Update from the
A warm welcome to our termly newsletter, especially new Year 7 parents and carers. This newsletter is a key way of keeping you informed about our school.
I have been lucky enough to find time to visit a number of classes across the school and I am always impressed by the effort and abilities across the school but particularly in Year 7 lessons. Our new students seem to have all arrived and settled very quickly, which is a priority for me.
We continue to have very high attendances at our open events - even more this year than last and so it is again highly likely that we will be over-subscribed next year. One consistent theme from our visitors is the way our students are able to confidently talk about their experiences at Fairfield - our students real do represent the very best that Fairfield has to offer.
I am delighted to share two new ways of keeping in touch with our school. Firstly via our new Facebook page; please search for Fairfield High School – FHS and ‘like’ us. Secondly we have just launched a news app which we encourage you to download to be alerted to news stories and vital snippets of information. Simply visit App Store, search for 'School News', install the top one identified (E4 Education) & search for 'Fairfield High School'.
At this point I would like to congratulate all the staff and recent Y11 leavers for the amazing results in the summer which show that even at a time of great exam change we are able to perform better than schools nationally. The progress our students make is significantly higher than many local schools and for me, progress is a measure of how well the students learn. These trend are seen across the school so well done all.
Our new Head Students have gone through a gruelling selection process and delivered speeches to staff and students. We are very pleased to announce that Kafi Mohamed and Ruby Ross were chosen as Head Students, with Soraya Evans and Niang Mbaye-Samb as their Deputies. They have presented a number of clear and thoughtful plans about how we might improve the school and these will feature in future copies of the newsletter.
Finally, I would like to thanks parents for ensuring students are in full uniform (no trainers please…), on time and attending well. These three simple things do help secure great outcomes for our community as they help us to celebrate our diversity but also enjoy the things we have in common.
Thank you for your continued support of the school.
Mr Nick Lewis