Hot Chocolate Friday 27-11-20
Well done to our pupils for going #overandabove
Well done to our pupils for going #overandabove
Pietro, Amelia and William in Year 7 - Well done! you have been recongised this week for your successes in Art. "Your Art was sweet, so here is a treat!"
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
As you may be aware, starting from this academic year 2020/21, Relationships, Sex and Health Education is now a statutory requirement in all secondary schools in England. This new subject will build on the non-statutory lessons we have previously taught in RSE.
You can find a copy of the examination timetables below.
As of Monday 23rd November Merseyrail stations will not be giving out free face masks.
Please communicate with children and their parents the importance of wearing face coverings whilst using public transport. This can be a scarf or other covering that covers the nose and mouth and catches any droplets.
Dear Parents & Carers,
In line with the review of risk assessments, please note that as from Monday 23 November 2020, the entrance and exit gates at the front of school will be locked from 08:20 until 15:30. This will ensure that this area of the school is safer for our College community.
Many thanks for your cooperation and support.
information you about the arrangements for the forthcoming trial examinations for all Year 13 students.
Examinations will take place for most subjects. These are a vital part of our on-going programme of assessing your child’s progress to date in key subject areas. Performance in these exams allows us to identify where further additional support strategies can be put in place to enable progress towards targets to be met.
Please see below a copy of the examination timetable, it’s important that all students go through their timetables to ensure they are fully aware of when they’re exams are to ensure full preparation. When not in exams, students should attend lessons as per their usual timetable.
Can I also take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.
If you have any concerns with your child’s progress in general, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by telephoning the Head of Learning.
Yr 8 & Yr 11 REVIEW DAY – Friday 20th November 2020 from 9.00am to 6.00pm
Online Appointment Booking and Video Link via School Cloud
The school has introduced a new intuitive and easy to use online appointment booking system using School Cloud. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments. We are confident this will be an improvement to the previous system and welcome any feedback.
Please note, video link appointments are for a 5-minute period if you are logged into School Cloud, it will start automatically at the designated time, it will show a count down and automatically end the appointment.
If you are a Year 11 parent/carer, and saw a teacher on Thursday’s Parents’ Evening, you do not need to see that teacher again.
Appointments can be made from this afternoon, Friday 13th November at 4.00pm.
Please visit https://stjohnplessington.schoolcloud.co.uk to see how to log in and book your appointments. (A short guide on how to log in and add appointments is attached with this letter.)
Instead of using Zoom for the video meetings, School Cloud booking system will include the video link;
Your child should accompany you on the video link to the College for their meetings dressed appropriately.
We look forward to seeing you and your child on Friday.
Mr P McLoughlin
I am writing to inform you about the arrangements for the forthcoming trial examinations for all Year 11 students. As you know, these are a vital part of our on-going programme of assessing your child’s progress to date in all subject areas. I appreciate that the current situation of COVID has impacted students in many ways and with this in mind, it is very important that students continue to be prepared for all forms of assessment including formal examinations, particularly in light of the Government’s plans for summer examinations to still go ahead. Performance in these trial exams allows us to identify where further additional support strategies can be put in place to enable progress towards targets to be met, this is especially important during these uncertain times.
Now the autumn is here, remember to take extra care on your journey to school.
During term time, the majority of road collisions involving young people happen in the afternoon and evenings, especially in the autumn and winter when it gets dark earlier in the day.
Walking or cycling to school is the healthiest option if you can. During lockdown, people started to get out and exercise more and it’s important we continue to do that during the autumn and winter months - even if it takes more of an effort. Exercise is a great mood-booster - something we all need in these difficult times! Active travel like walking or cycling improves alertness, lowers stress, and increases concentration. It also takes away the stress of using busy buses and trains, especially when capacity may be reduced due to social distancing.
As we come to the end of this half term, I’d like to update you on a number of important points. This half term has presented us with some challenges which our pupils and staff have risen to meet. Thank you for your support and encouragement.