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Update for parents and students: I am sure it has been a challenging week for you all, getting used to working from home, or only leaving the house for essential work or shopping. I hope there has been plenty of school work to occupy our students, and that IT issues have been resolved. I have seen some excellent work, including a home video of a Dance project filmed in a back garden. Can I ask that you do not email teachers out of the normal school day (9am to 3.30pm), with questions around work. Teachers will continue to send work for next week (beginning 30th March), but there will be a two week break for Easter. Best wishes and keep safe, Paula Hearle

  • Always make sure your child attends regularly, arrives on time and wears the correct uniform
  • Keep in touch with school and attend meetings
  • You will be sent progress updates each term, a full annual report and an invitation to an annual Parents’ Evening
  • If you are concerned about your child’s progress at any time, please contact the tutor; a daily report can be issued and you will receive feedback about issues like work-quality, behaviour and homework each evening
  • If you have any issues that worry you, please contact the tutor earlier rather than later; if we don’t know about it, we can’t deal with it
  • Ask for letters and complete reply slips as quickly as possible; the Headteacher sends out a newsletter once every half term; you can have these emailed to you if you would prefer; just let us know; you can also check the school website for information
  • If there are important changes in your child's life, please let his/her tutor know (medical problems, home circumstances, changes to contact details)
  • Find out what sort of day your child has had at school; ask about what they have done, what went well? And if there have been any problems?
  • Ask about homework and check the planner; you can communicate with any teacher by writing a note in the planner; in this, you will find merit stickers for good work and attitude to learning and any demerit stamps and detentions for things that have concerned a teacher, like poor organisation, a poor standard of work, or no homework; this helps you keep track on a day-to-day basis.
  • Encourage reading and give help if needed; reading remains the single most important skill that will make a difference to grades achieved
  • Encourage your child to take part in extra-curricular activities