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Posted: 19/12/2018

Assessments and End of Term message

Assessments for Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13 and

End of Term message for all students


December 2018

Dear Parents,

Your daughter or son’s Assessment Sheet (Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13 only) will be available on the SIMS Parent App from Thursday, December 20th.

This is the second of the four 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.

This school year we are 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. Attendance recorded of students, who arrive and are marked late to school in the morning, or who are marked late in the afternoon, is reduced by their lateness.

We are now 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. Homework set by teachers is shown on our Learning Gateway and should be recorded by students in their planners.

We would like to remind parents and students that mobile phones should be turned off and in the bottoms of bags during Tutor time and lessons.

Students must not use mobile phones before break or lunch when use will be permitted.

This means that mobile phones should remain in students’ bags when moving between lessons.

Students must not wear or carry headphones or ear pods in school at any time.

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.

We look forward to seeing students back in school on Monday, January 7th 2019.

If you have any query or concern around your daughter or son’s Assessments please contact their Academy Director from Monday, January 7th 2019.

May I also take this opportunity to wish all students and their families a Happy and Restful Christmas.

Yours sincerely,

Charles Joseph

Senior Vice Principal