Thank you for the many messages we have received in appreciation of our new timetable for Year 11 students, which begins on Monday. We are pleased and proud to do our bit in support of our senior year group who have missed almost 20% of the Key Stage 4 curriculum time. Given that the pre public examinations are just weeks away it is crucial that ‘we hit the ground running’ with the new timetable and teachers have been working tirelessly to plan highly focussed, engaging sessions for the learners. Please support us by spending some time discussing with your son/ daughter the importance of fully engaging with the learning from the very first lesson.
Just a reminder that the new timetable applies to all students in Year 11, it is not optional nor targeted but represents a change to the school day for every student in our senior year. Attendance is compulsory, just as it is for every other lesson during the week and registers will be taken. In the unlikely event that a student does not attend, this will be regarded as truancy and dealt with appropriately, however I must also say that the response from the students I have spoken to has been incredibly positive and appreciative of what the school is doing to support them. Every student now has their new two-week timetable in their planner for reference.
Just a reminder that we will revert to the original finish time of 3.00pm for all other year groups from Monday. This is because we have found that there is no longer a need to lengthen the lunch break. Busses have been informed and have adjusted pick up times accordingly.