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May 22, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends We looked after 16 children in school today. There has been a lot of to-ing and fro-ing about what is going to happen to primary and secondary schools after half-term.  I have written in more detail about this in the Newsletter but basically we are going to wait until we know more. Nothing new from DfE for parents and carers. Hope everyone has a safe...

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Headteacher's Blog

May 21, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends

We looked after 19 children in school today.  Please keep an eye for tomorrow’s Newsletter as it will contain important updates relevant to all students, plus bonus pages.

The DfE has republished its guidance for parents and carers on supporting their children during the coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-secondary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Richard Bramley

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May 20, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends We looked after 18 children in school toady.  Today was a very special day as the DfE has designated the day “Thank a Teacher Day” Thei DfE daily briefing says: “Today we are saying thank you to teachers, senior leaders, support staff and all those working in education settings who are making a...

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May 19, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends We looked after 13 children again in school today. Just a reminder that on Friday I wrote to our Year 11 students and also put something in the Newsletter to mark the time GCSE examinations would start and the time Year 11 would formally leave the school.  I said how sad I...

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Headteacher's Blog

May 18, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends We looked after 13 children in school today. On Friday I wrote to our Year 11 students and also put something in the Newsletter to mark the time GCSE examinations would start and the time Year 11 would formally leave the school.  I said how sad I was about the prom not...

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Headteacher's Blog

May 15, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends As the external examinations would have started this week, we are saying a formal farewell to the students in Year 11 and Year 13.  We wish them all the very best for the future. We had 11 students in school today. The DfE has publihsed information about “National thank a teacher day –...

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Headteacher's Blog

May 14, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends We had 14 students in school today. The DfE has published Updated guidance from the Student Loans Company “Deputy CEO of the Student Loans Company, David Wallace, is advising students thinking about going to university for the first time this autumn to complete their funding applications online as soon as possible. New students are...

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Mar 27, 2020

Headteacher's blog


Category:General,Headteacher,
Posted by: rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends

We have reached the end of the first week of life in the UK post-pandemic.   I would like to thank all parents, carers and students for their continuing support during this unique situation.  The students who have been in school have behaved in an exemplary fashion and we are all very proud of them.

Everybody is affected by this and we must sympathise with students in Years 11 to 13 who have missed the chance to show what they know and can do in the summer.  There is further information from OfQual (the oversight body for school examinations) in this blog.   There are also all the young people in Year 6 who are coming up to secondary school in September.  We are getting in touch with parents and carers of Year 6 pupils who have been allocated a place at Lady Lumley’s and we are working to make sure the families have all the information they need before the new school year starts.  We also have students in Year 9 who are considering their options at the moment.  The deadline for option choices is April 1st and Year 9 students need to access the Itslearning site to complete their options form.   There is further information in the school Newsletter which you should have received by email, but a copy is also on the website (news:newlsetters or near the bottom of this page).

I hope everyone stays safe and well and I hope you have a reasonable weekend.

Richard Bramley

Latest News

Nothing new from the DfE but a bit of information from Ofqual telling us when more concrete information about examinations will be available.

Ofqual

We are rapidly working up plans to implement the arrangements the Secretary of State for Education has set out for exams this summer and, with exam boards and teaching bodies, are making considerable progress.

Students understandably want reassurance, and teachers urgently need to know what to do, and when. We expect to publish detailed information about the process and timetable which will apply this summer next week. This will include the steps we would like teachers to follow and more detailed guidance on how to consider the full range of evidence they will have available when submitting their assessment grades. We are talking to teaching representatives to make sure that what we are planning is manageable and appropriate, so that students, parents, carers and teachers can have confidence in the approach.

We will outline by Easter the process we will follow to make sure grades are fair across schools and colleges, as well as our proposals for appeals. We will also say more as soon as possible about the arrangements for additional exams in the new academic year.

We want to reassure students waiting for news that we are doing everything we can to make sure they are not disadvantaged by these unprecedented circumstances.

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