Greenshaw students join their peers at the Sutton Student Council
Students take a lead in Sutton.
Students of the week
It was a pleasure to meet the students of the week last Monday, as well as an increasing number that have reached 50 (or more) achievement points before the halfway point of the school year. Congratulations to the students below on being nominated as students of this week – each is a beacon of excellence in their different ways.
Melodee / Yoomi
Lubna / Maitri
Taking a lead in Sutton
Thank you to Jaedine, Jeremiah, Melodee and Yoomah who attended the Sutton School Council (SSC) this week. The SSC is made up of students from all Sutton secondary schools – our local comprehensives, grammars and special schools. This half term, the students met with the MP for Carshalton and Wallington to discuss some of the concerns and views of Sutton youngsters.
Feedback was gathered from a survey written by students of Sutton Grammar School, and then completed by all students at their respective schools. For example, at Greenshaw our students completed their views via a link from Frog. Students across the borough are working with council staff from the London Borough of Sutton to improve areas of Sutton that students across the schools have identified as being less safe.
Victory in our first chess match of 2024
We were delighted to host students from Oaks Park High School on Wednesday. I was delighted to witness the room with a dozen pairs of students sitting opposite each other, chatting excitedly. When the playing time began, the room fell into rapt silence, with focus and intensity being the order of the day. While it is always great to see a Greenshaw win, it was also really nice to see the students of both schools interacting with each other before and after the contest. This is a great step forward for our chess club, first started two years ago, and I look forward to future competitions.
Meeting with school staff
Please be aware that we are not able to make appointments for families to see staff without prior notice. If you do come into school asking to see a member of staff, our office team will take your details and leave a message for that colleague to contact you when they are available.
We may be able to see whether anyone else is available if it is urgent. If there are no other members of staff free, we will ring you later on to make sure the best person is able to answer your query. Most of the time, it is most effective if you leave a message or speak to our office team by phone. We aim to get back to families within two working days, give or take any busy periods.
We only have one week remaining in this short five week term. As some of you may be aware, there was a nasty version of a ‘flu bug' around over a week ago, but attendance has improved since, and I hope that all students have a full week of school before half term at the end of next week.
Wishing you all the best.
Nick House, Headteacher