Dear Parents/ Carers
This Friday is Children in Need and as a school we are holding a ‘super hero’ non uniform day. We would ask for a donation of £1.00. Money raised will be split between Children in Need and the school in Ghana that we have supported for the last two years.
It has been a busy and positive start to the year, and I would like to thank all parents for their continued support. I would also ask at this time, that parents who drop off and pick up students by car, take significant care. In the mornings, it would be preferable if parents could pull into the staff car park to turn around and drop off, rather than stopping on the road. I have personally witnessed a number of near misses involving cars and would appreciate your support in this matter.
Uniform is on the whole being worn smartly and correctly by students. Just a reminder with regards to earrings. The rule is one pair of small (silver or gold) studs (one in each ear to make a pair) and these must be removed for PE, for health and safety reasons. However, it has come to our attention that a number of students have other facial and body piercings, which are not allowed. For students who think they can get away with it as their piercings are not on show, it is important that they still be removed for PE lessons, again for health safety reasons. Please help the school in ensuring that students understand the reason for this. If your son/daughter wishes to have a piercing, can I request that they are done at an appropriate time, such as the start of a holiday so they have time to heal and can be removed when required. Unfortunately if a student refuses to remove piercings when asked, they will receive a detention as they are failing to follow reasonable instructions for their own safety.
Over the past term we have conducted a number of student surveys to gauge student perception of the school; we would like to have your opinion of how well you believe Rainford High is performing.
Can I ask you to complete a short questionnaire that has been set up on Connect. To do this please ask your son or daughter to log on to Connect and enter the Student Questionnaire course, they have been shown how to do this in Assembly this week. The feedback questionnaire will be available from 4pm Friday 14th November for one week.
OFSTED also have a similar questionnaire on their website if you have time please feel free to complete this as well, the address is given below.
Many thanks for your support with this matter.
Mr Ian Young