Weekly Parent Bulletin

Friday, 26th February 2021

Essential information regarding reopening and Weekly Parent Bulletin

Dear parent/carer,

We have kept this week's parent bulletin (see below) as short as possible in order to communicate essential information regarding phased reopening for students from Monday 8th March. Information regarding reopening for students in Years 12 and 13 and in Greenfield will be emailed separately.

Please take the time to read the attached letter carefully. I hope that it provides you with the essential information you need ahead of the return to college for Years 7 to 11. I appreciate that you will have questions about the week commencing 15th March but I felt it important to get the essential information out to you as soon as possible. With national guidance still changing, we felt it better to give the correct information as we have it, rather than cause confusion by changing things later. Please be assured I will write again with further details as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please refer to the covid19 section of our website for general information. Our parent FAQs will be updated again next week so as always should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us in the usual way.

We very much look forward to welcoming all of our students back to school soon.

Kindest regards and stay safe and well

E Seward-Adams

Mrs Emmie Seward-Adams


Weekly Parent Bulletin - Friday 26th February 2021

NEW: Parent Governors

We would like to express our sincere thanks and best wishes on behalf of the college community for the contributions made by our outgoing parent governors, David Rushton and Kerenza Andrew, whose terms of office end on 5th March. Our newly appointed parent governors are Caitlin Dean and Trudy May and we very much look forward to welcoming them to the Governing Body.

NEW: National Careers Week (1st-5th March)

Next week is National Careers Week and students have been emailed a list of opportunities offering careers advice for a broad range of different career pathways. Here is a guide for parents about National Careers Week, and a list of what will be running, including the main event which is the National Careers Week Careers Fair, starting from Monday. This has over 60 employers across 5 sectors and there is no registration required. Other opportunities include sessions for students considering healthcare/medical professions, law, STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), policing, business, politics, criminology, and journalism.

REMINDER: Marjon Endeavour (intensive tuition in English and Maths for Year 11 students)

The project will run during the second week of the Easter holiday, (each day from 12th until 16th April) and will focus on raising student’s attainment in English and Maths. The project will also provide students with opportunities to develop study skills and motivation for self-study and will introduce students to Higher Education pathways.

This programme has just 40 places in total (it is open to other schools) for Year 11 students and they welcome applications from any student, however they will be prioritising those students from Widening Participation backgrounds.

To find out more about this and other upcoming events click here.

The application form is available here. Applications are invited by the close of play on 26th March 2021.