We like this system - it works!

PUBLISHED: 11:36 10 November 2006 | UPDATED: 22:21 28 May 2010

WE write concerning your article on the Neale-Wade sixth form paper s campaign to clarify sixth form dress code. On the behalf of the sixth form, we would like to say that we believe Mr Hitch is doing an excellent job as principal and the school has gone

WE write concerning your article on the Neale-Wade sixth form paper's campaign to clarify sixth form dress code.

On the behalf of the sixth form, we would like to say that we believe Mr Hitch is doing an excellent job as principal and the school has gone from strength to strength under his leadership.

The working environment for both staff and students has improved greatly as a result of him becoming principal. On top of that we like him a lot too, as he is one of the most approachable teachers in school.

Our paper's campaign was in no way an attempt to undermine him and the fact that he allowed us to voice our opinions in this way is something the sixth form appreciates. Furthermore it clearly shows that he takes us seriously as a student body and is happy for us to have our say on issues that affect us.

The school's policies can't always please every student or year group and it just so happened that on this occasion the sixth form weren't keen on some new rules. However, all students are entitled to their say, and fortunately at Neale-Wade there are ample opportunities to do so.

In fact, sixth formers were recently invited to a lunch time meeting to discuss sixth form matters with members of the senior management team. This goes to show the maturity of our students and the willingness of the teachers to consult us, which is again helping Neale-Wade move from strength to strength.

WILL McADAM AND CHRISTINE DELLER

Editors of Neale-Wade sixth form newspaper The Student

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