12th Feb, 2021
Update - 12 February 2021
Home learning provision
As we outlined in our Parentmail update last week, we continue to refine our home learning provision. We know that it is impossible to replicate the classroom at home and would like to thank parents, carers and pupils for engaging so positively despite the challenges we all face.
A large number of "live" online lessons are being delivered across all age ranges across the school.
It is important that pupils join these sessions if possible.
We are able to track pupils' attendance at these lessons. Should your son/daughter be struggling with any aspect of education, including issues relating to joining live sessions, please get in touch as we may be able to support him/her with additional resources, advice and guidance.
GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications 2021
We received updated information this week from Qualifications Wales, including a "letter for learners" which has been sent to examination year pupils.
You can access the letter here.
The information received is still broad in nature and is outlined in the letter to learners. We are expecting more specific information regarding the mechanics of the assessment process after the half term holiday. As soon as we receive more information we will communicate this to you.
Parents' Evenings/ Consultations
We have now purchased software to coordinate and facilitate online virtual parents' consultations to review your child's progress via interactive video calls. We have provisionally arranged for Year 13 online parental consultations to be conducted on Thursday 4 March between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Confirmation of this date and further details on how to register, log on and book appointments will follow shortly after the half term holiday.
Half term holiday
This half term has seen constant change, new ways of working and unimagined challenges being faced by pupils, families and members of staff at school. The half term break will provide a welcome opportunity to rest, relax and reflect on an extremely busy few weeks. We wish all pupils and families a restful half term. We would like to encourage all our young people to take some time away from computer screens, social media, computer games, phones and any digital media or devices. This means taking a break from school work too. Time taken to get fresh air, take exercise, read and rest will ensure that pupils are well placed to resume their home learning when the new half term commences on Monday 22 February 2021.