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Dear parents and guardians,
Over the upcoming weeks tutors and HoH will be trying to make contact with you to discuss any problems or queries you have in these uncertain times. I will be placing all of the Y11 update emails that have been sent out so far on the school website for you to have a look through again prior to these phonecalls.
Other key pieces of information:
- Next steps - there will be guidance coming round mid-May from AMU Head of Sixth Form on Wallingford Sixth Form courses, and information from local colleges including advice for phone interviews etc
- Work - on 04/05/20 there will be Y11 to Y12 transition work posted on Show My Homework. This should be completed as content from it will be used early on in September to ascertain suitability for KS5 courses. Note: those not continuing with us at Wallingford would not be expected to complete this work.
- Vocational Qualifications - there has still been no further guidance on how BTEC grades are being awarded. As soon as Ofqual release this guidance we will digest it and let you know.
- Results Day - this will be on 20/08/20. We will email you all with full specifics and timings nearer the time.
- Y11 Celebration and Founders Day - we are aware due to the immediacy with which schools were forced to close that we have not been able to mark Y11s end to their secondary school life. We will be planning events to replace those cancelled as soon as there is clarity on when schools will reopen, and what other social events and gatherings are permitted.
As always I hope that all of you and your families are well, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or queries.
Regards, Mr Keeling
Assistant Headteacher, Wallingford School
Year 11 Announcements Round-Up: 19/03 - 17/04
In case you missed them, here are other messages emailed between 19th March and 17th April:
Please see the documents below regarding safeguarding. There is a document showing how you can report safeguarding concerns while the school is closed, along with an addendum to our Safeguarding Policy.
There is also a letter from Thames Valley Police with information and links concerning 'Sexting'.
Here's our third newsletter to keep you entertained during the post-Easter chocolate blues.
How many of the 100 Cultural Experience Challenge can you complete? (See "Culture Vulture" on page 6, and the separate PDF below.)
For a number of reasons, including number of students in school, restricting staff access and delivery of supplies, the school canteen will no longer be able to open. This will be from Thursday this week (16 April).
This means we would ask parents and carers to please provide students coming into school with lunch from Thursday 16 April onwards. We will keep this under review.
If this causes any concern or problem, please do let us know.
We’ll do what we can to help.
It's Good Friday tomorrow, so we're releasing our second House Newsletter today, you lucky things!
Are you a radiator or a drain? Find out with this week's assembly, along with book recommendations, creative challenges and the latest missives from Heads of Houses.
Happy reading, and Happy Easter!
We have more details on how students' grades will be determined this summer.
As a school we have taken time to process the document released by Ofqual, the organisation that oversees school examinations and awarding of qualifications, on 3rd April. The details of this can be found in this letter from Mr Lamb, Deputy Headteacher in charge of curriculum.
The three other documents below are:
- A letter from Ofqual to students, which goes through the answers to some questions we are sure lots of you will have.
- A summary of the entire process, which hopefully provides you and students with an overview of what is happening over the upcoming weeks and months.
- The detailed Ofqual guidance for you to look through.
There are more details to come, principally when students will receive their results, and specifics on how BTEC qualifications are being awarded. We will keep you updated and informed as and when further details are released.
Term 5 - Key Stage 3 and Year 10
Please see the letter below from Assistant Head Thomasina Lee detailing the plans for next term Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) and Year 10. Information for Year 12 will follow soon.
House Newsletter - First Edition!
We're pleased to announce publication of our first House Newsletter.
It's packed with information, challenges, messages from Heads of Houses and much more. Download your copy today, and see if you can get yourself into the next issue!
We apologise that many of you have had issues logging into Mathswatch over the last two days. We have been in contact with Mathswatch with regards to this and they have currently got engineers working towards a solution.
In the mean time if you are Year 7, please complete the tasks assigned to you on Mathspad. Login details are the same as for Mathswatch.
Year 8, 9 and 10, please complete the corbett maths 5-a-day, starting with the numeracy level and working your way up through foundation and foundation plus. Please make sure you check your answers using the link on the website.
Any questions please do not hesitate to contact your maths teacher.
Please follow the link below to read Government advice on supporting children and young people's mental health and well being:
Thank you for continuing to check Show My Homework. Teachers are continuing to place work on this platform so do please encourage your children to check routinely. We are able to monitor the log-ins so can see the vast majority of students have been doing this. Thank you and well done! If you are experiencing problems logging in, the following two links should help:
Please see the documents below on how we suggest you structure your children's days, along with more information about the material on Show My Homework.