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End of term letter and Ofsted Report - June 2022

Dear Parent/Carers/Students 

We have plenty to celebrate as the end of the year approaches.  

I’ll start with the student’s ability to ‘just get on with things.’ We have had another year of disruption with absences due to Covid, a burst waterpipe, a heatwave, and an Ofsted inspection. Some could have used it as an excuse not to meet our expectations with regards to work ethic and behaviour, but the vast majority didn’t and carried on regardless – thank you for doing so.  

I’d like to thank parents and carers for your support and encouragement and allowing us to get on with our jobs and for making sure your child arrives each day on time, equipped, in uniform and ready to do the right thing and try their best. This support is invaluable and allows us to focus on improving our teaching and learning and giving your child the best possible educational experience.  

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank every member of staff at Cottingham High School and Sixth Form College for their unwavering commitment to your child and our school. Without their dedication and hard work, the school wouldn’t be in such a strong position.  

Our Ofsted report has been published today which can be found below as an attachment.  It sums up what our school is about and is a pleasure to read. I am proud of its contents and hope you and your child are too. A report this good doesn’t happen by chance or luck, it happens because of how we work together to create a school parents/carers, our students and staff can be proud of. We all know the positive impact a good school in our community has in terms of reputation and economically. Enjoy reading it – through your support, you have all contributed to the success of the school.  

I will send an email closer to the end of the summer to inform you about the start of the school year and expectations. Times are becoming more financially stretched so please buy the correct school uniform and avoid paying twice if it is not the correct attire. If in doubt look on the school website. 

Please find our key dates for 2022/23 below.  

Finally, have a great summer and I look forward to working with you all in the new academic year. 

Yours sincerely

Loz Wilson