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Parent Bulletin: 26.02.2021

26th February 2021

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Dear Parents and Carers

There’s a huge amount of information for you in the following pages. Please do take the time to look through this; there are many opportunities for pupils advertised.

Lateral Flow Device Consent Forms

Many thanks for your support with completing the Lateral Flow Device Screening consent forms. If you have not already submitted a form for your child, please do so by Monday 1st March if you consent to your child taking part. Forms can be found on a School Post sent on Wednesday 24th February, or email to request one.

Testing: Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the page later in the bulletin where you can find answers to the questions that some of you have been asking this week.

School Reports Years 7 and 9

In a routine year we would have been about to start a set of reports for Year 7 and Year 11 pupils. In the fortnight from March 8th, teachers were due to comment on your children’s attitude to learning (on behaviour, classwork, homework and organisation); progress; current attainment – and for Year 11, a projected grade.

This year, due to the circumstances since the last report at the end of the Autumn term, we’re not in a position meaningfully to comment on the above so these reports will not be issued. Instead, we will spend the weeks following the return on March 8thfocusing our efforts and attention on settling students back in safely, finding out what they have and haven’t understood, and teaching them as effectively as possible to make sure they have learned what they need to by this stage of their education. We hope we have your support and understanding in taking this decision.

Equally, we hope that the regular updates that have come to you via Go4Schools will have given you an understanding already of whether your child’s learning has been in line with what we expected from them; we will continue to make available to parents and carers all relevant assessment information and results, and to communicate with you about your child’s attitude and progress in the usual ways, which we hope are helpful.

For Year 11 students, we will be in touch about the process of awarding grades once the government updates us on what this will entail.

Year 9 Options

Very many thanks to all the parents of Year 9 pupils for returning your Options forms so promptly. Mrs Mallett has been able to make a very good start on compiling the Year 10 Options groupings.

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend and that the sun comes out for us tomorrow, as forecast!

Take good care of yourselves,

Claire Coates

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