Headteacher's Blog

Archive: November 2011

  • 28Nov

    National Strike - 30/11/11

     As you are aware whenever we welcome parents to a progress day or parents’ evening we always ask you to complete a questionnaire. There is also an opportunity to write any additional comments at the end of the questionnaire. I find all of these useful when looking at how we can further improve the School. 

    In the most recent questionnaire 97% of parents of year 11 students either strongly agreed or agreed with the statement  ‘the teachers at the School are good’. This is a fantastic vote of confidence after nearly  5 years of education at The Urswick School. I am fortunate in that every day I witness an act of kindness  by a teacher or a really creative lesson or the dedication which means a lot of teachers arrive at the School around 7am and leave after 6pm. I write all of this because I expect the National Strike on Wednesday  30th November 2011 will generate  a lot of negative publicity  about the teaching profession. I regret that the School will have to close on 30th November 2011 causing inconvenience to parents. However I would also like to pose one question: Why do so many dedicated teachers feel so strongly about proposal changes to our pension that they feel the need to go on strike?
    The School will re-open on Thursday 1st December 2011, Cricket Club will start at 7am. Homework Club will run after school alongside ‘lesson 6’ for many students in years 10 and 11. These all take place thanks to the staff of The Urswick School.
    Best wishes
    Richard Brown

    Posted by Richard Brown @ 10:45