Post-Bank holiday chills

May 4, 2021 9:07 am

We hope that all our school community enjoyed the extended weekend, even if it was not as mild as we might have hoped.

It was lovely to see parents and carers of our Year 7 last week in their first parents’ evening with us. Our COVID-enforced virtual meetings seem to be working very well and it is so lovely to catch up with our parents and carers to talk personally about how their daughter or son is progressing. Like much of the world around us, as we come out of such extreme COVID times, we will consider things that we have implemented and whether we wish to retain them into the future. The virtual parents’ evening could well be one of those things. Having now completed every year group with this system we will gathering parental and staff viewpoints to consider what would be best into the next academic year.

Last week we wrote to the parents and carers of our Year 11 and 13 students, reassuring them of what lies ahead and through our programme of assessments, giving them realistic opportunities to show what they know and can do. These students are working so hard at a strange time, we are proud of their continued dedication to their studies in these extraordinary circumstances.

Last week we confirmed with our future Year 12 students that they will complete a two-week induction in the summer term, starting Monday 28 June. In this fortnight students will study a full timetable, as per their chosen routes of study, alongside activities to integrate them into the Sixth Form. We are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to start their studies in advance of the summer, building on the skills of their Level 2 GCSE and BTEC studies. If you are an external candidate, who has not yet applied to our Sixth Form, please make contact us to enquire about the possibility of study with us in September – 6thformoffice@kesgrave.suffolk.sch.uk

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