01/12/2021

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you to all of the students and staff for a very successful day raising funds for Children in Need, the school raised a grand total of £1,385.81!

Face masks on the school site

Following on from the update from Department of Education face masks will again be compulsory on the school site. Students, unless medically exempt, must now wear masks when in all communal areas – classrooms, corridors, outside spaces, including the lunch queue and assemblies.

We will continue to follow the guidance in order to keep our students, staff and all of our families safe.

COVID testing

Please ensure that students are completing lateral flow testing regularly at home and that if any symptoms develop, however mild, you take your child immediately for a PCR test. We will need to see their negative result for them to return to school.

Symptoms: high temperature, persistent cough or change to sense of taste/smell.

We are expecting to also test all students on site in January – more information about this will follow.

School Closed – Friday 3rd December

Please be reminded that the school will be closed to all students and staff on Friday 3rd December.

Year 9 and 11 – Thursday 9th December

Due to a year 11 progress evening and PPE results event, year 9 students will be leaving the school site at 12.30pm on Thursday 9th December via Gate C. Year 11 students will be leaving the school site at 1.30pm via Gate A.

Please ensure that you have booked your year 11 Progress evening appointment with your child’s form tutor. These again will be virtual meetings and will be between 2 and 4.15pm.

End of School Year – Friday 17th December

We will be closing by year group on Friday 17th December at 12 noon. Free School Meal lunches will be available for students to collect before they leave school site.

Year 11 – via Gate C

Year 10 – via Gate B

Year 9 – via Gate C.

Year 8 – via Gate A.

Year 7 – via Gate A.

Sixth Form – via nearest Gate.

Please ensure that you remind your child that they are to wear their school uniform and are representing the school.  They need to behave respectfully and responsibly as they go home early on this day.

January Reopening

School will reopen to all students on Wednesday 5th January 2022. All students will need to arrive ready to learn in classrooms for 8.40am.

FSM Vouchers

For those entitled to Free School Meals, Birmingham City Council are again supporting families through the holiday and issuing a £30 voucher to spend at local supermarkets. We will be in touch with details of this to FSM families next week via text message.

Following parental feedback regarding Free School Meals, we will be restricting the accounts of eligible children to the Free School meal limit of £2.42 per day. Students are currently able to purchase additional items but they will not be able to unless they have a credit balance on their ParentPay account. Please visit our website to view our current menus and meal deal offers.

Donate School uniform

We are planning on holding a uniform collection to provide good quality second-hand uniform to children in all year groups. Given the recent impact on the economy, we are aware that there will be families who may find purchasing new uniform difficult and this service will support them.

The items we hope to provide will include the following:

Moseley School Blazers                             Jumpers

School shirts                                                Skirts

Moseley Ties                                                Trousers

Moseley PE kit                                             Shoes

Trainers                                                        Astro Trainers

If you have any good quality items of uniform that you are able to donate, please could you bring them, washed and in a sealed carrier bag, to the main reception at gate A. You will find a large container marked donated uniform to put these in.

If you would like to use any of the donated uniform, please contact your child’s Pastoral Manager.

Standards and Expectations

At Moseley we expect students to follow the 3Rs Ready, Respectful, and Responsible in their pursuit of excellence in character and scholarship.

  • Respectful – A respectful student is proud to be a member of Moseley School and values their time at school, their education, the environment and the people around them.
  • Responsible – A responsible student is always very motivated and works well independently and in a team. They contribute to lessons and use their initiative.
  • Ready to learn – A student who is ready to learn rarely has any time off school. They are well organised and plan their time to ensure that they are not late and that they bring the right equipment and books each day.

We believe every child has the potential to achieve greatness and exceed their wildest dream through our RAISE Values.

Resilience

Ambition

Independence

Supportiveness

Effective communicators

We believe these are the values that will bring your child success, not only in their education, but in life beyond school. Parents have a huge part to play in supporting their child’s education. Please can you take time to talk to your child about school and their learning.

Our home school agreement is automatically signed by parents when their child arrives to Moseley School and makes it very clear what we expect not only from students, but staff and parents as well. A copy can be found here: Code of Conduct

We hope you have a wonderful December and a well-earned rest over the Christmas period.

Yours sincerely

Mr A Bate

Headteacher

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