Sixth Form News

Subscribe to News Feed

School closure newsletter #5

Published on 02/06/20

School re-openings

As you will no doubt now be aware, the government has signalled that it would like secondary schools to introduce some ‘face-to-face support’ for students in Year 10 and 12 from 15 June at the earliest. However, its guidance goes to say that the numbers of students attending from each year group at any one time should be limited to a quarter of the cohort. We are finalising plans for what form this ‘face- to-face’ support will take for both year groups, carrying out risk assessments and consulting with staff. We hope to be in a position to share these plans with students and parents later in the week.

Read More

School closure newsletter #4

Published on 18/05/20

It’s now almost two months since schools closed to combat the spread of the coronavirus. At time of writing, we are still awaiting detailed guidance from the government about how secondary schools might go about re-opening for some ‘face-to-face’ catch-ups and/or teaching with students in Year 10 and 12 this summer. Once this guidance has been published, we will be working with colleagues in the local authority to carry out risk assessments on both sites before we can develop any proposals for re-opening.

Read More

Y12 Google Classroom

Published on 31/03/20

All students should have access to these. If you have a son/daughter in Y12 please remember that, at some point, we will be back to normal. At that point your son/daughter could be applying for competitive courses, apprenticeships or jobs. Help them give themselves every advantage that you can by encouraging them to keep up with the work set and submitting when possible. Tutors have been allocated to all sixth form students so we can check in on them. Not just about work but about health and wellbeing too. Please encourage all students to keep an open dialogue with their tutor where possible. We are also keeping up our PHSCE programme via Google Classroom and, hopefully, providing ways that students can still socialise virtually at this difficult time. Kit Wright and Gail Mackle will also be using this platform for careers and UCAS advice.

Read More