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Letters to Parents

11th September 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

On behalf of all the staff at the academy we would like to thank all parents and carers for their support with the return to school for all of our students. It has been wonderful to see so many happy children back in our classrooms. Students across the academy have made a strong start to the new academic year displaying a renewed and positive attitude to learning.

As Co-Principals we have enjoyed welcoming back your child to the academy and of course meeting and getting to know our new Year 7 cohort. Despite the many challenges that we may face over the coming year we would like to reassure you that all the staff at the academy are committed to ensuring that each child is given every possible opportunity to thrive and succeed. It is our belief that a high quality education is an essential right of all children and a necessary means for them to become successful lifelong learners.

Students in all year groups have responded positively to the changes that have been made to the normal academy routines as a result of the current pandemic. We continue to have the highest expectations of all members of the Hatton Community. We ask that all parents and carers continue to support the academy in our mission of ‘aiming for excellence in all that we do’ by ensuring that:

Students are Ready for Excellence

  • They arrive to school and to lessons on time with the correct equipment for learning.

Students are Dressed for Excellence

  • Students arrive at school wearing the correct uniform and please remember mobile phones/headphones should be away at all times during lessons;
  • Students must have a plain face covering with them every day to be worn in the indoor communal areas.

Students Have the Right Attitude for Excellence

  • Polite and respectful
  • Safe and responsible
  • On task and interested

Wellbeing and Pastoral Care

As parents ourselves we are very aware that at times all children require emotional support and we wanted to reassure and remind you that we have a very experienced on site pastoral team to assist with your child’s needs.  Our pastoral team reside within each year group bubble.  If you need to speak to any member of our team the contact details can be found here.

We would like to reassure you that the wellbeing and safety of your child is our number one priority and the changes we have implemented are designed to protect the whole school community during this time. Therefore, we continue to ask all parents/carers to follow the guidance outlined in the attached email.

Finally we would like to congratulate all our former Year 11 and 13 students for their incredible results received this summer and for their resilience displayed.  We wish them all the best for their future endeavours.

We once again thank you for your ongoing support, if you have any further questions please email:

Yours sincerely

Nick Salisbury and Alastair Mitchell
Co-Principals' Sir Christopher Hatton Academy