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HEADTEACHER'S UPDATE

Tuesday 21st June 2022

June 2022 Exam Series

After a long exam season Yr 11 and Yr 13 are coming to the end of a challenging year.  While there are still a small number of exams this week, the end is in sight.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuing support, enabling students to perform as well as they possibly can.   The focus now will be on celebrating the end of the exam season and for some, the end of their time at Kingsmeadow and the start of the next phase of their lives.  Good luck to each and every member of the Kingsmeadow community.  I know as a parent what it was like waiting for those exam results.  Whatever the outcomes, members of the Kingsmeadow team will be there on results day in the summer to share in the highs and give advice and support if things don’t go quite to plan. 

The results days are 18 August for the Post 16 students and 25 August for Yr 11 and 10.  More information will be shared shortly. 

 

Student Planners for September 2022

Student Planners for Sept 2022 are now available to purchase for £2.50 via iPay from the school shop. This is a vital piece of equipment. 

Students are expected to use their planner to help them to plan their work, manage their time, record their achievements and set targets for improvement. They are expected to look after their planner and bring it to every lesson and registration. They are expected to have their planner out on their desk during each lesson and registration.  

Subject teachers will write comments as necessary for form tutors and parents/carers.  Form tutors will check that students have recorded their subject timetables.  They will monitor students’ planners and sign on a weekly basis.  It is the key means of communicating information to students and parents/carers as appropriate.  Parents/carers should sign the planner on a weekly basis in the appropriate place.  It is a simple route for communication.

Please ensure that you have purchased your child’s planner by the end of this academic year so that they can be issued when term starts in September.

 

Previously Looked After Children and Adopted Children

Gateshead Local Authority have asked that the attached letter is shared with all families.  Although not all families are affected by this, please pass this on to any friends or family members that may be affected within Gateshead.

Letter to students and parents about T Levels from the Secretary of State for Education

The Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, is writing to parents and students raising awareness of T Levels. Within each T Level there are specialisms that can be offered by the provider.  These new qualifications are one of the post-16 options open to students.  Kingsmeadow is planning to offer: 

  • Digital support services - specialism digital infrastructure 

  • Health -specialism Midwifery 

from Sept 2023, so this offer will be for our current Yr 10 to consider.  Do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Post 16 team for any further details.

Open the letter to parents and students

All general updates will be posted on the school website. That should be your first port of call if you have any queries. If you have questions about anything in this latest Headteacher’s Update, please do not hesitate to contact the school. 

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