Head of School’s Weekly Message

Welcome back for the final half-term of the academic year. We trust that this Bulletin finds you and your family in good health and well rested after the bank holiday break.

At the end of last half-term many SET Ixworth students participated in the MFL Bingo Challenge. The department were delighted to see such an enthusiastic response to the challenge from both students and staff. It appears that homes, and even parent/ carers, had been plastered with post-it note vocabulary, while some of the German memes identified by Kadie (Year 9) had universal appeal! Erin (Year 7) is to be congratulated on her cake-baking skills, but also on her creative work demonstrated in a short video clip celebrating her achievements. Staff also embraced the activity with Mrs Campbell enjoying karaoke and Miss Cahillane following a yoga class both in French and Mr Spurrier playing FIFA in German.

This week our assembly introduces the Science department’s Shell Bright Ideas Challenge, a project which guides and inspires students to consider our global environment and what difference they could make to our future to improve the quality of living. The project includes the opportunity for students’ work to be rewarded both in school and externally.

Over half-term, our focus in school has also been on our environment and how to minimise risk for those accessing our site. Extensive work has been carried out in line with the most recent guidance including routines around deep cleaning, internal and external social distancing markings and preparation of well-ventilated learning spaces with work stations at the recommended two metres. Additionally a range of resources and protocols have been put in place to support students further in learning to be responsible for their own social distancing and so minimise risk to themselves and others. This includes regular reminders around social distancing, hand washing for a minimum of 20 seconds, using tissues for coughs/sneezes and disposing of these in lidded bins.

If you have any questions regarding the on-going developments at school please do not hesitate to contact your son/ daughter’s Tutor in the first instance.

Stay safe and well.

Mrs P Parker
Head of School