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The Diocese of
Westminster Academy Trust

John Henry Newman Weekly Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that you have all received, and had an opportunity to read, the Ofsted letter that we received this week. As I commented in my response, we are very pleased with the comments made by the team and especially those made about our children and staff.

I am very fortunate to work with such wonderful people and to have the support of such caring and committed parents. The development work in the school continues and we will continue to be busy making plans for September and the new academic year, ensuring that we build upon the comments made by the inspection team and our strong foundations.

I hope that many of you have already signed up for the JHNA Summer BBQ and fun run. It is a 2k circuit that can be completed as many times as you wish, or are able to complete, in the one hour time slot. We have received a number of enquires asking if the course / event can be walked; the answer is most definitely, ‘Yes.’ All are welcome to take part at whatever speed they wish. Do remember to pick up a sponsorship form and all parents are encouraged to raise sponsorship as well as children.

If you follow the school on Twitter, you may have seen the ‘Lidl’ advert which features staff from the school talking about Ashley Young. Ashley is one of our former students who is part of the England squad for the World Cup in Russia. We have had a number of organisations contact the school with regard to Ashley and we may even be on national television next week before the first England game on Monday! Keep an eye on your Twitter account for more details.

This term has already had some significant events, not least Ofsted. Ofsted will not visit us again for three or four years, but they have never been a consideration in our planning and work for your child. We have always put the ‘child’ at the centre of our planning and efforts; this we will continue to do. As I have already said, I send my thanks to everyone - governors, staff, parents and guardians - but most of all to our ‘stunning’ children.

It is a great privilege to be the Headteacher of a school and community formed by love and prayer.

Thank you and God Bless, Mr Mathew

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