You will have received the information below in this week's parental newsletter.
Can we please remind all Year 11 parents that students are expected in school every day. Teachers are using their final few lessons to complete the syllabus, review more difficult topics and support students in improving their exam technique – this is particularly important with it being the first year of students studying this syllabus and being assessed on the two years. This will all ensure that students are well prepared for the upcoming exams. All education research makes a very clear link between attendance and achievement and we are concerned about attendance in Year 11 in these final few weeks. We ask for your support and cooperation in ensuring students are in school as this is not only of benefit to them but a legal requirement.
I would like to reiterate the importance of full attendance as we near the start of study leave. Please be mindful of the following:
• Interventions are being escalated in the next 2 weeks including specific targeted lessons.
• Some GCSE courses still have content to be delivered.
• All GCSE teachers have prepared revision lessons which include exam technique.
Can I also take the opportunity to remind you of the following key dates:
• Students will be allowed to wear their JFS leavers hoodies for the last week of school (w/c Monday 7 May). The hoodie can be worn instead of a blazer but we expect full school uniform other than that.
• The celebratory breakfast and presentation will be on Thursday 10 May. Students are expected in school at 8.30am. Parents are invited to this event and can arrive from 9.40am (the event itself is from 10am-12pm).
• Students are allowed to be in non-school uniform on Thursday 10 May but we would encourage them to wear their leavers hoodies.
A number of students are working very hard alongside the Year 11 team to create a positive atmosphere and give the year group the celebration they deserve. All of this can only be successful with the cooperation of all students and therefore we ask for your support in speaking to your child about their conduct in the days remaining. It goes without saying that if any student is found in possession of any items that we believe to pose a health and safety risk or damage to the school building, they will be sanctioned accordingly and may risk exclusion.
We thank you in advance for all your support and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on 10th May.
Miss G Patel Mrs S Berg
Head of Year 11 Assistant Headteacher