Dear Parent/ Guardian
Over the academic year we have sought feedback from parents and pupils via questionnaires available during parents evenings and undertaken during registration. It is critical that we continue to receive this feedback as it allows us to look at what we are doing and how we can improve on our practice.
Following last nights year 7 parents’ evening, which saw a record attendance, we have collated all responses to our exit questionnaires. A letter will go home tomorrow highlighting those areas that parents and carers feel that we are doing well with but also looking at any areas for development with any changes we will be making as a result. It is vital that we continue to take opportunities to listen to staff, pupils and parents as the information we get back from consultations, questionnaire responses, focus groups and individual interviews contributes towards making our school even better.
I have delivered a week of assemblies to all our pupils looking at what are our non-negotiables in school – those key elements that help develop the ethos of YBB and I have included these in the letter that will go home.
Don’t forget there is a school INSET day on Thursday 29th March before the Easter holidays.
Last week I reinforced in all assemblies the importance of wearing full school uniform. This forms one of our school non-negotiables and is an extremely important tool in creating the atmosphere and ethos of YBB as well as setting the appropriate tone for learning. Our website makes it very clear of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable and we expect all our pupils to be dressed appropriately. Any pupil not wearing full uniform must have a valid reason that has been communicated to their well being director from their parent or carer. Consistent non compliance will result in appropriate sanctions.
I am very proud of how the vast majority of my pupils look and thank all parents or carers for their ongoing support.
A reminder that the school uniform supplier is Sportec in Neath and items of clothing can be purchased direct from their shop or website:
Following consultation with staff, parents and the wider community the plans to change the school day to allow more cross phase opportunities as well as parity across all phases of the school has now closed. Can I thank all parties who have given feedback or have asked for clarification on particular issues. This has allowed us to ensure that the new timings are best fit for all. I will be putting the timings, which will be in place from September 2018, onto the school website early next week.
Tel: 01639 508540