Headteachers Letter – 25th June 2021
Dear parents and carers,
A mercifully brief update this week!
We are pleased to report no further transmission as a result of school notified self-isolations. We do still have a small number of students self-isolating with family members or positive test results as a result of household transmission and we send all best wishes to the students and families affected.
Regular lateral flow testing remains crucially important to keeping Wollaston School as safe as possible. Please can students continue to test twice weekly (ideally on Wednesday and Sunday evenings) and record the results HERE
We greatly appreciate your support.
Year 10 and 12 Mock Examinations
It has been great to see our students undertaking practice examinations in the socially distanced main Hall. I may even dare to suggest that students have missed this more formal approach to assessments! I would also like to thank students in Years 10 and 12 for their exemplary conduct and mature approach to this process. Our team of invigilators described Year 10 and 12 as “perfect” in their approach to examination conditions.
As we look forward to September and the withdrawal of the bubble system, it is encouraging to see an early sign of how positive it will be once we can return to more normal operations and re-embrace our mission of excellence in education. Thank you to all students and staff for making the internal examinations function so effectively.
Sixth Form Induction
Our new Year 12 cohort have made a successful start to their Sixth Form career during the Induction activities this week. It has been impressive to see how well students from Wollaston’s Year 11, as well as those joining us from other schools have adapted to a new bubble, increased academic challenge and the greater independence and opportunities which come from being a member of our excellent Sixth Form. We look forward to achieving great things together in the next two years!
Visit From Tom Fleckney
As part of the year 12 induction week, we welcomed Jack Fleckney to speak to the students. Jack is an inspirational speaker, having been a soldier and also now owning several of his own gyms and businesses to now an adventure explorer alongside supporting many charities. He also holds a world record for the ski pull and distance covered. He has been raising money for the local Northampton Saints foundation, to enable a classroom space at Franklin’s Gardens to provide support for vulnerable young people across Northamptonshire.
He was absolutely amazing in speaking with the new year 12 and their induction week and hopefully they gained a huge amount from him, I know the staff who heard him speak did.
Have a great weekend.
Mr James Birkett