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In our final issue, we round out the year with some farewells to staff leaving, welcome new staff, celebrate achievements and victories, and look back on a year mixed with sadness and joy.
The National Citizen Service (NCS) summer programme is a little different this year. The newsletters below, for students and for parents and guardians, give an outline of this year's programme.
As we approach the final few days of term, we thought it might be a good idea to outline our expectations for now until Tuesday.
Those invited in by Heads of House and the Pastoral team, or Ms McWhinnie, and the Keyworker groups are running as usual and finish at 12 noon on Tuesday 21 July. As shared in the government guidance, there are no planned keyworker sessions during the summer break.
For years 7 , 8 and 9 not in any of the above groups, sessions are coming to a close with the final group, year 7, in school this Thursday and Friday as planned, invitations have already been shared with the details.
For year 10s, sessions run as usual this week, but next week (Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 July) are by invitation only – you will hear from Mr Lyons in the next day or two.
For Sixth Form please refer to Ms Mummery’s emails for individual plans.
Buses are scheduled to run between now and the end of term, with the final collection from school on Tuesday departing at 12 noon.
Any queries, please do get in touch. The main office is open each day between 9am and 2pm.
This week's newsletter is dedicated to our forthcoming Virtual Sports Day! Compete from the privacy of your own home!
In this week's newsletter: flags and their meanings; coping with Corona: how our partner schools in France and Germany are coping with the pandemic; Christie looks at how to improve your sleep; creative writing; a fishy PowerPoint; Bronze Awards; and much more!
Over the past week, we've had a few technical issues preventing emails from being sent out to parents. This has affected some emails sent from the office as well as automated emails from the VLE, including password reset requests. We believe these issues have now been resolved, but please bear with us as we catch up with missed communications. You may receive the same email more than once, for which we apologise in advance.
Please do get in touch if you have any queries. The main office is open from 9am until 2pm each day.
Our Parent Governor Election will open today (Thursday 25 June) at 12 noon – emails will be sent at that time, to all those who have parental responsibility for a student, giving details of how to vote online.
Here's a quick (2 minute) video with an overview of setting up Microsoft Teams and joining a meeting, as well as what some of the icons do once you've joined. There's no sound, so you can watch it while stood in a queue without disturbing anyone, or provide your own choice of music.
The Sixth Form Virtual Taster Day goes Live from Monday 22nd June on the VLE.
The Virtual Taster Day includes a Student Welcome, your questions are answered in the Student Q&A and everything you need to know about each of the subjects is available in the Subject PowerPoints, Looms and YouTube videos.
Watch at your leisure and enjoy!