Parent Bulletin

Keep up to date with what’s going on at the College. This Bulletin will be regularly updated with key dates and information we think parents need to know.

16/04/18: Staff and students are working together to ensure everyone is ready for the important up-coming exams. Our Be Exam Ready campaign focuses on six guiding principals: Be Ambitious. Be Organised. Be Focused. Be Prepared. Be An Expert. Be Practiced. Be Exam Ready! Find out more about our Be Exam Ready campaign.

27/03/18: It is the last day of the Spring term today. Lessons resume on Monday 16 April. College will be completely closed from Friday 30 March – Tuesday 3 April inclusive. A skeleton staff will be working from Wednesday 4 – Friday 13 April, but no teaching staff will be in College.

22/03/18: It is Easter next week and the last day of lessons is Tuesday 27 March. We have a Staff Development Day and an Interview Day on 28 and 29 March and then we break for Easter. Lessons resume on Monday 16 April, when we will be just three away from the Year 12 examinations. Parents can keep up-to-date with important College dates, including Term Dates, Parents Evenings dates, Staff Developments Days and other days when there are no lessons, by viewing the Dates for your Diary page.

22/03/18: Don’t forget, parents can download a copy of the Handbook for Parents from the website. Please note, the PDF downloads are not available to those using Microsoft Edge – please use a different browser or email Marketing to get a copy emailed to you.

15/03/18: Year 12 Parents’ Evenings are on Thursday 22 and Tuesday 27 March. Students should already have booked appointments with teachers for parents. If you have any queries, please call the College’s Central Admin Team on 0121 704 2581.

09/03/18: Please be aware that the timetable is changing for Year 13 students from 16 April onwards (or earlier for some subjects). Afternoon lessons are being restructured to allow for greater intervention time in the build-up to examinations. Standard teaching time will run from 1.15 – 3.30pm, with a 15-minute break in the middle. The final half hour will be set aside for individualised study. For some students, this may mean independent study or revision, but for most it will involve compulsory workshops with teachers to maximise their progress. All students will be expected to remain available until 4.00pm should their teachers deem their attendance at these workshops as necessary for their development. This new structure will come into force for Year 12 students from 16 May (following the completion of Year 12 examinations). A new timetable will be in place for September. More information is available here.

01/03/18: College will be closed on Friday 2 March due to inclement weather. Students should check Moodle for any work set and follow social media for any further updates.


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