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Dear Parents, Carers and Guardians,

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

A new decade has begun at Ormskirk School and it was wonderful to see all our young people arriving looking so smart and ready to learn this morning.

Christmas seems like a long time ago now, but the festivities organised by the school prior to the Christmas break were wonderful. It was so great to see so many families at the wonderful evening Carol Service at Ormskirk Parish Church and our young people were superb ambassadors for the school and the community.  The church was packed!  The fabulous Winter Warmers concert was fantastic again, showcasing the results of talent and hard work.  It was a great evening.  Again, thank you to all who attended.  

Thank you to you all for your support over the first term of the 2019-2020 academic year.  As evidenced in my previous post, it was a good one with many improvements, clearly evidenced.  Your continued support is vital to ensure that the improvements already occurring continue through the rest of the academic year.

In the next few weeks we will be having a full external review of the progress we have made towards our key priorities identified by OFSTED when they visited us in May 2019.  Also, as a school we are preparing for the monitoring visit by OFSTED that should occur very shortly.  We will keep you updated regarding both events.

We do still have a very, very small minority of our young people in Nike branded black leather trainers.  As stated very early in the summer term of last academic year, these are not acceptable school shoes.  Our Heads of Year / Assistant Heads of Year will be speaking to the families of the young people concerned this week to rectify this slight issue.

Once again, thank you for your continued support on our journey.

Martin Witter

 

Dates for your diary

Wednesday, 22nd January
Year 10 & 11 Parent Forum 6:30PM
Thursday, 30th January
Year 9 Parents' Evening
Monday, 3rd February
Year 11 GCSE and Year 12 A-Level Drama Exam Public Performance
Monday, 3rd February
Year 12 & 13 Test Week (3)
Monday, 3rd February
Year 8 Chinese New Year Workshop
Thursday, 6th February
UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge - Years 9-11
Thursday, 6th February
Year 8 Parents' Evening
Thursday, 13th February
Year 9 Option Choices Evening
Monday, 17th February
Mid Term Closure
Monday, 24th February
Year 11 Core PPEs (2)
Thursday, 27th February
Year 12 & 13 Parents' Evening (2)
Monday, 2nd March
National Careers Week

Life @ Ormskirk School