Please find attached a letter to parents and further details from Ofqual (the independent body that oversees exams in this country). It relates to your child’s Computer Science GCSE and, in particular, the controlled assessment that students have recently been working on.
Mr Williams will be hosting the latest Parent Forum event between 6-7.30pm on Tuesday 6th February and it would be great to see as many parents and carers there as possible. These events are really important to us as a means of gaining feedback from parents and carers about things that are going well and areas in which we need to improve. Those of you who have attended in the past will know that the evenings are fairly informal and there is usually a very nice atmosphere. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
The evening will be split into three parts. Mr Williams will open with a short presentation, giving an overview of where we feel the school is now in terms of our overall development. Mrs Ryles-Dean will then say a few words about all of the work we are doing to do ensure that behaviour and ethos in the school keeps improving, including details about the rewards systems, other means of recognising students’ achievements and ways in which we encourage students to become more socially responsible citizens. Then, as always, we will be inviting parents and carers to split into small groups and provide us with feedback (positive and negative!) on any issues at all that you feel are important.
Please bear in mind that these evenings are about discussing policies, systems and practices in the school more generally, rather than a chance to talk about any specific concerns regarding your own individual son or daughter (although, of course, if you do have any such concerns, then you must not hesitate to contact us separately).
If you are likely to be attending, please let Mrs Headon know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance so that we can ensure that there are sufficient refreshments for everybody.
Christmas is a time when lots of young people receive devices that are able to access social media such as tablets, smartphones, games consoles and laptops.
Please click here to read an important letter about how to keep your child safe online.
We have also attached a document that can support you to monitor the online behaviour of children and young people.
Unfortunately, due to a glitch in the computer system our PR1 reports were created without the relevant conversion into text for both grades and attitude to learning. We apologise for this error and hope that it didn’t cause too much confusion. Please see below for the relevant conversion:
1 = Outstanding
2 = Good
3 = Not meeting expectations
4 = Serious Concern