5th November 2021
Credit Averages for This Week
Year 7 8.89
Year 8 7.99
Year 9 5.95
Year 10 5.67
Year 11 0.91
Welcome back to all our readers following the half-term break.
Year 11 pupils have concluded the first week of their mock examinations and are to be commended for the way they have responded to the formality of the exam setting. There are two more weeks of exams as per the previously published timetable. Well done Year 11; we are really proud of you!
We have certainly noticed the drop in temperature this week and we urge parents and carers to ensure that pupils come to school with a coat which can be worn over their blazer.
We also remind pupils, parents and carers that breaktime and lunchtime are spent outside, and that windows and doors are open in classrooms to keep them well ventilated. Pupils can choose to wear their fleece PE jumper under their blazer, or a school jumper or cardigan with the embroidered badge (navy). Alternatively, a plain navy blue, round neck sweatshirt may be worn – sweatshirts with logos are not permitted. Please note that non-uniform ‘hoodies’ will be confiscated if worn.
With the nights drawing in, we ask that parents/carers ensure that their children have lights for their bicycles as these are needed especially when pupils are staying to attend after school clubs when it is dark when finishing and getting home.
Year 8 and 9 Tutor Parents’ Evening
Parents/Carers of pupils in Year 8 and 9 have been invited to attend a parents’ evening taking place on 16 November 2021 where they can come into school to meet with their child’s tutor. Specific details have been sent to parents/carers in a letter dated 4 November 2021.
The TALK checklist
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) tells us that ‘since the start of the pandemic, the amount of ‘self-generated’ child abuse imagery has increased dramatically. In 2020, the IWF confirmed 68,000 cases of such imagery, a rise of 77% on the year before. It accounts for nearly half (44%) the imagery we took action on last year. In 80% of these cases, the victims were 11- to 13-year-old girls.’
The IWF has created a resource to help parents and carers understand the risks of ‘self-generated child sexual abuse imagery’ using the acronym ‘TALK’.