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School Letters 2021/22

11th April 2022 - Walk Against hunger

To promote our ongoing drive to support Students’ health and well-being, as well as continue our charitable work leading up to Easter, we will be taking part in the CAFOD Walk against Hunger, along with all other schools in the St Ralph Sherwin Trust.

3rd April 2022 - Parents evenings 2022-2023

We recently asked for your feedback regarding our Parents’ Evenings so that we could decide how these would take place moving forward. 

7th April 2022- Year 11 Easter Break

The following timetable has been put in place for all pupils.

 4th April 2022 - Year 7 Letter to Parents PSHE Day

Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Wednesday 6th April 2022.

4th April 2022 - Year 8 Letter to Parents PSHE Day

Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Wednesday 6th April 2022.

4th April 2022- Year 9 Letter to Parents PSHE Day

Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Wednesday 6th April 2022.

4th April 2022- Year 10 Letter to Parents PSHE Day

Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Wednesday 6th April 2022.

4th April 2022 - Year 11 Letter to Parents PSHE Day

Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Wednesday 6th April 2022.

4th April 2022- Rewards Visit Letter Itinierary

We are delighted to be able to offer our popular rewards visits on Tuesday 5th April.

29th March - Year 10 Parents Evening

Please find attached a letter regarding Year 10 Parent's Evening on Thursday 7th April

18th March 2022 - St Ralph Sherwin Newsletter

We have had lots of exciting initiatives take place this term including our Pupil Olympics and Pupil Parliament.

18th March 2022 - Reward Trip Letter

I am pleased to inform you that your child has qualified for our end of term reward visit.

 
9th March 2022 - Options Evening Thursday 17th March- Year 9

You will be aware that Year 9 students start their Key Stage 4 studies next academic year. This means that your child will be choosing their options in Year 9 and this process will begin in the next few weeks.

9th March 2022 - Teenage Booster, and Men ACWY vaccination programme- Year 9

We will be continuing to use the e-consent for the Teenage Booster, and Men ACWY vaccination programme and will be offering vaccination to girls and boys in Year 9. 

28th February 2022 - Year 9 Parents Evening 3rd March
Our Year 9 Virtual Parents’ Evening will be taking place on Thursday 3rd March between 4pm -7pm.  This is an opportunity for Parents to meet with their child’s Subject Teachers to discuss their progression and attitude to learning at St Philip Howard.
17th February 2022 - Year 11 Prom

Our annual school prom has been booked for Friday 15th July at The Village Hotel Hyde.  The total price for the prom is £45.

 

11th February 2022 - Gratitude letter Non-uniform day

Due to a brilliant response to the foodbank donations for non uniform day, Gratitude Club have decided to hold another non uniform day on Friday 18th February 2022 which is the last day of this half term.

3rd February 2022 - Letter to all Parents and Carers re Sean McClafferty retirement

At the end of the summer, in August 2022, I will be retiring from my post as CEO of St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Mult Academy Trust.

27th January 2022 - Gratitude Letter Food Bank, non-uniform day

                   This term the Gratitude Club have decided to support Glossopdale Foodbank, we propose to hold a non-uniform day on Friday 4th February 2022 for this cause.                             

 17th January 2022 - Period 6 Autumn Term Letter

The most recent Academic Review for your child highlights that in some areas there are gaps between your child’s current working grade and their end of year target.

14th Janaury 2022 - Year 11 Parents Evening

Our Year 11 Parents Evening will be taking place virtually on School Cloud on January 20th between 4pm -7pm. 

14th January 2022 - Parents Evening Guide

Browse and log in to the usual St Philip Howard School Cloud web address:

11th January 2022 - Intervention 

To enhance progress, we have organised some additional intervention to support your child in their core subjects.  Students who receive support will attend one session a week/ fortnight for the subject which they have been identified (in this case, English). 

21st December  - Information for return after Christmas break

The government have stated that all Secondary schools must carry out lateral flow tests in the first week of term to help detect asymptomatic cases and break chains of transmission. 

16th December - Year 7 Letter to Parents PSHE

Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Friday 17th December 2021.

16th December - Year 8 Letter to Parents PSHE 

Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Friday 17th December 2021.

16th December - Year 9 Letter to Parents PSHE

Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Friday 17th December 2021.

16th December - Year 10 Letter to Parents PSHE 

Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Friday 17th December 2021.

16th December - Year 11 Letter to Parents PSHE 

Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Friday 17th December 2021.

