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12 November 2021 Letter to Parents

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12 November 2021

Dear Parents and Carers

We have had a very good week at school, with children earning high numbers of House
Points! Art students produced a beautiful window of poppies for Armistice Day, Cadets
paraded in the Foyer area and the whole school held a silence remembering those who
have lost their lives in war and been impacted by wars across history and today. We also
welcomed the Black Police Association who held a pop-up stand so that children could
ask questions about personal safety, online safety or anything else they wished.

Sports

It’s great to see inter-school team competitions starting up again. Well done to the Year
7 Boys Rugby team who took part in a local tournament, and to the Boys under 14s
Basketball team who won against Trinity.

TikTok

There is very sadly a national trend at the moment for children to target teachers on
TikTok with highly insulting, homophobic or defamatory comments. We are aware of a
handful of accounts set up by children in our school which are starting to mimic this trend.
Tiktok have been asked to delete accounts which are offensive, but it takes time.
Please can you check with your children, particularly girls in Year 8, if they are holding
accounts which need to be deleted. If we find your child is the owner of an account
(with OSB or Orchard School in the title) we will be in touch with you directly.

5G Mast

We have received information about a proposed 16 metre 5G mast to be placed on
the corner of Monks Park Avenue with Filton Road. If any parents have expertise in
understanding the implications of this for school children, and would be happy to help,
please contact info@orchard.tila.school and we will be in touch with you.

Cover Supervisor/Tutor roles

We are advertising on e-teach for 2 cover supervisor/small group tutoring posts. If you
know anyone interested, please ask them to apply! E-Teach roles

I wish you all a lovely weekend.

With best wishes

Julia Hinchliffe, Headteacher