Rossett News Update - 11 June 2021
Teacher Assessed Grades
The generation of teacher assessed grades for our Year 10-13 students is ongoing. After our students completed their assessments prior to half term, their teachers are now going through a process of moderation, both within their department at Rossett and with departments at other local schools. This will help to ensure that our students are awarded fair, robust grades this summer. The final date for submission of grades to the exam board is next Friday, 18th June. We will be writing to all parents and students involved with arrangements for the summer results days before the end of this half term.
Rossett Basics and Uniform
This morning Mr Royles (Associate Deputy Headteacher) delivered an assembly to Years 7-10 with a focus on Rossett Basics, especially uniform, and the importance of pride in presentation. As a further reminder for parents:
- All students should arrive at school wearing a blazer and continue wearing it unless told otherwise by staff;
- Coats and Rossett School jumpers are optional, but cannot take the place of a blazer;
- Hoodies should not be brought to school;
- Jeans and leggings are not permitted;
- All students should wear shoes and not trainers.
On PE days students should wear full Rossett PE Kit – no other sports clothing is acceptable. Please contact your child's Student Support Officer in the first instance if you have any concerns regarding uniform.
As a reminder, whilst they are not currently accepting Rossett uniform, the PTA have an excellent selection of good quality school uniform and parents/carers are encouraged to visit their site www.rossettpta.co.uk and browse their stock. Reserving items is easy and this scheme is completely free. Their uniform site will remain open until the end of the Summer term.
School Calendar 2021-2022
Rossett Year 6 Summer School Transition Event, 31st August - 3rd September
A reminder has been sent this week to our parents/carers of students currently in Year 6 who will be joining Rossett School in September 2021. From Tuesday 31st August - Friday 3rd September we are running a summer school to help support our students' transition from primary to secondary education. We are working in partnership with an expert external provider and our new Year 7s will be able to access existing activities in literacy and numeracy sessions each morning, followed by a variety of enrichment activities each afternoon.
The Continued Importance of Testing and Reporting
Testing continues to play an important role in the national and local approach to COVID. As we approach our final half-term this year I would remind you that students and staff should continue testing throughout the summer term.
Students and staff are currently asked to test twice a week (Sunday and Wednesday evenings). Following the receipt of the results– whether positive, negative or void – reporting should be made to NHS Test and Trace, via the self-report option. The sites for the NHS and Rossett School reporting can be found at https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result and at: https://rossett.school/studentcovidreport.
We would like to remind you that it is incredibly important that your child continues to wear a face covering in corridors, communal spaces and all other indoor areas of the school whilst moving around the site. Students must also continue to wear face coverings on public transport and school buses. Students do not need to wear a face covering in their classrooms, during lessons or during any of the scheduled Year 7-10 or Year 12 assessments in class or examination halls.
Work begins to repair 3G pitch
Work has begun to repair our vital 3G facility following our successful fundraising appeal. Rossett Sports Centre Manager, Josh Lyon said: "We can't thank everyone enough who supported our appeal and helped us reach our target; we really are so grateful for the generosity we have experienced. It has been fantastic to finally start work on our new state-of-the-art pitch." Ms Woodcock commended the Sports Centre staff and the wider school community for their support of this worthwhile project.
We look forward to a grand re-opening of the facility in the coming weeks.
Reminder: Year 9 MenACY and DTP Immunisations
Read @ Rossett
Did you know that June is Pride month? Our Learning Resource Centre offers a large number of books with LGBTQ+ themes and Mrs Huett has collated a small selection for this week's Read @ Rossett newsletter.
New Director of Learning: Year 10
Having recently said a fond farewell to our current Year 11 their Director of Learning Mr Bulmer, will take over as Director of Learning: Year 10 for the remainder of the year. This change is because the current Year 10 lead Mrs Grimshaw is now on maternity leave. Mr Bulmer has a wealth experience gained in supporting our students through this most challenging of years and is looking forward to getting to know the current Year 10 students over the coming weeks, and guiding them through their final Year 11 at Rossett School (2021/2022).
Your School Lottery
Sales of lottery tickets continue to grow. The lottery raises money for schools in the UK and by supporting the scheme, you can raise money for Rossett School. This half term sees the return of another great prize – fruit and vegetables delivered to your home every month for a whole year! This is an additional prize to the national weekly jackpot of £25,000 and the local guaranteed prize. Make sure you get your tickets as soon as possible to be in with a chance of winning - https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/rossett-school
PTA AGM: Reminder
A reminder that the PTA AGM will be held remotely on Thursday 24 June at 7.00pm. The current Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary will step down as their children move through the Sixth Form. In order to continue fundraising for the school and organise the fun events, we hope people will step forward to carry on the work the PTA do. The existing committee members are happy to help new members. Please email us if you would like further information – firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week the PTA were delighted to support the school CrowdFunding 3G pitch restoration project with a donation of £3,000.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
We would like to remind you of the support groups, websites and text-based helplines that exist to help our students combat any feelings of anxiety. We know that many students continue to have some concerns about their future, or anxieties about the continuing national coverage of the pandemic.
The Go-To – www.thegoto.org.uk – is a portal or ‘single point of information’ for the wide range of mental health support services available to help children and young people in the county address their social and emotional health needs.
Below is a reminder of the reporting procedures and symptom checker before attending each day:
If your child has any of the symptoms described in the attached parental letter from Public Health England here, they must stay at home and arrangements need to be made to have a test. You must call the school absence line (01423 564 444) and leave a voicemail informing us about the situation and the reason your child is not in school.
We would remind you that you should only book a test if your child has any of these three coronavirus symptoms:
- A high temperature: any new high temperature where your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to measure the temperature);
- A new continuous cough: coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours;
- A loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste: a noticeable loss of smell or taste or things smell and taste different to normal.
If your child has been off school for a reason related to Covid-19, it is vital that you contact us before they return and give us the reason they are returning e.g. a negative test result.
- Public Health England has asked us to emphasise with our parents/carers that the NHS Track and Trace App is not applicable to students under the age of 16, and therefore should not be installed on the phones of students who are under 16. If any parent has to inform the school regarding a positive Covid case please email https://rossett.school/positive and complete the form.
What's happening this term...
Monday 14th June
- Year 7-9 Internal Assessments commence.
Wednesday 23rd June
- Year 12 UCAS Evening.
Monday 28th June
- Year 10 and Year 12 Assessments commence;
- Year 11 'Introduction to Sixth Form Week' commences;
- Year 9 Immunisations.
Tuesday 13th July
- Year 6 'Sparkle and Shine';
- Year 12 Runswick Bay A Level Biology Field Trip.
Wednesday 14th July
- Year 6 Induction Day;
- Year 6 Parents' Information Evening.
Thursday 15th July
- Year 6 Induction Day.
Saturday 17th July
- Family Learning Day (to be confirmed).
Tuesday 10th August
- A Level Results' Day
Thursday 12th August
- GCSE Results' Day