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Principal's latest letter to parents

30th April 2018

Dear Parent / Carer

I would like to express my gratitude to the many local employers who attended our inaugural ‘Business Breakfast’ on Friday 20th April. In addition, I would to acknowledge the support of Thelma Walker, our local MP, who also found time in her busy schedule to attend and help foster stronger links within our Community. Our Careers Team, led by Mrs Hardcastle work hard to develop these links as we recognise the mutual benefits that working together can provide. Careers guidance is vital in supporting our students to make the right choices, raise aspiration and to help develop awareness of opportunities available. If you are a local employer and are interested in working with our school, and other local businesses, please contact our Careers Guidance Advisor, Mrs Hardcastle using the email address

Colne Valley High School has a significant role to play within our community; we often have opportunities for people connected to the school to gain employment or voluntary experiences. As we approach the start of the examination season we presently have some vacancies for temporary exam invigilators. We have also advertised for an Office Manager and a General Administrator. If any parent / carer knows of anyone who may be interested in any of these roles, please encourage them to contact Mrs A Morgan in our HR team using the email address

The Term Dates for the 2018-19 Academic Year were launched a couple of weeks ago and have been uploaded onto the school’s website,   The eagle eyed amongst you may notice that the 2 ‘teacher training’ days in October have changed to Thursday 11th October and Friday 12th October. This is to minimise the impact on our Year 11 cohort who will be out of school on Work Experience this week (w/c 8th October).  

Finally, I want to acknowledge the incredible efforts of our staff who are working tirelessly to support our students, particularly our Year 11 cohort in their final few weeks ahead of their GCSE examinations. Several members of staff have given up their Easter holidays and weekends to organise additional revision sessions. The demands and expectations placed upon the teaching profession, and our support staff, is ever increasing, however, our staff remain resolute and ever committed to our students to ensure they achieve their best and for that I am immensely proud.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have anything that you wish to discuss; together we are stronger.

Yours sincerely

Mr J Christian