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Principal's Blog Friday 30th September

posted 30 Sep 2016, 07:19 by Karen Bricknell

Thank you for your patience this week while we have been dealing with the cyber incident. We experienced a deliberate malicious cyber attack which has encrypted our central server. A criminal investigation is underway led by CID detectives. In practice this means that some of our computer records are currently inaccessible. Please rest assured however, that we have always had access to emergency contact information, google mail and google docs as well as registers for all students. Fortunately, although we are currently unable to access server based records we have access to records hosted in other applications. Although we have clearly experienced a level of disruption this week, we have taken registers every lesson as per usual and the safety of the students has never been in question. We take our responsibility to safeguard very seriously indeed.

At this stage the evidence suggests that this was an isolated cyber attack intended to disrupt the school. I am unable to discuss any more detail at this stage as this is an on ongoing criminal investigation.  As soon as I am able to share more details with you, I will.

Year 8 students have had a fantastic time in Trewern this week, taking part in team building activities such as canoeing, gorge walking, cycling and climbing. They have faced their fears in a number of challenges and activities. 


House assemblies this week have been focused on litter and the importance of keeping our environment litter free. Please reinforce this message at home and help us to keep our Academy and surrounding environment clean and litter free.

Atlas images are coming in on Tuesday 4th October to take photographs of students in Years 7 and 9. Students will take home a card with details of how to login and view the photographs. We also have the Year 7 ‘Meet the Parent’ event on Tuesday, I hope to see lots of you there. Friday 7th October is Green House Mufti Day to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, students can wear mufti if they bring in £1.00.

Enjoy your weekend

Claire Charlemagne

 


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