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Special Notice

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am writing to let you know that we have been experiencing difficulties with our network provision over the past few days. Due to Hardware failure teachers having to plan and deliver their lessons without the benefit of PowerPoints and online resources. I have been really impressed with the quality of lessons that have been delivered, however, I wanted to let you know that these disruptions may continue into next week while new hardware is installed.

The network problems have also impacted on email, Vericool and SIMS. This means that all our records are on paper at present. We are recording all catering receipts by hand and they will be manually uploaded once our system is working. This means that your ParentPay account may not be accurate at the moment. We cannot access SIMS but we have a paper copy of your child’s medical and home contact records so that we can contact you if necessary.

It also means that staff may not respond to your e-mails, as we cannot access our laptops. I apologise for this break in communication. It was an unexpected additional problem linked with failed hardware.

If you have any concerns do not hesitate to get in touch via the school office. If you do email us and have not received a reply, I would ask that you give us longer to respond but ring on Monday if something is urgent.

It is an Inset day tomorrow and so the students will not be in school. No one will be taking phone calls in reception during the day; however, you can leave a message or contact us on Monday.

We apologise for the disruption this has caused and assure you that Testwood will be back to normal as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs J. Pitman


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Welcome to the Testwood School website. I am honoured and privileged to be the Headteacher of this ambitious 11-16 Secondary School which converted to Academy status in 2011.
Our aim is to prepare every student for their future lives while they are at Testwood by providing them with the best curriculum choices and the most supportive pastoral care. Having chosen Testwood for your child, it is our job to provide them with everything they need to thrive and succeed. In partnership with parents and carers, we will work with you to ensure a happy, challenging and rewarding experience within the College environment.
I hope you find this website useful and informative. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further information.

Mrs. J.A. Pitman – Headteacher
Email: j.pitman@testwood.hants.sch.uk

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