Mrs Dewland's Weekly Blog - Week 2
Thank you for the positive feedback to my first blog.
We have had a good first week back.
The Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT) recognised our exceptional results and student progress in last summer’s exams with two of its outcomes awards. I am delighted for all at Team Healing.
Pupils and parents have been getting in touch with what they have been up to while the school remains closed. While it is reassuring that so many have adapted to online school work, it has been lovely to hear from those learning new skills. Once this is over, we are looking to create a display of the fabulous photographs and celebrate what has been happening during the unexpected time at home. So please continue to send them in.
Leaders have been meeting with regards to the approach of awarding centre-assessed grades to Year 11 pupils as described by Ofqual and the DfE. I would encourage pupils to continue with the work set via the school website. It will be taken into account alongside earlier class work, homework, mock exams and non-examination assessments.
There is a definite lesson here for Year 10 pupils (and others). Who would have known that Year 11 would not be taking final exams, and that class work and homework would be so important in awarding grades? We might be out of a classroom, but it remains vitally important that work set is completed.
I would also like to reassure Year 8 pupils about the Learning Pathway process. Work continues as if we were open, with Assistant Principal, Mr Foster, weaving his magic with pupils’ choices and rankings.
If you have any concerns in the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and use the email subject to direct your query appropriately.
If pupils require any support, they can email email@example.com
Most importantly, I hope you and your family keep well and stay safe.