I can’t believe that another year has passed and we are fast approaching the summer holidays. It has been another fantastic year for Oasis Academy Wintringham and we have been recognised as one of the Top 100 most improved schools in the country.
In September we will have our biggest cohort of Year 7 students ever and we currently have a waiting list. As outlined in my last letter, to accommodate the growing numbers and to ensure that all students have the correct support and guidance we will be moving towards a Year system from the current House system in September. The new Heads of Year will be supported by a Pastoral Manager and we are very excited about this and see it as the next step in moving the Academy to Ofsted Outstanding.
Our Year 11 Leaver’s day was a fantastic day, a particular highlight being the ‘We’re a Knockout’ and we were sad to say goodbye to the students. They have been an excellent year group who have worked hard and we hope that they
get the results that they deserve. They can collect their results on Thursday 22nd August from 9am.
This Academic year we have done over 60 trips and visits to a wide selection of places including Paris, Etihad football stadium, University trips, Manchester Christmas Market and many more and we still have our end of term rewards trips to look forward to. We place high value on extra-curricular opportunities at Wintringham and believe these to be very important in ensuring that our children leave us as well-rounded individuals. Last week we had our annual school
sports day and that has to be one of the highlights of the year…how many schools have their staff and students dancing to the cha cha slide on sports day? It was quite a scene!
My team and I have recently been interviewing for new positions within the Academy, in preparation for September. I am sure that you will want to join me in congratulating Mr Broderick and Miss Green who will both become Associate
Assistant Principals and Miss Smith will become the Head of Year 8.
It is with a heavy heart that we will be wishing Cathy Mason, our Health and Wellbeing Nurse goodbye as she retires this summer. She has been with us for 21 years and is a highly valued and respected member of our school community. Her commitment to helping our students and their families knows no
bounds and she is recognised locally and nationally for the work that she has done with safeguarding, having received an award from Prince Charles. She has touched all of our lives and we wish her the very best for the future, she will be sadly missed.
We will also be saying goodbye to a number of other staff including Miss Robinson, Miss Fozzard, Mr Naylor, Miss Clayton and Miss White and we wish them the best of luck as they move onto pastures new and progress in their careers.
I hope that you enjoy reading about the success and projects that our students have been engaged in and we look forward to meeting many of you over the next academic year. Please keep up to date with what is going on at the Academy via our Facebook page and Twitter feed, which are updated regularly.
Finally, I hope that you have a relaxing and enjoyable summer break. I hope that the sun shines and you have are able to spend quality time with family and friends.
Thank you for your continued support.
Ms Heidi Stennett