Newsletter Summer 2018
Dear Parent/Carer, As you are no doubt aware it has been a challenging year in London for incidents of gun and knife crime. Unfortunately we have had direct experience of the effects this can have on your young people, their families and our community.
As you are no doubt aware it has been a challenging year in London for incidents of gun and knife crime. Unfortunately we have had direct experience of the effects this can have on your young people, their families and our community. This was due to the sad loss of Amaan Shakoor and he and his family are in our thoughts as this academic year draws to a close. Other students have also been affected though with less tragic outcomes, but still with heavy consequences for all involved. The summer holidays can be an especially difficult time for some young people and their families, so we urge everyone to stay safe and look after each other. We will be working throughout the summer with some students to provide them with positive experiences and to safeguard them.
In September we are going to work with a youth group called Diverse Voices to continue to raise awareness of issues that can arise outside of school and how to avoid getting drawn into them.
Amongst all of this we have continued with our core purpose of raising academic attainment and improving our students well being. Our Year 11 students in particular prepared thoroughly for their G.C.S.Es attending revision classes after school and during their holidays. Staff have commented on the maturity of all students who have sat exams this term. Their focus and behaviour was the best we have seen so credit to all involved. Other of our students have been involved in a project called Know your Onions where they grew, prepared and sold vegetables and a selection of dishes which were then sold at a Market Stall in Walthamstow market..
It was a really positive experience and you can read more about it on the school website.
At the end of every term it is usual to say goodbye to some members of staff and this one is no different. We would like to wish Alex Spain much success and happiness in her new job in the city. Rachel Burn is leaving us after two years to continue her studies in Bath. We thank you for your commitment to our students. Marcus Rose has been seconded to Burnside to oversee their KS4 provision and we congratulate him and his wife for the recent birth of their son Maddox. Aaron Wallace is leaving us for the third time to pursue a new career as an electrician and we hope that this will work out for him! Aaron will be missed. Finally we say goodbye to Hasan Djemal who has worked at Belmont Park for 12 years. He is joining his wife and son in Finland. Hasan is a unique person in every sense and his individuality and sense of humour will be sorely missed. We thank all of you and wish everyone much happiness.
As always we thank parents/carers for their support over the past year and on a personal level I would like to thank each and every member of staff at Belmont Park for their commitment and believe in the young people who they work with.
Have a great Summer, enjoy the sunshine, look after each other and stay safe.
Students will be back on Wednesday 5th September 2018.