The Principal’s Blog to Parents/Carers

Keeping you informed of events at WCSA

Monday 8 September 2017 – Number 1

Welcome to my Principal’s Blog. I will be writing this weekly for the WCSA website. The aim is to further improve communication with our parents / carers and students. Every week, I get questions, comments and suggestions from parents, students and the local community. I will use this blog to discuss common themes arising, as well as sharing our success. You will know how very pleased we were to see the results of the school improve by 17% this last year – there is now much more to do but I am delighted to lead our rapidly improving school and want to further improve our communication weekly.

Thank you for your support.

Our big push this term is “Ready to Learn”.

This means three major things:

Have full uniform and wear it with Worle pride – no boots – a phenomenal effort from WCSA students in Week 1. Everyone looked really smart. Please do keep this up all year! A few shirts slip out during the day. Each week, I shall be compiling a list of the students who are the “top ten un-tuckers” and asking parents to support us in keeping shirts tucked in and looking smart. Be a tucker not an un-tucker!

Be equipped with a pencil case and the appropriate pens / pencils. I have no complaints here; in fact, as I have walked through many lessons, I enjoy seeing the variety of pencil cases on show!


Be in possession of a homework folder with all homework booklets for the learning cycle. All students should have the full set of homework and folders by tomorrow.

We will be running an evening on Thursday 2 November from 5.30 – 6.30 to thoroughly explain our new PLT ‘modular curriculum’ which is made up of four learning cycles. Please do come along. In the meantime, we are happy to answer any questions via e-mail or through form tutors or heads of year. I know that many parents are keen to know how their children are progressing.

Our first set of reports will be posted home at the end of November. However, subject teachers are always happy to discuss progress if you drop them an e mail.

In terms of events coming up, please note the following dates:

Thursday 21 September – Open Evening from 5pm (please do tell friends and neighbours – Year 6s)

Tuesday 26 September – 100% attendance evening – by invite to celebrate our students’ fantastic attendance in 2016-17

Thursday 5 October – Annual Awards Evening – to celebrate the best ever WCSA examination results (top in the town on the 9-5 measure) and congratulate our Year 11s for their hard work achieving these.

Saturday 7 October – Family Breakfast for those families thinking about joining us.

Friday 13 October – break up for TWO weeks – some fantastic deals to be had on holidays.

Jacqui Scott