Dear Parents and Carers
Thank you for supporting your children with their remote learning; it certainly feels like a sense of routine has been established far quicker than last time around. As mentioned in the letter you received earlier this week, a few tweaks to the remote provision will come into force on Monday. These are designed to make online learning sustainable for as long as it needs to be. Staff train every Monday after school on how to improve remote learning, whether it be through Teams or other online resources. Please do encourage your child to keep up the positive start to this term, make sure they take part in the lessons and let their Head of Year know of any barriers that are preventing learning happening so we can try and help.
I had hoped to be able to discuss what replaces GCSE and A Level exams this week, but unfortunately there is still no official news. We are expecting a consultation to be launched imminently, which now appears to be heading back towards a form of exams but marked by teachers rather than examiners. All I can say to our Year 11 and Year 13 students is to keep studying hard and building up the knowledge and skills you need for the next step in life; that way you will be ready for whatever replaces the exams. (more…)