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  • 10/07/20

    Letter From the Head - 10th July 2020

    Dear all, We’ve had a great week, with our induction days for new Year 7 and Year 12 students taking place. On Tuesday, Mrs Marsden-Green and I welcomed our prospective Sixth Form students. It was wonderful to see so many of our current Year 11 students, but also to welcome students from...
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  • 03/07/20

    Letter From the Head - 3rd July 2020

    Dear all, Following the publication yesterday of the Department for Education’s guidance on reopening schools in September, I wanted to briefly update you on our plans at Holmleigh Park. First and foremost, unless the risk of COVID-19 transmission goes back up, I’m genuinely d...
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  • 26/06/20

    Letter From the Head - 26th June 2020

    Dear all, We have had a good week in school. Along with Year 10 lessons continuing, it has been great to see almost all of Year 12 in person for their first academic review meetings. Many of you will have seen the reports in the Media this week that secondary schools will return full time in S...
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  • 19/06/20

    Letter From the Head - 19th June 2020

    Dear all, This week, it has been wonderful to welcome back Year 10. Around 85% of the year group have come in this week for face to face lessons in English, Maths and Science, and we have absolutely loved having them here! Their energy has been invigorating, with not even the torrential rain this...
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  • 12/06/20

    Letter From the Head - 12th June 2020

    Dear all, Being the Headteacher of a locked down school isn’t always fun, but I’ve hugely enjoyed the last week and I wanted to share some highlights: First, we’ve been working hard in school to prepare for the partial return of Year 10 and some Year 12 students from Monday...
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  • 05/06/20

    Letter From the Head - 5th June 2020

    Dear students, parents and carers, We have had a very busy week at Holmleigh Park. On Monday, I was delighted to join the staff at Gloucester Academy for the day and welcome them into the Greenshaw Learning Trust; I think this is phenomenally exciting for the students of Gloucester, and I look fo...
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  • 22/05/20

    Letter From the Head - 22th May 2020

    Dear all, As we draw to the end of what has been an incredibly strange term, I wanted to thank you for your support with home learning. Since Easter, we’ve put a huge amount of work into Google Classroom, and I hope that you’ve found it helpful. In particular, I hope the videos whi...
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  • 15/05/20

    Letter From the Head - 15th May 2020

    Dear all, As you may have seen, on Sunday the Prime Minister announced that secondary schools should give Year 10 and Year 12 students the opportunity “to supplement remote education with some face to face support”. I’d hoped that in today’s update, I’d be able to sh...
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  • 08/05/20

    Letter From the Head - 8th May 2020

    Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe in World War II. It’s an incredibly powerful reminder of the courage and sacrifice of previous generations, and a welcome symbol of hope; we have endured hardship before, and this too shall past. I shared a brief video message...
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  • 01/05/20

    Letter from the Head – 1st May 2020

    Dear all, It’s now been four weeks since we moved online, and I thought this would be a good time to reflect on how we’re doing. Some of you may have seen the BBC Newsnight report this week, which looked at remote learning. I wanted to share a graphic from the programme which reall...
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  • 24/04/20

    Letter from the Head – 24th April 2020

    Dear all, Just a short update this week! We’ve had a busy start to the new term. After a bit of adjustment, our new, video-based curriculum seems to be working really well. From what you’ve been telling us on the phone, students are finding the lessons much more accessible...
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  • 05/04/20

    Letter from the Head – 5th April 2020

    Dear students, parents and carers, I am writing at the end of what has been a phenomenally difficult term. I would like to start, again, by paying tribute to Ms Howes. We have been blown away by the tributes left on our online Book of Condolences. Pam’s sons have asked me to pass on thei...
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  • 27/03/20

    Letter from the Head – 27th March 2020

    Dear all, This has been the strangest week I’ve ever experienced while working in a school, but I’m feeling very optimistic at the end of it. On Monday, we launched our virtual school via Google Classroom. Getting everything set up, learning to teach in a new way, and creating enou...
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  • 20/03/20

    Letter from the Head – 20 March 2020

    Dear all, I am writing this at the end of a very difficult week. At the end of the day, all of our staff gathered to applaud your children out of the gates. They have been beyond incredible this week, showing incredible compassion, care and commitment to each other and their teachers. When I walk...
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  • 18/03/20

    Letter regarding school closure (Covid-19 Update, 2020-03-18)

    Dear all, I am writing to update you on our plans for the future.   Following the Prime Minister’s statement this evening, I am writing to confirm that the school will close on Friday 20th March, for all students except for the children of key workers. We intend to keep the sch...
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  • 18/03/20

    PORTAL: All COVID-19 Updates, including Key Worker Provision

    This article lists all updates from Holmleigh Park regarding our response to the COVID-19 situation.  The letter to all parents regarding our school closure from Friday 20th March can be found here.  Letter Regarding Provision for Key Worker Children can be found here. Letter...
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