Update – Monday 20 April 2020

I hope that you had a good Easter holiday and managed to have a rest and enjoy the weather, if only in your own gardens.

As we start the new term, we are switching to a new timetable for Key Stage 3.  I sent this to you before the holidays but a copy is attached.  At KS3 we will be using a combination of resources set by teachers as well as new resources which are appearing specifically for online learning nationally.  We will make this clear to the students via Show my Homework/Google Classroom.

For Year 10 and 12 we are planning to keep up the work as before.  We understand that it is difficult for students to complete learning at home to the same level as in a classroom with a teacher and therefore we have issued new guidance to our teaching staff which should help with this going forward.

For Year 11, there were some work erroneously set on Show my Homework this morning.  I would like to extend my apologies for any confusion caused but want to make it clear that students do not need to complete this work.  Art students have been asked to submit photographs of the work that was done before the school closed. They should look at the Show my Homework message from Miss Durdey and follow the instructions.  Year 11 will be set pre-A Level work from 4 May onwards which is the time that their exams were due to start.  We will tell you more about this soon.

Year 11 and 13 parents will have many questions about the grading system being used by schools.  I attach a Frequently Asked Questions document prepared by Mrs Barter, our Deputy Headteacher, which should help.

Thank you to parents of all year groups for all you are doing during this difficult time.

Kind regards

Alan Henshall

Headteacher