|Mrs Heywood's Words Autumn 8|
|The half term break has flown past for many of the Senior Girls who have crammed a huge amount of learning and activity into each day. They have ventured to many countries with too many highlights to list them all here. I should, however...|
|FROM THE OFFICE|
Earlier this week the Principals made an exciting announcement about important developments at Claires Court.
The full letter to parents can be found here. However in summary:
It is the School’s long-term vision to have a new, single campus alongside our Junior Boys site at Ridgeway. In recent weeks our aspiration has moved closer to reality and as such we are seeking to submit plans shortly. We will of course keep you well informed of the timeline once we have firmer detail.
To facilitate this development there will be a change of Senior Leadership at Claires Court. Justin Spanswick is stepping down as Head of Junior Boys at the end of this academic year to take on a corporate role to support the Academic Principal. His role, working across all sites alongside the current headteachers, will encompass strategic and compliance matters, including pupil recruitment and scholarships, new campus implications and parental engagement, overview of operational management and designated safeguarding lead.
We are now actively seeking to appoint a new Head to take on the leadership and management of Junior Boys, with effect from September 2018. The new Head will be fully supported by Justin to facilitate a smooth transition into post and to ensure our School values, ethos and learning philosophy continue to be at the forefront of his successor’s vision for the pupils, parents and staff of Junior Boys.
Welcome back to a busy second half Autumn Term.
AS WINTER APPROACHES
As the weather gets colder, may we take this chance to remind our parents of the School’s Emergency Closure Guidance in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.
G7 - G11 GRADE CARDS
You should have received your daughter’s grade card by post during the half term break. Please respond to the email from the office confirming receipt.
G10 PARENTS’ EVENING - Wednesday 15 November
The G10 have now got the appointment sheets so they should be making the timed appointments for you to see their subject teachers.
Unforgettables - Notes on Yesteryear 17 & 18 November
Join our senior and sixth form pupils for an evening of cabaret and prosecco. There are a few tables remaining for our senior production. Individual tickets £10 each are also available if you are happy to share a table! For further information on the production and how to book please visit our website http://www.clairescourt.com/the-unforgettables
Those girls who are involved with this production will be walking, accompanied by staff, to the Town Hall on Friday 17 November for the technical dress rehearsal followed by the production at 7.30pm. Girls need to arrive into school that morning wearing their ‘Drama Blacks’ and don’t forget to bring their costumes with them. Please provide your daughter with snacks, drinks, lunch and money for their tea in town.
GCSE G11 Devised Performance - Monday 27 November - The Chapel 4.00pm
Parents are invited to watch their daughters perform. The welcome also extends to our G10 and G11 pupils.