Head of School’s Weekly Message

As we approach our final week before we break for half-term I would once again like to thank you for your continued support this term. During the past seven weeks I have observed, reviewed and reflected on life at SET Beccles. My understanding of the school has grown, along with my determination to further develop our school.

When we return on Monday 2 November school will operate a little differently for students and staff. We will return to specialist classroom teaching, enabling students the opportunity to move between lessons. Face masks will be worn in corridors and a one-way system followed by all during movement time. I believe that the changes will allow us to further enhance the learning opportunities for our students, enabling them to make even greater progress. To support this, please ensure your child attends school with a sensible, clean mask, no inappropriate or scary masks will be accepted.

Friday 16 October will be an additional training day for staff at Beccles. Again, I appreciate your support in accommodating this late change to our term dates. As a staff body we will be working with Hannah Hall, an inclusion and behaviour trainer and coach. Hannah spent some time with us last week in Beccles, we worked together to develop a supportive and restorative approach to student learning and behaviour. I am confident students will benefit enormously from the systems and cultural changes which will be in place after half term.

During the first week back, all students will attend a year group assembly, led by their key stage lead. These assemblies will set out our expectations of how we interact with one another within our school community. We strive to have a respectful and safe school, one where students feel they can be true to themselves without fear of judgement, a school where each and every member of our community is accepted and valued. We will support students with their understanding of diversity and equality throughout their time with us at SET Beccles.

Finally, I am aware how I have the privilege of walking around school, observing all the fascinating learning that is taking place. To share this more widely, each department will take it in turns to share with you through the weekly bulletin, what has been happening within their subjects and lessons. Many thanks to the science team for kicking this off this week.

I wish you all a good week and an enjoyable half term.

Stay safe,

Mrs H Philpott
Head of School