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It is great to see the SET Ixworth value of community running steadfastly across events this half of term like the name of a seaside town through a stick of rock.

Wednesday 16 June saw the virtual ‘Meet the Tutor’ event for our incoming Year 7 students. With in excess of a hundred new families and students joining the school next academic year we remain firmly committed to our spirit of ‘each and every’ student. The opportunity to meet with Tutors and a new peer group is the first step in establishing these key relationships which will be central to families and students for the duration of their school journey at SET Ixworth.

The Year 4 and 5 Open Events on 9 and 15 June provided the platform to introduce families to SET Ixworth School and our community. Unfortunately, in-line with Government guidance, we were unable to have our existing students join us for the school tours, but the school’s values, achievements and community were well represented through classroom set ups and examples of students’ work. Thank you to all staff involved in making the events so successful.

The Friends of SET Ixworth School continue to embody the community values of our school and the outstanding support the school receives from families, for which we are extremely grateful. Each and every student in our school can benefit from the resources provided through the wide range of fund-raising events run by the Friends each year. This year funds raised will support the school’s on-going development of outdoor spaces for learning, social and well-being.

This Friday, 25 June, we are calling on all students and families to join in the annual Friends Fun Run, an ideal chance to show commitment and challenge whilst helping to raise money for our community. Students are invited to come into school wearing an item of colourful clothing, this can be original and zany but needs to be appropriate for school and suitable for participation in the Fun Run. Ideas include: leg warmers, fluorescent t-shirts, shorts, accessories but not jewellery.

During the Friday morning there will be two competitive runs: one for Years 7 and 8 and one for Years 9 and 10 and students will be able to choose between three target distances – 1km, 3km or 5km. Instructions for students signing up to complete the morning run are featured further on in this week’s Bulletin. In the afternoon we will safely bring the whole school community together to join on the field for a vibrant and energetic Fun Run. All students and staff need to do is create an enjoyable atmosphere in colourful clothing and to walk/jog/run in celebration of the school year. We encourage family members to participate outside of school in their own time and to share their activity, be this running or walking. Those Year 10 students and staff participating in the second Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition will be covering their kilometres walking Haughley to Bacton and joining in this celebratory event.

Mrs P Parker, Head of School