We have notified by another local secondary school of concerns raised by a number of their students regarding ‘inappropriate’ Snapchat conversations where they have been targeted by an unknown adult who has the ability to hack accounts. Police and parents have been informed. We have no information to indicate this has happened to any of our students.
Please read the attached letter for more information.
Snapchat safeguarding letter
Due to the heatwave we have suspended school uniform and ask that boys arrived dressed for hot weather such as shorts and t-shirt and you may wish to apply sun cream. Students not dressed appropriately may be sent home if they refuse to follow instruction, for example heavy clothing and/or students removing shirts who risk sun burn. This will be relevant for the whole week.
To help cool the boys we are offering the opportunity to swim at the local leisure centre from 12pm and ask that they bring trunks and a towel if they wish to participate.
Thank You for your support in this matter.
Dear Parents/ Carers,
The Academy site will be closed on Thursday 25th May and Thursday 8th June.
This is a continued effort from the Academy’s Governing Body to ensure all staff devote 100% of their energy and time on supporting students in their core subject final examinations. It is expected that all students over time will benefit from this strategy. There are large entries in both GCSE English and Maths examinations, with extensive access/special arrangements. This, in turn, will impact on staffing levels.
The Academy site will have a half day closure on Tuesday 13th June.
On this day the site will be closed until 11.30am to allow Year 11 students to complete a final Mathematics exam. Hampshire transport will pick up your son and arrive at school from 11.00am.
I hope by giving you a sufficient notice period this will allow you to make alternative arrangements for your son.
If you do have any concerns around these arrangements then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Tomorrow is safer internet day! Follow us on twitter to see how we are taking part.
This Friday we are holding an open afternoon for all Yr 5 & 6 prospective students and members of our local community.
We will be open from 13:00 till 15:00.
We ask that anyone wishing to attend to please contact us to book.
Telephone: 01489 582684
Today KS3 students went to a Basketball Tournament and came a very respectable second – well done to the students involved. The KS4 tournament will be next week.
On Friday Lorin La Fave from The Breck Foundation will be in talking to students about staying safe online and telling her story about her son Breck. The school is also supporting “No Tech for Breck” which is on 7th February – staff and students will not access any technology that day or will be fined! This will exclude using technology for learning!
EBP will be in on Friday talking to students about careers.
The weather is forecast to be cold this week so a reminder that jumpers and coats would be advisable to wear to school.
Mock exams will be happening over the next few weeks for year 10’s and 11. Letters and timetables will be be sent out this week
We are pleased to advise you that the Regional Schools Commissioner has confirmed the ‘Local Solution’ for the sponsorship of Brune Park School. The GFM (Gosport & Fareham Multi-Academy Trust) will initially consist of four schools; Bay House, Brune Park, Gomer Junior and LWS Academy. We continue to wait for the final decision on The Wave free-school application. The GFM aims to become a formal legal entity in March 2017.
We will brief you in more detail in the near future, although it remains very much business as usual at all the schools. We will continue to do all we can to support our learners in making excellent progress and achieving well. Staff meetings are also being held later this month at all the schools in the MAT to share the same information.
As you might be aware we are due some very cold weather over the next few days and we would like to ask that students arrive at the academy wearing appropriate clothing for the season.
The LWS uniform does consist of a Nike hoodie that is suitable to keep your son warm and black trousers, shorts should only be warn for sports activities.
On behalf of the Academy we would like to wish all our parents/carers and students a Happy New Year.
Students have settled back into school this week and we are sure they will be looking forward to a busy spring term ahead.
Before Christmas the Student Justice Board was discussed and formed with their first meeting being held next week.
Youth Options on a Monday will start again next week for year 10 as will college for year 10 and 11 students.
Dates for diary:-
Friday 27th January – Inset day – students not at school
Tuesday 7th February 2017 – UK Safety Internet Day, the school will be tweeting information and links for parents to access. The schools website also contains links for parents