Communication from Parent Governors

11th July 2022

Dear Parent/Carer

As the end of the academic year draws near, we would like to thank all parents and carers for their support.  This has been the first complete year, without lockdown disruption, for everyone in schools since 2018/19. 

A few parents have contacted us about trips, particularly expressing concern over the cost of the residential trips that have been launched this year.  We have shared this with the school; part of the rationale behind SPIRIT week is to ensure that all students have access to enrichment activities, regardless of cost.  There are a number of trips planned for next year ranging from a geography trip to Sorrento to theatre trips.  As parents we do have responsibility to manage our children’s expectations.  School trips are hard work for staff, they are certainly not a holiday.  If your child is unsuccessful in securing a place on a trip, please respect the school’s decision and manage their disappointment at home. 

A few months ago, a group of parents met with Mrs O’Neill to discuss ways in which the school could support pupils from diverse backgrounds.  One of the suggestions to record names phonetically on the register has been implemented.  All staff have access to this on Sims. 

At the start of the academic year the school will be holding transition evenings, where they will share key information which is relevant to each year group. You will find out about the curriculum, reporting systems and the priorities for the year.  These have been recorded in the past two years but will be ‘live’ again this year.  It would be great to see as many parents/carers as possible.  Parent Governors will also be present, so you can all put a face to our names!

The key dates for your diary are:

  • Tuesday 6th September: Y8 6:30; Y9 7:15
  • Wednesday 7th September Y12 6:30; Y13 7:15
  • Thursday 8th September Y10 6:30; Y11 7:15

Once again, thank you for all of your support this year and have a lovely summer.

Please use the link below to contact us:

Parent/carer communication with PARENT GOVERNORS

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully

Parent Governors, Alsager School

Mr Colin Christian, Mrs Anna Wheaver, Mr Andrew Brindley & Mr Andrew Pilbury

19th May 2022

Dear Parent/Carer

In order to improve communication from the elected parent governors to all of our parent/carers, we will be updating you on a half termly basis, addressing points raised from governor meetings and any feedback from parents/carers.   A reminder that the Microsoft Form can be found on the website under the ‘Contact’ option.  The form is where parents/carers have the opportunity to communicate with the elected parent governors.  A gentle reminder that it isn’t a forum to raise complaints.  

A number of parents expressed disappointment that the prom was not being organised for Y11 this year.  This had been discussed at the start of the academic year when the landscape around these kinds of events was uncertain and the decision was made not to have a prom to avoid any potential disappointment later.  The pastoral team who organise this have been short staffed all year.  The school fully understands how disappointing this is and did not make the decision lightly. 

Governors are linked to faculty areas and have had the opportunity to go into lessons this half term.  Behaviour around the school is excellent; there is a purposeful atmosphere and pupils are engaged in their learning.  It has been a pleasure to see.  Whilst walking round the school, governors commented on the use of bag racks and the school is working to improve the number of racks and making them weatherproof. 

Part of our responsibility as parent governors is to be mindful of the wellbeing of all staff.  Staff at Alsager School work exceptionally hard; there are over 1500 students and whilst they may not always get things right, they deserve to be treated with respect.  Please be mindful of the language used in any communication.

Please continue to contact your parent governors on the link below:

Parent/carer communication with PARENT GOVERNORS

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

The Parent Governors, Alsager School

Mr Colin Christian, Mrs Anna Wheaver, Mr Andrew Brindley & Mr Andrew Pilbury

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