It was a week where we tried to inject a bit of festive spirit by encouraging engagement in Christmas Jumper Day, so we were very disappointed that on the day itself, Years 7 and 8 had to join Years 9 and 10 and remain at home due to staffing issues on site. Those that remained did wear their jumpers, ties etc very well and I am sure we will still have raised a good amount of money for Save the Children. Perhaps even those at home will have joined in to an extent or made a donation. This can still happen on ParentPay if you wish, but let us hope that by next year the whole school will be able to join in.
We have been asked to notify parents/carers of a survey by Parent Kind who wish to gather views on the examinations proposals for summer 2021. Parents/carers can complete the survey using this link.
I draw your attention also to the survey request from the London Borough of Bromley, sent in an email from the School earlier this week. This is to collect information about access to IT in the home and is similar to the survey many Darrick Wood parents kindly completed recently. If you did complete our survey, it would still be helpful if you could complete the Bromley wide one, as this could help inform plans for improving IT provision so that more children and young people can access better quality remote learning online.
2021/22 term dates
These are now available on our website.
We are using Class Charts positive House Points to award achievements across subjects in each year group. We would normally have end of term achievement assemblies to give out certificates. These will be sent home or provided electronically instead.
Our parents’ evenings begin next term. The first of these is for Year 13, on Wednesday, 13th January. Our plan is to use an online platform and booking system to hold these virtually. Initial trials have been very promising. Further details will follow, but below are the dates currently assigned for parents’ evenings, even if they are virtual and not on site. Times will be confirmed shortly.
Wednesday, 13th January – Year 13
Thursday, 4th February – Year 11
Thursday, 11th February – Year 12
Thursday, 25th February – Year 8
Thursday, 11th March – Year 9
Thursday, 25th March – Year 10
Thursday, 22nd April – Year 7