Dear Parents and Carers,
As we arrive at the end of this first module, I wanted to get in touch to share with you the many successes that Fawcett College has achieved over the past few months. I am pleased to say that the vast majority of Fawcett students arrive at school every day on time, looking smart in their full uniform, ready and fully equipped to learn. In fact over half of Fawcett students have achieved an impressive 100% attendance over the past eight weeks; this is a real achievement to be proud of. Fawcett College also received the least demerits of all Colleges and 1217 merits in total, narrowly being beaten to the top spot by Airy who had 1248. The challenge is now on next module to beat both Colleges and receive the most merits.
Yesterday we held our Proud to Be Showcase in the Theatre. This was the culmination of a three week project which students had worked on in tutor time; it focused on the theme of identity and Proud to Be as part of our Black History Month celebrations. The set list for the Showcase included an impressive number of Fawcett students; some of whom performed poems about what they were Proud to Be and others who performed songs, raps and acted too. A special well done to Isaiah, Jonathan, Rory, Zara, Harry, Aarion, Fred and Jadon for their fantastic performances and for the resilience and ambition you showed in performing in front of so many staff and students. We also had a huge number of beautiful pieces performed in tutor time during the week and will be displaying these within the College next module. Well done to everyone who participated and thank you to all those who came along to cheer on the College and their friends.
We also wanted to take this opportunity to remind parents and carers of a few key expectations ahead of next module to avoid any confusion;
Students should arrive prior to 08:30. We do issue sanctions for students who arrive late because we know that habits of punctuality communicate respect for others, and are important for success in the world of work. These detentions are sat in the same day in the Fawcett Plaza and if not attended will be doubled the next day.
As per the guidance available on our website, students are expected to wear the following:
- Our navy blue blazer with academy crest;
- Steel grey classic trouser or pleated skirt;
- White button up shirt;
- Leigh Academy Blackheath college or founders tie;
- Plain navy or grey socks;
- Black leather shoes with plain laces (coloured laces are not permitted);
Please also note that students can wear studded earrings, but the following is not permitted: excessive jewelry, hooped earrings, brightly coloured hair, nail varnish, nail extensions, false eyelashes and thick make-up. Again, we do issue sanctions if students are not in the correct uniform, as we believe that students should develop habits of dressing smartly when it is appropriate to do so. This also shows respect for our school community.
Finally, please can I ask that your child bring a coat to school during module 2. Although we do not permit students to wear coats inside the school building, as the weather worsens, we anticipate some wet and windy weeks ahead, and learning is much harder to do, of course, when one is cold and damp.
May I take this opportunity to thank you for your support this module and also to wish you a pleasant half term holiday.
The Fawcett College team look forward to welcoming your child back to school on Monday 8th November by 8.30am.
Ms E Nuttall
Vice Principal – Head of Fawcett College