It has been an extremely productive start to the academic year. We hope that your child has enjoyed this first module, especially with regards to interacting with students from other colleges (something that was not possible throughout last academic year, of course).
I’m pleased to report that students in Sancho have achieved over 1000 merits thus far, and would like to say a particular well done in this regard to those students who belong to the following tutor groups (all three of whom scored over 150 merits each): SPBE (9B), SCHR (9E) and SFOU (10B). It is great to see our older students setting such a positive example.
Ms Garcia and myself have especially enjoyed holding our first three celebration breakfasts of the year for those students who secured the highest number of merits each fortnight. We look forward to sharing this with as many Sancho students as possible over the course of module 2. However, we are also mindful that our year 10 students, as they grow older, may be incentivised by something other than a conversation over a croissant with ourselves, and would very much welcome suggestions in this regard!
As we arrive at the end of this first module, we are pleased to communicate that the vast majority of Sancho students arrive at school every day on time, looking smart in their full uniform, ready and fully equipped to learn.
However, we felt it might be timely to take this opportunity to remind parents and carers about our expectations relating to punctuality and uniform 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.
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, 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.
As ever, we appreciate your support in this regard.
We wish your child a very happy half-term break.
Mr D. Morrison | Vice Principal
Ms R Garcia | Assistant Principal