I am writing to inform you of an important change which will be taking place for all pupils in Year 10 with effect from Monday 14th June 2021. From Monday, registration for all pupils in Year 10 will move back to 8.45-9am and will no longer take place at the end of the day.
This means pupils need to arrive promptly for registration no later than 8.45am and will leave school at 2.45pm. We believe this change will ensure these crucial 15 minutes a day are as purposeful as they need to be for a year group at such a crucial stage. We appreciate this is a change at short notice, but are acutely aware that every minute of every day really does count for our pupils in Year 10 and do not want to waste time waiting to make such a crucial change.
If this change does cause any family a practical issue please do not hesitate to contact Miss Banks at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily accommodate your child staying in school until 3.00pm.
May I also take this opportunity to remind parents of the importance of regular attendance to school.Now that the Department for Education has said that school attendance is mandatory, it is vital that your child is in school every day and on time to maximise their full learning opportunities.
In terms of our Covid risk assessment, with Year 11 leaving we are confident we can admit the four year groups still in school in a staggered and orderly fashion from 8.30 with Year 10 entering the building just before 8.45am.
From Monday the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) will be open from 2.45-3.45pm for pupils in Year 10. This is something pupils in Year 10 have asked for and we are delighted we can now facilitate this. The LRC will be staffed and pupils will need to book their place in the sessions they wish to attend. I must stress the atmosphere in there will be purposeful, it will be a place for pupils to work on homework and independent study, in a quiet and orderly manner. The computers and printer will be available for their use.
We also have two ‘Saturday School’ sessions running for Year 10 pupils.This Saturday is English and Sport. The following Saturday is ICT and Business. I can not recommend these sessions highly enough and if your child is not attending, I would ask for your support in challenging this with them. If you require any further information about these sessions do not hesitate to contact: