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Posted: 13/02/2020

Assessments for all Year Groups  

Assessments for all Year Groups


February 2020

Dear Parents,


Your daughter or son’s Assessment Sheet will be available on the SIMS Parent App from tomorrow morning.


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 half-term and beyond.


Full explanation of the Codes used for Assessment Grades will be sent to you with the Assessment Grades but please note particularly the following -


Areas of Concern for parental information and support:



Attendance irregular


Behaviour in class is affecting work


Coursework or Homework outstanding


Equipment for lessons sometimes or often lacking


Insufficient attention to Coursework or Homework outside class


Late to lessons


Work sometimes or often handed in late


Quality of work completed not of personal best


If you have any query or concern around your daughter or son’s Assessments please contact their Academy Director on Thursday, February 13th or Friday, February 14th.


Some Reminders:



During 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. 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 also 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 Parents’ App and should be recorded by students in student planners too.


Mobile Phones and headphones / pods

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.

May I also take this opportunity to thank parents for all their support since January.

We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, February 25th.


Yours sincerely,


Charles Joseph

Senior Vice Principal