Mrs Powell sent the following message to students and parents who have accepted a place at Harington for September 2016 today:
Dear Parent / Student
As we draw close to half term and a well-earned rest for our current students (some of whom are sitting AS papers and all of whom are preparing for next term’s internal exams – so some revision during the break cannot be avoided!), I wanted to send you another brief update from Harington.
You may have noticed from our website or facebook page that our permanent building now has a roof! The topping-out ceremony held earlier this month marked the hard work of all those who have contributed to every aspect of the project, from conception to near completion. Not only is it an important building for existing Harington students and staff, who took a leap of faith last September, but it is also important for Rutland as a symbol of the shared commitment to improve all aspects of education in this beautiful county. It will not be long before students get to enjoy these first rate facilities to match the quality of the teaching that is already established at Harington.
We are delighted to say that, due to the increased intake numbers for September 2016, all teaching vacancies have been filled by well qualified and experienced A Level teachers. Harington School will continue to offer 17 A Level courses in both Year 12 and Year 13.
Welcome Packs have been sent to those students who have accepted their conditional place at Harington. I hope this will have answered any queries you might have had about uniform, term dates, the timing of the school day, etc. We are receiving a steady flow of completed confidential information forms and School/Home Agreements, as well as confirmation of attendance at our Induction Days on 30 June and 1 July. We would be pleased to hear from you if you have not returned the forms or contacted us about the Induction Days yet.
My letter also asked for confirmation of intended A level subjects within the option blocks. Having this information now enables an overall timetable to be constructed, making the process of formally registering students after GCSE results and confirming individual timetables for the start of term as smooth as possible. Again, if you haven’t confirmed these details, we would encourage you to do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01572 772579. Thank you.
If you have any questions about transport, these can be directed to our finance department by emailing email@example.com or checking our website http://www.haringtonschool.com/post-16-transport/ . There will be a subsidised Harington bus from Market Harborough calling at villages en route to Uppingham and Oakham. There is also a bus from Melton Mowbray. The finance team will be able to help with any queries and direct you to the relevant application forms for subsidised travel, where appropriate.
We are fine-tuning the arrangements for our Induction Days on Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July. A more detailed programme will be emailed a little closer to the time. Students attending the Induction Days should wear smart, comfortable attire or their existing school uniform. On Friday 1 July, because of the planned visit to the new Harington School site, students should wear robust footwear suitable to the conditions likely to be encountered on a building site.
Meanwhile, I hope exam preparations continue to go well. If we can help with any questions about entry to Harington, or if you would like to meet with me or John Harrison (who replaces me as Head Teacher in September), please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
With best wishes,
Mrs Dyl Powell
Head Teacher of Harington School