Welcome back to the second part of the Summer Term
I do hope that both parents and students were able to enjoy a break over the half-term holiday and that the relaxing of lock-down regulations this week has enabled you to meet friends and family.
This promises to be a busy half term for staff and pupils as we continue our distanced learning but also begin to enjoy more face to face contact with some Year groups.
We have planned to achieve the following before the summer break:
- Submission of Centre Assessed grades for all examination groups
- Hold virtual parents evenings for Secondary Transfer
- Welcome our new Year 7 students for a half-day transition visit
- Hold a virtual Sixth Form Induction for Year 11 and external students
- Offer further guidance to Year 13 on university and career choices
- Plan results days in August to offer maximum support for students in making choices regarding destinations and next steps
- Introduce Project work at Key Stage Three
- Introduce increased pastoral contact and Google meets in each subject
- Conduct end of Year examinations in Years 7 to 9
- Provide reports for Years 7 to 10
- Complete Year 12 examinations and organise feedback
- Complete the options process for Years 8 and 9
- Begin teaching Year 10 and 12 in small groups from the 15th June
- Organise further pastoral support for some Year10 pupils
- Meet with Year 12 pupils in small groups to discuss progress and consider careers planning and University application
- Arrange House, Reward and Celebration assemblies for all Year groups
- Provide ideas for “bridging work” to help pupils maintain and embed learning over the summer
- Continue our planning for a return to more normal school life in
I would be grateful if parents could note that for our current Year 7, 8,9, 10 and 12 students the first day of the Autumn term is scheduled for Friday 4th
September. This is to allow us to dedicate time on Thursday 3rd September to our new Year 7 and Lower Sixth.
I regret that what we are allowed to do “face to face” this term is very much limited by government guidance introduced to aid social distancing and re- strict transmission of the virus.
Year 10 students will be welcomed back to school for one day each week to receive lessons in English, Maths and Science. Year 12 will receive a more var- ied diet including exam preparation in each subject, pastoral guidance meetings and further subject ses- sions giving feedback from their exams and prepar- ing them for Year 13.
This week’s HM commendation goes to Toby Southcombe in Year 7. His RE work is simply outstanding; showing a maturity and insight that clearly reflects his hard work.
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