Non Pupil Day – Friday 13th March 2015

Dear Parents/Carers

We have been offered a rare opportunity to work directly with the Psychology Faculty at Portsmouth University in order to help our teachers develop strategies that will enable our children to become more resilient and effective learners. This is known as developing a ‘Growth Mindset’ and it is one of the key aims of our School Development Plan.

In order to work on this project a team of psychologists from Portsmouth University will be visiting Essex and we will be closing the school on Friday 13th March 2015 for a non-pupil day. The school will re-open as usual, on Monday 16th March 2015.

The remaining closure days for the school year are as follows:

Thursday 7th May 2015 (Closed for Polling Re: UK General Election)

Friday 22nd May 2015

Monday 1st June 2015

I apologise for the timing of this change, but we have only been able to take this opportunity at short notice. I hope that this does not cause you or your families any inconvenience, but training opportunities such as this are rare and will have a positive impact on our school and the education we provide.

Best wishes

Jon Smith (Headteacher)

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