Dear Parent and Carers,
Goodbye year 11 and 13
All of our year 11 and 13 students have now completed their assessments that will contribute to their TAG (Teacher Assessed Grades). For those students that will be staying on into our Sixth Form or attending other Sixth Form Colleges there will be a transition programme of onsite classes taking place in the coming weeks to prepare you for this step into post 16 education. For those students that will be moving on from Moseley to other places we thank you for your contribution to Team Moseley and wish you the very best in your onward journeys.
Results days will take place for A level on Tuesday 10th August and for GCSE on Thursday 12th August. Further information will be sent with arrangements in due course.
We would like to thank all of the students for the tremendous amount of hard work towards their assessments and wish them well in their new endeavours whether this is further education, training or work. We would like to congratulate all students in these year groups for the way they have shown great character in dealing with the past 18 months and working so positively with their teachers with the assessment arrangements this year.
End of year assessments
From Monday 21st June, all year groups will be taking part in very important end of year assessments. These will help determine the classes and groups that your child will be in next year. All students now have a knowledge organiser, which will help guide them with their revision and in preparation for these assessments. Years 10 and 12 will be having these as PPE’s (Pre Public Exams) in the sports hall. Year 7, 8 and 9 will be having these based in classroom with some assessments taking place in the sports hall so that they have the formal exam hall experience. Further details on these assessments will be sent to individual year groups after half term.
Can we remind you that students are expected to attend on every school day to begin their school day at 8.45am in a classroom. Absence from school and regular late attendance will mean lost learning for your child and research has proven a strong link between poor attendance and punctuality and poor exam results leading to lack of future opportunity in adult life.
Could we please again remind parents that if you feel it is necessary to drive your children to and from school that you respect our neighbours. This includes not blocking driveways, parking on double yellow lines, mounting pavements so people can’t pass and causing a disturbance.
Could we remind our students that they should be responsible for taking their litter home or ensuring that it is placed in a bin. We have received numerous complaints from local residents concerning the huge increase in litter around our school site since students have returned to onsite learning. We are very lucky to live in a beautiful area of the country and have amazing school grounds and we need to be respectful of our environment.
COVID cases, testing and keeping school safe
Over the last week we have been made aware that a member of the Sixth Form has tested positive for COVID 19. Contacts of this student have been identified. Any other children without symptoms should continue as normal. We were able to respond quickly because this student did a home test, which came back positive and so they quickly took a PCR test to confirm this.
We have over 900 students who took part in testing and are issued with tests by school.
Anybody else who wishes to access home tests can order these online here: www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
or by visiting your nearest collection location found here: https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/
Students should test on these mornings:
Year 7 – Tuesday and Friday mornings
Year 8 – Monday and Thursday mornings
Year 9 – Tuesday and Friday mornings
Year 10 – Monday and Thursday mornings
Year 11 – Tuesday and Friday mornings
Sixth Form – Monday and Thursday mornings
When the test is completed, each student, each time needs to record their results on Teams. Each student needs to log on to Teams, go to the Year Team, select the ‘Covid 19 test result’ tab and enter results. This takes just seconds to do. By doing this regularly, we can ensure that school is as safe as possible.
More detail and support can be found here: Home testing kits
If you have any of these 3 coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, you must self-isolate and arrange to get a PCR test as soon as possible.
Some of these symptoms may quickly pass but you should still follow these instructions as these symptoms can pass quickly, especially in young people but they still remain contagious to others.
*a high temperature
*a new, continuous cough
*you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed
In September, the school started to use ParentPay to allow parents to pay for school meals online. We would like to thank all the parents who have activated their accounts and are actively using ParentPay to pay for their child’s meals. As the school is now completely cashless, we would ask those parents who have not yet activated their account, to do so. ParentPay is used for trips, replacement planners, ties, stationery as well as school meals so it is important that all accounts are activated. If you require assistance with this or would like some further information, please call the school or email us at email@example.com
We hope you have a restful and enjoyable half term and we look forward to welcoming you all back on site on Monday 7th June.
Thank you for your ongoing support and helping to create a positive successful school community of students, parents and teachers. If you would like to be more involved in the school community please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr A Bate