Issue 971: 17th June 2022


Access to the School Site

We recently commissioned Essex County Council to undertake an external review of safeguarding here at Sweyne Park in order to gain an independent evaluation of our practices and procedures.  One of the primary recommendations was about improving our site security.  In order to make this improvement, there will be various changes which will have an impact on parents/carers accessing the site.  Full details will be sent to your email over the course of the next week.

Rail Strikes

As I am sure you will have seen in the media, there is planned industrial action on the rail network on 21st, 23rd and 25th June.  We have already had notice from the train operator, Abellio, that if the strikes do go ahead, there will be an extremely limited service operating on the Southend – London Liverpool Street line.  With this in mind, if your child(ren) do travel to school by train, please keep an eye on the relevant timetable, and, where necessary, make alternative arrangements for those days.

Summer Concert

I have great pleasure in announcing that we will, once again, be hosting a Summer Concert this year on Monday 4th July, which will be held in the Main Hall.  If you child(ren) is taking part and/or you would like to attend please make a note of the date, and further details will follow shortly.

Parents’ Forum

We greatly value the opportunity to work with parents and carers, and the home/school relationship is very important to us.  We always welcome constructive feedback from families, and are proud of our “open door” policy.  In order to provide a formal environment for feedback and discussion, we hold our Parents’ Forum meetings every term.  These meetings allow parents/carers the opportunity to meet with me and a member of the Senior Leadership Team to discuss issues related to all aspects of school life. If you would like to attend, then please email Mr Bradley on who will be able to share with you forthcoming dates.


Huge congratulations to Mia, Daisy, Francesca and Georgia in Year 10 who have all passed their British Sign Language (BSL) Level 2 course.  The pupils have been studying with an instructor once a week, since September, and have completed three separate assessments.  Level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE, and this is a fantastic achievement.  It would be wonderful if more pupils could take on the opportunity to undertake these lessons, in order to continue to support our d/Deaf community.  If you child(ren) is interested in joining a future course, please ask them to speak to a member of our Resource Base for Deaf Pupils.

And Finally…

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend.

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