Potteries Educational Trust End of Year Letter to Parents and Carers

July 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing as the academic year draws to a close to thank you once again for all your support during the past year. I have been so impressed on visiting each academy with how positive the learning atmosphere is in our academies, how respectful our children and young people are and how many opportunities and experiences our staff have been able to provide them with. It has not been easy to keep our young people thriving through COVID absences and online learning and your support has been vital to this. Thank you for the care and support that made this possible.

PET Curriculum Vision and Parent Governors

Our Trust’s vision is to create a caring community that delivers excellence and inspires futures. This year we have been developing an overall curriculum intent to support us in delivering this vision. Please could parents complete a short form here: parent and carer vision survey to let us know your thoughts on this.

In addition, we wanted to say a huge thank you to our parent governors, trustees and members, our voluntary workforce that work with empathy and compassion to provide support and challenge to our Trust to achieve its strategic aims. If you are interested in becoming a parent governor, please contact your child’s academy for more information.

Reading

One of the post-COVID challenges for many young people has been around reading, both for pleasure and for wider subject and course reading. There are some fantastic opportunities in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Moorlands to develop a further love of reading through local libraries and Summer Reading Challenges. For more information, see links below:

Stoke Summer Reading Challenge: Summer Reading Challenge

Staffs Moorlands Summer Reading Challenge: Summer Reading Challenge Library Events – Moorlands Area | Staffordshire Connects (openobjects.com) 

Exam Results Key Dates 

  • Thursday 18th August-Level 3 and Year 13 Exam results available from Biddulph High School and City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
  • Thursday 25th August – Level 2 and Year 11 Exam results available from Biddulph High School, Moorside High School, City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College.

Autumn Term 2022: Making a great start 

The start of the Autumn Term 2022 is from 25th August onwards across our academies. Please see your child’s academy for details of their exact date and time of return. We are looking forward to each and every learner making a great start this year and will be focussing on attendance as a key priority to support our continued COVID recovery. The PET works with Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Staffordshire County Council to support our young people and ensure they are able to attend academy regularly. If you have any questions about your child’s attendance expectations, please see their academy website for the Attendance Policy and more details. 

And as I close this letter, I want to say how proud I am of every single one of our children and young people for their hard work this year. As the summer approaches I wish all our families a wonderful summer break and hope our young people have a well-deserved rest. Thank you again for your support this year. 

All best wishes 

Mark Kent
Chief Executive

Potteries Educational Trust
City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
Leek Road
Stoke-on-Trent
Stafforshire, ST4 2RU

Tel: 01782 848736
potteries.ac.uk

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