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12th February 2016
The first half of the spring term has been an extremely busy one for us all. Despite the cold weather, heavy rain and coughs and sneezes, we have a number of exciting events going on, some of which are highlighted in this end of term newsletter.
Congratulations to our Y10s for successfully completing their first half year exam assessments. The students all sat a full GCSE paper so, not only can we track their progress against their targets, but we can also help them prepare for the routines and procedures of public examinations.
The Y9s are also starting to prepare for their GCSE’s and thinking about option subjects, during a special evening for parents and students this week. This is an important time for both year groups with the focus on their academic progress being prevalent.
I am delighted that our students have been able to take part in a variety of different opportunities such as a recent theatre trip in conjunction with their GCSE text in English, many also had the opportunity of meeting and talking to a Peer of the Realm, Lord Rosser. Lord Rosser spoke to our student parliament about the importance of the House of Lords as part of our demographic rule.
Enrichment continues to thrive here at KSA and our students are involved in a wide range of activities. The year 7 vocals group have been practicing a new Shabad that they have learnt in just 10 weeks. They have asked if they can perform it to their parents in an assembly. So we would like to invite all year 7 parents to our assembly on Thursday 25th February from 8:05 – 8:30 and if you have time please stay behind and join us for some tea or coffee.
Thank you to the parents and students who took the time to complete our questionnaire on school lunches. We take all of your feedback and comments very seriously. As a result we are planning to introduce some changes to the menu as well as ways of reducing costs to make it cheaper without compromising on quality.
After half-term students will have the choice of a meal of the day and a pudding for just £2.25 (they may also have seconds if they wish) or there will be soup and roll for just £1.00 or a range of salads from the salad bar. We are also introducing a new deli-bar for those children who just want something quick like a filled baguette, a range of sandwiches or wraps with a piece of fruit for just £1.00 or if they want to they can add a combination of a filled baguette etc.… with a tub filled with fruit salad or vegetable croutons and dip (hummus/tomato salsa) or yoghurt for just £1.50.
Parents will continue to top up their child’s account using Parent Pay and children will continue to use their card, but as they swipe their card at lunch time they will only be charged for whatever combination that they have chosen. So any pupils who have lost their card must see us about having a replacement one issued. We intend to trial this from Monday 22nd February for the rest of the year. We will, however, be asking for your feedback and comments again on a regular basis.
By working together we can ensure that our young people can get a variety of choice, a wholesome nutritionally balanced diet at a cost that everyone can afford. If any parent would like to try the school lunches for themselves, just let us know and we can arrange for you to come in and try the meal of the day.
If you have any queries about this or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will get back to you. I hope you enjoy the rest of this newsletter.
I would like to wish you all a safe and happy half-term break and look forward to welcoming our students back on Monday 22nd February as normal.
Mrs R Codling