April 2017 Newsletter
April 2017 Newsletter
As another term draws to a close I am writing to you to update you on key events that have
happened and about expectations for after the Easter holidays.
I am really pleased to announce that one of students, Lashawn Chisholm, has returned to
mainstream school on a full time basis and we hope that another student will follow in the next
term. Whilst mainstream isn’t the appropriate placement for all our students it is a major
achievement for those students who do wish to return there.
Another good news story is five of our students obtaining A or A* in their GCSE ICT exam. After the
Easter holidays the other GCSE exams start in earnest and we wish all our Year 11s every success.
We have also been working with them closely to ensure that they have a college placement or
apprenticeship once they leave Belmont Park.
I would like to thank parents and carers for their ongoing support with school uniform. After Easter,
hoodies and caps or hats should not be worn to school and outdoor coats or jackets should be
removed once students enter the school building. They will be kept in a secure room and returned
at the end of the day.
I would like to thank all of our staff for their hard work and dedication this year. I have seen a real
increase in expectations about what our students are able to achieve and you can see real
improvements in the work produced in students’ books. Students are now stopping me and asking
me to look at or read pieces of work that they are really proud of, which is really encouraging to see.
Students are talking about us being a real school! I know that homework is being set but if you feel
that your child needs more, please do not hesitate to contact us. I am looking to develop our
curriculum offer further next year and we are hoping for some additional facilities to deliver these. I
will keep you updated about progress on this.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish Theo all the very best as he leaves us after eight years to
return to South Africa. We thank him for all he has done for the students at Belmont Park and wish
him every success and happiness in his new life.
Finally, we wish you all a peaceful and relaxing Easter break and a reminder that we re turn on
Wednesday 19 April at 8.45am.
Bruce Roberts – Headteacher