I wanted to write to you, to mark the end of this half term and to update you on the further progress that the school has made to date and to outline our preparations for the remainder of the academic year ahead.
NON-UNIFORM DAY & EARLY FINISH – FRIDAY 8TH APRIL 2022
Friday 8th April 2022 will be a Non-Uniform Day for all pupils. We ask for a donation of £1 per pupil, with all monies raised going to support children in the Ukraine via UNICEF. You can also make any further donations via https://www.unicef.org.uk/donate/donate-now-to-protect-children-in-ukraine/
There will be an extended Break time for pupils from 10:55 – 11:20 for pupils to get food from the canteen. Pupils will go to Lessons 3 and 4 as timetabled, with FSM pupils able to collect their lunch at 12:30 and all pupils able to leave the school site from 12:30.
When pupils and staff return to school on Monday 25th April 2022, the following measures will continue to be in place:
- Despite the end of the legal requirement to self-isolate, we still strongly advise anyone with symptoms to self-isolate and test. Anyone that tests positive should self-isolate for 5 days, take LFTs on day 5 and 6 and only leave isolation once they know they are no longer infectious to others.
- Face coverings should be worn when moving around indoor communal areas outside of the classroom, such as corridors, where physical distance cannot be maintained, however, they will not be required to be worn in the classroom.
- Appropriate levels of cleaning and ventilation will remain in place.
It is expected that ALL pupils arrive to school on time. If your child is continually late, this has a detrimental impact on their attainment and therefore a sanction will be issued. I also expect all pupils to attend school wearing the correct uniform. If your child does not wear the correct items of clothing, they will be sent home to change.
PROGRESS AGAINST ESTYN RECOMMENDATIONS
Over the last half term, we have continued to embed the strategies we have already developed to improve the quality of learning and teaching within the classroom. Estyn recently undertook a visit to the school where once again they commented on the positive behaviour of all pupils and their engagement in learning. Over the summer term, we will now focus on further developing strategies around ‘challenge’ and ‘feedback’ to ensure pupils continue to make sound progress in lessons.
To enhance our communication with parents, we will now be sending all communication out via Class Charts, as well as our normal methods for the time being. It is also imperative that you log in to Classcharts to enable you to monitor your child’s behaviour in school. If you do not have the login details for Classcharts, please contact the school and these will be provided to you.
GCSE QUALIFICATIONS 2021 UPDATE
To remind you, Qualification Wales announced that all exams will go ahead in the summer 2022. The examination timetable is available on the school website:
If you have any queries regarding the examinations in the summer, please contact your child’s Head of Year in the first instance.
Finally, can I thank you once again for your ongoing support to the school. I wish you and your family a relaxing Easter break.
Mrs D Gill