January Update

Dear Parent/Carer,

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy belated New Year and thank you for your support in ensuring our young people have returned positive and ready to learn. It has been a real pleasure to look on as your child thrives within this Academy.

Uniform Standards

I would also like to thank you for your support in ensuring that all our young people attend the Academy on time, every day in full uniform. As you are aware, our code consists of:

  • Formal plain black shoes
  • White shirt/blouse tucked in and top button fastened
  • Wingfield Jumper/Cardigan with logo
  • Academy tie
  • Plain black tailored trousers or knee length skirt worn with black tights
  • Black socks/tights
  • Bag that is large enough to take an A4 folder/book

Multi Academy Trust Status

Several months ago we outlined proposals for Wingfield Academy and Winterhill School to form a Multi Academy Trust. Following a period of informal collaboration Governors and Trustees of both schools have agreed to continue to work together informally rather than pursue a formal partnership approved by the Department for Education. This decision will not impact on the future of either school and each school will continue to operate as individual organisations but will work together on identified aspects of teaching and learning to share best practice in order to support all young people achieve their very best.

Independent Learning Task (ILT)

For this academic year we have made several changes to our Extended Learning Policy, notably the change of name from ELT (extended learning task) to ILT (independent learning task). Our aim is to provide clear opportunities for students to develop independent skills to ensure students become responsible and resilient learners.

As a parent/carer you can expect your son/daughter to receive Independent
Learning Tasks on a week by week basis. Full details can be found here.

Adverse Weather

May I take this opportunity to remind you that in the event of school closure or
delayed opening due to adverse weather conditions we will notify parents/carers by the following means:

  • Via text message
  • Website
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Wingfield Academy App
  • Local radio station

I will endeavour to keep the Academy open every day unless there is a risk to the health and safety of young people.

Dates for your diary

  • Y8 Parents Evening – Thursday 7th February
  • Last day of half term – Friday 15th February
  • First day back – Monday 25th February
  • Y9 Parents Evening – Thursday 14th March
  • Y7 Parents evening – Thursday 21st March

Yours sincerely,

Phil Davis
Headteacher