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Posted: 05/04/2018

Assessments Update

Assessments Update

April 9th 2018

Dear Parents,

I am writing to you to apologise for the technical difficulty with SIMS Learning Gateway, which has resulted in Assessments not yet being available to you on SIMS Learning Gateway.

Unfortunately, the issue is not ‘at the Brockhill end’ and we are reliant on a service provider to resolve the issue, which thus far they have not succeeded in doing. Our IT staff are liaising with the service provider several times daily, in order to try and obtain quick resolution of the issue.

Moving forward, we are actively investigating other means of communicating future assessment information to parents, which hopefully will prove more reliable.

In the meantime, thank you for your patience and Best Wishes to all students for the second week of the holiday.

Yours sincerely

Charles Joseph

Senior Vice Principal





This is the third (for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 & 12) or the fourth (for Years 11 & 13) of the Assessments, which we will send home this year.

We hope that both you and they will find cause for celebration and that the grades they have received will inform their work for the coming term and beyond.

In the coming school term and this school year we will be focusing on student attendance. Every student should be aiming for 100%, except in the most exceptional circumstances. Less than 98% attendance is a serious cause for concern and identified by educational research as disruptive to students’ learning.

We will also be focusing much more closely on the completion of all Homework by all students to their best personal standard as we believe this is a vital key to student learning and progress.


Please would you check that your son or daughter has all necessary equipment for school. A list of equipment also appears in the Parents’ Handbook as well as the Student Planner.

On a different note, we recommend that smart phones, i-pads etc are not taken into bedrooms. Parents are advised to control the content their children access and to ensure that children get enough sleep.

We look forward to seeing students back in school on Monday, April 16th 2018.

If you have any query or concern around your daughter or son’s Assessments please contact their Academy Director on Thursday or during the first week after the Easter holiday.

May I also take this opportunity to wish all students and their families an enjoyable Easter holiday.

Yours sincerely,

Charles Joseph

Senior Vice Principal