Letters from the Headteacher
Thank you from the Head Teacher
September 10th 2021
I am writing to thank you for your support in ensuring a calm and positive start to the new school year. We have all been excited to welcome our students back to school after the summer break and I have now had the privilege of meeting all year groups in assemblies this week. The welcome that I have received as a newcomer to this beautiful county, has been exceptional; thank you to those of you who have contacted me already.
I am delighted to announce that the following members of staff have joined Falmouth School:
Mr Allen MFL
Ms Binmore Science
Ms Holman English
Ms Lawless DT
Mr Reay DT
Mr Nankivell History
Mrs Ratcliffe Psychology
Student behaviour has been exemplary during the lateral flow testing. The second test takes place on Friday 10 September for Years 7, 11, 12 and 13 with testing for Years 8, 9 and 10 taking place on Monday 13 September. I would like to thank Dr Fox who has led and managed the whole process and the staff who have assisted.
Prior to the summer break, we informed you that the NHS have now taken responsibility for tracing students who are close contacts of positive cases of Covid-19 in schools. We would like to remind you that should your child test positive for Covid-19 on a home lateral flow test they need to remain at home and book a PCR test as soon as possible. If this is positive they will need to self-isolate for 10 days from when they first displayed symptoms, or from the first day after a positive test - whichever comes first. The NHS will contact you regarding the procedure for close contacts. You will understand that we cannot share information regarding individual cases in school and would appreciate you informing the school, as you would any absence, of your situation.
Over the summer break the government has designated Cornwall as an ‘Enhanced Response Area’ (ERA) due high rates of Covid-19 infections. As part of the efforts to help reduce infection rates, we have been asked to ensure face coverings are worn by staff and students
when moving around the building and in communal areas, but not in classrooms. These measures will be reviewed in two weeks’ time.
We have been delighted to welcome our new Year 12 students into Falmouth College. The students have settled in well and have shown enthusiasm as they embark on this new and exciting phase of their lives. We wish them well as they begin their chosen courses of study.
There have been some changes to the Welfare structure, formerly known as Student Services. Please note the following, should you need to contact members of staff in this team:
Mr Wallis Assistant Headteacher: Welfare and Safeguarding
Mr Hayward Head of Behaviour and Student Experience
Mr Sheer Key Stage 3 Learning Lead (Years 7, 8 and 9)
Miss Roberts Key Stage 4 Learning Lead (Years 10 and 11)
Mrs Holland Key Stage 3 Welfare Lead (Years 7, 8 and 9)
Miss Macrae Key Stage 4 Welfare Lead (Years 10 and 11)
Miss Breasley Pastoral Support Mentor
Ms Coles Pastoral Support Mentor
On the whole, our students look very smart in their school uniforms and this displays our value of excellence. Thank you for your support and cooperation with this. If there are problems with obtaining the correct sizes for trousers or skirts, please do speak directly with the school outfitters who I know are always more than happy to help.
Finally, the theme for next week is Get Involved. Mrs Benney will be sharing information about the wealth of extra-curricular opportunities that we will be offering this term and we would encourage all students to sign up.
Thank you for your continued support. I hope that the late summer sunshine returns and that you all have a happy and restful weekend.
Brenda de Sousa
Posted at 15:09 on 13th Oct 2021 Back