The Radclyffe School

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Letter from the Head

Dear Parents                               

Mr Hayer

At The Radclyffe School our aim is to provide the widest educational opportunity to all our students, that is, extending and challenging the most able and stretching the less able students in stunning 'state of the art' facilities in our brand new school. Through what we call 'The Radclyffe Way' we use the dedication and talents of all our staff to enable each individual child to achieve personal excellence. The Radclyffe Way is about saying to our students tell us about your dreams and we will help you fulfil them.

We want our flagship school to be a first class place of learning and a caring community, where children feel happy and secure and where the emphasis is on high achievement. As a high performing specialist school we see information technology as a key tool for learning and preparation for the wider world. Many visitors have commented upon the purposeful and friendly working atmosphere within our school. I believe that this arises partly out of the approachable style of staff and partly out of the firm but fair discipline we try to maintain.

The transfer to secondary school can be worrying – for instance, children go to different classrooms in a larger building for specialist subjects. We make this transition seamless through the excellent relationship we have with our feeder primary school. Moreover, our school is unique in allocating each child with a member of staff called their PLG (Personal Learning Guide) who meets 1:1 with them regularly. The fact that we keep the same PLG and Year Manager for each child during their time in school means that children soon settle into our school without any major issues.

We rely on the support of parents – for instance in encouraging students to do homework – and we ask you to let us know if you have any concern. In return we will keep you informed not just of problems, but also of achievements. This partnership with parents to achieve high standards is summed up by our mission statement of "Working Together for Excellence".

If you decide to entrust us with your child’s education, I am confident that your child will experience a first class education within a twenty-first century learning environment. Please come to our Open Evening in the autumn term and visit us during the course of a normal day and judge for yourself. The staff and I look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead to achieve the personal excellence I mentioned at the top of the page.

Yours sincerely,

H.S. Hayer (Head teacher)

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