As you are aware after a long period of calm and a sense of normality starting to return we have, this week, regrettably found ourselves back in the position of having to ask pupils and staff to self-isolate. As these cases arise, we will notify parents and carers as soon as we possibly can. The pattern tends to be receiving news of a result first thing in the morning and, for this reason, please could I ask that you regularly check your emails for urgent updates and announcements. Similarly, we will doubtless be receiving outcomes of results over the weekend and will contact you at the very first opportunity. Please do ensure that we do have the most up-to-date email address and contact numbers for you. You can notify us of any recent changes by contacting:
In recognition of the adversity and challenges that pupils can face, a long-standing member of staff, Mr Davison, has established The Sweyne Park Resilience Award.
Nominated by his form tutor Mr Garrod, our first winner is Dillon in Y10 in recognition of his very proactive approach to overcoming obstacles or challenges. Pupils have never had to show as much resilience as they have in the last two academic years during the pandemic. Dillon has always recognised how being a proactive, engaged learner contributes to his progress and wellbeing and embodies our ethos of aspirational learning.
Dillon is also the happy recipient of an Amazon gift voucher as part of his award.
Well done Dillon!
“This story was going to begin like all the best stories, with a school bus falling from the sky – but no one saw it happen. They were all too busy. Talking about boogers. Stealing pocket change. Skateboarding. Wiping out. Braving up. Executing complicated handshakes. Planning an escape. Making jokes. Finding comfort. But mostly, too busy walking home.”
Ten short stories which take place on a walk home from school. Each can be read as stand-alone stories, but they also have clever connections to each other.
Carnegie Medal 2021