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Message from Mrs Woodfin, Monday 1st June

Date published: Mon 1 Jun 2020   Author:    Category: Academic   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back! I hope you got to enjoy some of the glorious sunshine over half term.

We have a busy seven weeks ahead, with you as parents and carers still continuing to support the distance learning timetable as well as balancing your own work, with colleagues at school managing the hybrid of  the distance learning timetable and face to face support, we are also in the final stages of Centre Assessment Grades for year 11 and 13, we are continuing to support the care provision, we are also planning the finer details of the supplementary provision and of course, planning for September and what that may look like! It is a busy time but it will go quickly, working together I am very confident we will get through it and provide our young people with the best provision and support we can going forward.

During the course of this week I will be in contact with the finer details of our supplementary provision for year 10 and 12. The Government guidelines were released on Bank Holiday Monday. I am very happy with the guidelines as they actually fit our plan really well!  We only need to make a couple of minor adjustments. One of those adjustments being that our plan will be pushed back so that the tutor sessions that were set to begin week commencing 8th June will now start the week commencing the 15th June.  As I have said, I will send all the details out by the end of the week, this will then give you time to have the relevant conversations at home, plan your time and ask questions of us if you need to. Hopefully this will reduce anxiety and support students with coming back to school.

Despite whatever is happening in the world from September we still planning and working hard for a smooth September start.  In September we will have the highest roll (we are oversubscribed in every year group apart from year 11) that the school has seen in the last 20 years. The increase in roll enables us to expand opportunities for the school and the students. We have made some very exciting appointments to the school which I will share with you over the coming weeks including what those appointments will mean for your children.

Have a good week.

Amanda Woodfin



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