Welcome back to the Secondary Campus!
It has been fantastic to see everyone back in school this week and hear all about the students’ exciting and interesting summer holidays. There is a real energy and buzz around campus and already there is a keen focus on learning both inside and outside the classroom. Our Welcome Assembly and first Wider Learning Day on Tuesday were great opportunities for students to make friends, develop teamwork, try something new and prepare for the year ahead - neither the rain nor the haze could dampen our spirits! Happy and healthy is one of our learner attributes and we know that we all learn better when we feel comfortable, safe and happy, which is why these first two days were so important for us. Thank you to our pastoral teams for their incredible planning and hard work.
A very warm welcome to the new members of our community: students, parents and staff. We hope that your first week has been enjoyable and that you are settling into the new environment. It has been lovely to see the new students making friends and being supported by their buddies around school. If you have any questions at all, please just ask; we are here to help!
It was terrific to return to such a beautiful campus. I would like to thank our maintenance and domestic teams who worked hard throughout the summer to make sure that all the development work and enhancements were completed to such a high standard. Our new Sports Complex looks absolutely incredible and we are looking forward to its official opening on Wednesday 7th September.
You will have already received a number of important emails this week informing you of upcoming events and updates. The ECA information was sent yesterday with the sign up starting next week. Please do encourage your children to try something new this year, there are a range of enriching activities available. Also, may I remind you about our Key Stage 3 and 4 Back to School Night next Thursday evening from 6pm. This event is a good opportunity to learn about our curriculum, expectations, pastoral programme and more! We look forward to seeing you there.
We are looking forward to a great year ahead and are excited to welcome you to the EP campus for a number of important events including a full programme of parent workshops - Mr Lazaro will be sending further information soon.
Have a lovely weekend
Principal Secondary Campus
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