Year 11, but families from any year group can attend. 6pm – 8pm in the Main Hall.