Parent Comms 26 April 2024

Friday 26th April 2024

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

Independent Learning

We have updated our homework policy to be trialled with students for the summer term. Homework will now be referred to as Independent Learning and will follow new deadlines for setting and handing in work across all year groups. The times students are expected to spend on Independent Learning have also been revised. 

Please view the linked pdf for further information relevant to your son or daughter's year group.  Revising our homework policy was informed by extensive research and consultation into external and contextual narratives which feed into the current complexities of child mental health. We also considered how to best prepare our students for the learning and thinking they will need to do beyond their Townley journey as well as staying true to our Townley values. Tasks set as Independent Learning will range from critical reading, to research or project based work to revision or the application of skills.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs H Ronan at .

Years 7- 9 PE kit

The New Gym is currently out of action for public examinations and therefore to minimise disruption for PE lessons, students may come to school wearing their PE kit on days that they have PE on their timetable.  Please note, students may only wear Townley’s PE uniform - students must not wear any sports attire with branding. 

Year 8 HPV Vaccinations – action required by Wednesday 1st May

The vaccination team will be in school on 8th May to carry out the Year 8 HPV vaccinations.  If you have not already done so, can you please complete the consent form through the link, to either consent to the vaccination or to say you do not want it done.  Please note the link will close on Wednesday 1st May.

Victim support’s Safer Space+

The Victim support’s Safer Space+ is a service for children and young people aged 5 to 17 years living in London, who have experienced domestic abuse at home. It aims to support children and young people to cope and recover from the impact the domestic abuse they have witnessed, to understand that they are not at fault or to blame for the domestic abuse. They help the child/young person to explore and recognise healthy and unhealthy relationships, including exploring their own experiences, but this is not necessary if they do not wish to, as well as looking at how they can keep themselves safe.

Support is trauma informed, person-centred, holistic and future focussed; delivered across 10 direct work sessions, with additional and appropriate parent/carer sessions alongside the work with the child or young person to ensure that they are able to sustain and build on positive change in the longer term. All young people and their families are provided with a moving forward plan and wellbeing box at the end of support. In addition they are able to provide families with resources and access to activities that will support you in strengthening your relationships and communication moving forward from your experiences, for example; vouchers for day trips, purchasing of family games and provision of household items such as weighted blankets, nightlights etc… They are also able to support children and young people to access clubs and activities within your local community to help them build on any hobbies and interests that they have, widening their support networks and developing their confidence and for those young people who we identify through engagement would benefit from ongoing therapeutic support we are able to commission a block of therapy sessions for them.

Safer Space+ is a voluntary service and any child/young person can withdraw themselves from the support at any time. A referral can be made by any professional, parent and carer or the young person themselves, at any time into the service up until they are 18 years old and where the abusive parent/carer is no longer living in the home.  Please see the attached leaflet and if you have any questions or queries about making a referral to Victim Support, please email 


Please see the attached flyer and Kooth’s website: Home - Kooth.  A reminder that Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community for young people and more information as a parent/carer is available here.  If you have any other queries or concerns, please do contact them at

Careers Newsletter

Please find attached our April Careers Newsletter, created by our Careers team and Careers Prefects, Mashal A, Diana C, Erin G, and Arthiha N. More Careers information can be found on our dedicated Google Site, Careers and Futures (

Finally, please click here to read the Townley Bulletin, which highlights and celebrates some of our students’ recent achievements and offers an opportunity for tennis coaching.

Kind regards, 

Miss S Totty

Senior Deputy Headteacher