15th December - Rewards Visit Cancelled

We hope this letter finds you and your family safe and well in uncertain times.  Unfortunately, we have taken the decision to cancel the rewards visit scheduled for Monday 20th December.

13th December - Rewards Visit Permission Letter

I am pleased to inform you that your child has qualified for our end of term reward visit.

8th December - Rewards Visit

I am pleased to inform you that we will be completing our end of term rewards visits on Monday 20th December.  

2nd December - Christmas Jumper day

St Philip Howard will be taking part in Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children.

1st December - London Year 10

As part of our drive to enhance Students’ cultural development and engagement in Religious Studies and Expressive Arts, we are inviting Year 10 students to visit London for a residential trip. 

29th November - Face coverings letter
Following recent communication from the Department for Education (DfE) and inline with government guidance we have reviewed our risk assessment and are advising all staff and pupils to wear face coverings in corridors and in communal spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained

25th November - Briars Letter

I am delighted to announce that we will be running a residential retreat to the Briars (in Crich, Derbyshire) for our year 9 pupils from Friday 1st July to Sunday 3rd July 2022.

16th November  - St Ralph Sherwin Trust Newsletter

Strictly St Ralph raises over £13,000 for charity.  Fifteen couples from across our family of schools took to the dancefloor....

19th November - Youth Fun Day

On Friday 19th November, we will be celebrating Youth Fun Day. 

9th November - Ofsted Letter

Today, following our inspection in October 2021, we are even prouder to say that the academy has been judged by OFSTED to be ‘Good’ in all areas.

22nd October - School Timings from 1st November 2021

As you are aware, we have altered the timings of our school day to allow a staggered start and end of the school day, easing the congestion of students arriving and departing school.

21st October- Welcome to Food Preparation

Here you will learn about food and nutrition and develop your practical skills.

15th October- Parents Guide For Accessing Video Appointments

A guide to access Video Appointments.

15th October- Year 7 Review Evening

Our Year 7 Virtual Review Evening will be taking place on Thursday 21st October between 4pm -7pm. 

8th October- World Mental Health Day

To support World Mental Health Day we are going to be taking part in #HelloYellow 2021 on Friday 8th October with a non-uniform day.

4th October - Ofsted

Inspection of St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy by Ofsted.  We have just told your child's school that we will inspect it on 05 October 2021.

4th October - A Guide for Parents School Inspection

This document applies to all maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units. It also covers academies, city technology colleges, city colleges for the technology of the arts and some non-maintained special schools in England.

1st October- Intervention Letter

To enhance Students’ progress following their return to school, we have organised some additional intervention to support Students’ progress in core subjects. 

1st October- GL Assessments Year 7

At the beginning of this academic year, we wish to assess Students’ knowledge and skills in their core subjects to find any gaps in learning. 

6th October- Early Closure Letter

In order to prepare the school for our Open Evening we are notifying you of an early closure so that staff and pupils can prepare for this important event in our calendar.

24th September- Year 9 Cooking Club Letter

We would like to invite your child to an after school club, aimed at teaching young people new cooking skills.

24th September- SEND Glossary

A guide to SEND terminology. 

20th September-SEND Letter

I would like to introduce myself as the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at St Philip Howard CVA, Working alongside our existing key workers and teaching assistants.

23rd September-Year 11 Review Evening Letter

Our Year 11 Review Evening will be taking place virtually on School Cloud on September 23rd between 4pm -7pm. 

Parents Guide for booking appointments

Parents guide for accessing video appointments

KS3 Food Prep letter

Here, you will learn about food and nutrition and develop your practical skills in preparing food. 

Year 10 Food Prep Letter

Your son/daughter has opted to study GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition.

Instrumental Lessons Letter

We are pleased to announce that #TeamSPH will continue to offer instrumental lessons at St Philip Howard for Year 7 pupils for the 2021/2022 academic year.

25th August - SPH Safe

​​​​​​As we prepare to welcome students and staff back in September, it is important that there is clarification on expected standards and behaviour when all pupils return. 

 

25th August 2021 - SPH Safe Information Letter

SPH Safe.

 

25th August 2021- Return to school

We hope this letter finds you and your family safe and well and enjoying the summer break.

 

10th September 2021- Jeans for Genes day

St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy will be taking part in this year’s Jeans for Genes Week.

 

10th September 2021- Glossop Jog

This year the Glossop Jog, is going to take place on Sunday 10th October, 11am at the Redgra at the bottom of Pikes Lane.