Rossett News Update - 18 June 2021
Teacher Assessed Grades
After our students completed their assessments prior to half term, their teachers have now completed a process of moderation, both within their department at Rossett and with departments at other local schools. This has helped to ensure that our students are awarded fair, robust grades this summer. The final submission of the grades to exam boards was today. We will be writing to all parents and students involved with arrangements for the summer results days before the end of this half term.
Our New Year 12s 'Introduction to Sixth Form'
Our new Rossett Sixth Formers (only recently, Year 11!) have received detailed information regarding their 'Introduction to Sixth Form' event this week, which will take place in the week beginning Monday 28th June and running to Friday 2nd July 2021.
Year 11 students travelling from Leeds on the school bus for the induction week will need to pay a one off £20 charge for a week's bus pass - a payment link will be sent out to parents next week. In addition, all students must complete a Lateral Flow Covid test, on the evening of Sunday 27th June, prior to attending the sessions.
The Sixth Form Team would also like to remind any Year 11 student who has yet to apply that they can contact Dr Reed, Director of Sixth Form. (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a further conversation.
Northumbria University would like to invite you to their Parents’ and Carers’ Information Event 2021. The event will begin with pre-recorded content which will be available from Wednesday 23rd June covering topics such as the transition to higher education, student finance and graduate futures. This will then be followed by a live Q&A session between 18:00 and 18:45 on Wednesday 30th June with representatives from their professional support teams including accommodation, student recruitment, security, applicant services and also a parent of a Northumbria University alumnus.
The aim of this event will help you to support your child with the university application process and answer any questions you may have about the transition to university and university life. To sign-up for the live Q&A session and to watch the pre-recorded content, please click here.
UCAS Discovery Day 23rd June Live Webinar – 'Marketing for the future' Session
Professor David Hart will be delivering the following live webinar on the 23rd June from 14:00-14:30 at the Northumbria University UCAS Exhibition next week. We would recommend any student who is interested in a Marketing pathway to attend if they are able. 'Marketing for the Future' is a session which will outline the key challenges for the next generation of marketing students – and why students should consider a career in this fast-paced, exciting area of business. The session will cover how marketers can make the most of digital marketing channels, build customer loyalty and respond to the emerging sustainability agenda. This session will give students a great insight into studying marketing at university.” https://www.ucas.com/events/ucasdiscovery-week-393976
The Continued Importance of Testing and Reporting
Testing continues to play an important role in the national and local approach to COVID. Additional lateral flow testing kits were sent home with students on Wednesday and we are grateful for your continued support in ensuring that your child completes a test each Wednesday and Sunday evening.
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.
Rossett School PTA
We are looking to re-launch the PTA in the Autumn term as part of the COVID-19 recovery programme. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to be part of the new committee. We have an AGM coming up shortly (Thursday 24th June, 7pm), and if anyone would like to continue the excellent work of the PTA please get in touch.
Current and recent PTA activities have included:
- £3000 towards the 3G pitch restoration
- Over £1000 for books and furniture for the school's Learning Resource Centre
- Items for the sensory garden
- Regular funding from the ‘Your School Lottery’ scheme
- Regular funding from various ‘affiliate’ schemes including Amazon
- Annual School Quiz Evening
Read @ Rossett
Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Our Learning Resource Centre has lots of books which portray the experiences of refugees, or give information about how and why people become refugees. Use the QR Code above to search our catalogue with the keyword refugees to see more titles and to reserve books.
Recommendations this week include: 'Who are Refugees and Migrants?' explores this topic in a sensitive and thought provoking way. It examines the effects of war and conflict on people's lives and home. Based on a true story 'In the Sea there are Crocodiles' tells of ten year old Enaiatollah who is left alone in Pakistan to fend for himself. This beautifully told story tells of this five year's journey to safety.
- Ella Brotherton (8SLG) who represented Rossett School at the North Yorkshire Schools Athletics competition and threw the javelin an impressive 21.2m to qualify in third place. She will now represent both Rossett School and North Yorkshire in the next round of the English Schools' competition. Ella is also hoping to throw further this weekend in the North East Youth Development League.
- Luke Atkinson (8THS) who was selected to represent North Yorkshire Cricket in a T20 Tournament between all four Yorkshire regions on Wednesday.
Grace Ledger (9KTL) applied for a place in the North Yorkshire police cadets in March. Grace underwent a rigorous selection process, including a formal interview and was competing for a place against 1000 other applicants. Grace found out this week that she has been successful and will join another 19 students in the Harrogate district. The cadets meet once a week to learn about basic law and policing and assist the local police teams at community events. They also get to meet different departments within the police, including the dog unit. After 12 weeks of training Grace will attend a passing out parade and will take the Cadet Oath. Well done Grace and good luck with your training!
We have been asked by the residents of Wellafield Court on Pannal Ash Road to remind our students/parents/carers that their parking area and entrance should not be used for dropping off/ collecting students. Thank you for your cooperation.
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...
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