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WEEK 30 - Friday 13 May 2022

‘Money doesn't grow on trees’

‘Because I said so’

‘I want, never gets’

Do you recognise any of these sayings? When you read them does it bring back memories of your parents or grandparents saying these words to you? I always remember hearing them and thinking it was such a mum, dad, nanna, grandad thing to say and now I find myself using exactly the same sayings not only to my own children but also to the students in school.

As the youngest of three daughters I certainly have memories of the saying ‘two wrongs don’t make a right’, but what does it really mean? At school we often hear students say, ‘I only said it because they said ….’  But surely it can’t be right for young people to have this attitude and to feel like they need to respond in the same negative hurtful manner?

We all want our young people to see the importance of kindness and the impact that their hurtful words can have on others. We want them to be respectful and for others to speak positively about them. We want them to ‘treat people the way you want to be treated and talk to people the way you want to be talked to’.

Please speak to your child about the importance of speaking to their tutor, Head of Year, Assistant Head of Year or teachers if they feel that someone is upsetting them and certainly not to respond in the same way because as the saying goes ‘two wrongs most definitely do not make a right’. And who wants to study/work in a community where people are unkind to each other? Certainly not me!

We are very focused on attendance at the moment and celebrating those many students who are achieving 100% for the year, or who are very close to it.  We know that illness is unavoidable but we appreciate your support in encouraging your child to avoid any other absences from school and ask them about the 100% attendance wheel.

Thank you for your continued support and please do contact us with any questions or concerns; hoyyear7@hessleacademy.com 

Take care and stay safe,

Miss Pinkney

Head of Year 7

Mrs Briggs

Assistant Head of Year 7