Dear Parents and Carers,
A warm welcome back after the Half Term Break, and I begin by wishing all our Muslim families Eid Mubarak. This year Eid fell on Tuesday 4 June, and for many it is celebrated throughout the week. May the coming year be peaceful, happy and harmonious for us all.
Before the holiday, Brunswick’s children were extremely both in school and outside. I am particularly proud of our pupils in Year 6, who represented the school so well at the annual London PE and School Sports Network Dance Festival, winning it for the third year in succession. There are more details below of this and the other interesting things the children have been doing.
In the last Newsletter I wrote to you about the financial challenges Brunswick Park faces and that these would result in some staff changes beginning this Half Term. For your information you will find an updated staff list both on this Newsletter and on the school website.
Finally, I am pleased to release the term and holiday dates for the next academic year 2019-20. You will find them on this Newsletter and on the school website. As Head Teacher, I am responsible for ensuring all of Brunswick’s children attend school regularly and to support parents and carers in fulfilling their legal duty to ensure their children do the same. I am not permitted by law to authorise absence from school as a result of holiday in term time. However, I am also a human being, and I understand the pressures families face when trying to arrange affordable travel. Brunswick’s families live all over the world, and we all know that holidays and flights are more expensive during school holidays.
To support you in arranging more affordable travel during school holidays, I have placed two of the school’s 5 In Service Training Days (INSET) at the beginning of September, and the remaining 3 at the end of the Summer Term in July 2020. This means the children finish on 16 July when flights and travel should still be cheaper. Working in partnership for the benefit of the children is our aim, which this arrangement is designed to support.
With best wishes for a peaceful and enjoyable weekend!