ROSSETT NEWS UPDATE - 22 OCTOBER 2021
Year 11 Supporting Your Child Evening
Last night we held our 'Supporting Your Child Evening' for parents/carers of our Year 11 students. Mr Royles (Deputy Headteacher) and I provided an introduction and welcome, followed by Mr Bulmer (Director of Learning: Year 11) who gave guidance on how parents/carers could best support students in the run-up to the examinations next year. Information was also available on the options for post-16 study and there was subject specific advice on preparation and strategies for the GCSE examinations. The five-minute videos from each faculty also offered practical advice, useful revision tips, techniques and information linked to support material and practice papers.
The advice and guidance will remain on our website for parents/carers to access or revisit at a time convenient to them
Please click the link for the Year 11 Supporting Your Child Evening 2021 information:
Excellent start on Hegarty Maths
Our students have made an excellent start in their work on Hegarty Maths this year. Last year we had a total of close to half a million questions answered by our students. This year, we hope to beat this fantastic number.
Our Gold Award winners for Autumn 1: Megan Lee, Millie Baxter, Harry Galton, Karolina Witkowska and Alfie Tiltman.
Silver awards go to: William Gosper, Ruo Xin Chen, Jennifer Crossley, Liam Lamb and Alannah Saphir.
Bronze Awards go to: Marcus Ridsdale, Mujtaba Ali, Annabelle Gosper, Abbie Mclean and Lataija Ward.
The Mathematics Department are very proud of all the students who have worked incredibly hard in response to questions on this e-learning resource.
A Level Geography field trip: our first residential of the year
Year 13 students enjoyed a four day fieldtrip to the Holderness coastline this week, collecting data to support their NEA independent investigation. Activities included collecting sand dune measurements along Spurn Point spit, collecting urban socio-economic data in the towns of Hornsea and Beverley and looking at the changing geology, processes and landforms along the Holderness coastline.
Students showed great resilience despite the difficult weather conditions, and also demonstrated some excellent cooking skills. A huge thank you to Mr Stone and Mrs Strowbridge for leading, and a well done to the students who really enjoyed the first practical work available to them since the pandemic.
As we reach the half way point of the autumn term we would like to take this opportunity to give some feedback on ClassCharts. We are delighted that students have demonstrated an excellent attitude to learning and commitment to their studies with over 63644 Positive Points being awarded over the last seven weeks. This is testament to our students' positive attitude and determination to succeed. 40% of our students have a 100% profile (no negatives) and 75% have a 90% profile (meeting the challenging target that was set at the start of the academic year).
Each year group has held a Celebration assembly this week to recognise those students who have had a superb start to the year. Form Tutors have also celebrated the successes of individual members of their form groups.
Equipment for learning
For students to learn effectively, it is essential they have the correct equipment. We would be grateful if parents and carers could use this half-term break to check that their child returns to school, with a full set of the stationary and other essential items such as a scientific calculator. Please see the list of essential items that all students at Rossett need:
- pencil case including:
- 2 x blue/black pens
- green pen
- scientific calculator
We will be checking students have all the correct equipment with them during the first form time after the holiday. Thank you for your support in replacing any missing or broken items.
Please note if your child is eligible for free school meals and you require support in replacing equipment, please contact your child's Student Support officer who will be able to help.
As we had towards the one week break can we please remind parents/carers that students should return to school in full uniform in accordance with the Uniform Policy: Rossett School - Uniform
Continuation of Lateral Flow Testing for students and staff
We ask that our parents and students support our safer school initiative by testing on Sunday and Wednesday evenings (including during half term if possible) and report the results – whether positive, negative or void – to NHS Test and Trace via the self-report option at https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result and also inform the school at: https://rossett.school/studentcovidreport. It is our current understanding that this national initiative will continue until the Christmas holiday.
This information is helping the Government to understand the prevalence of the virus across the country.
Please note that this asymptomatic testing programme does not replace current guidance for those who develop the three Covid-19 symptoms, even if mild, which is to arrange a PCR test as soon as possible. If your child develops a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loses their sense of smell or taste or it changes they should self-isolate until they receive the results of their PCR test.
As you may be aware the self-isolation rules have changed and students no longer need to self isolate if someone in their household has symptoms or has tested positive for Covid-19 if any of the following apply:
- students are under 18 years 6 months old
- students are fully vaccinated
- students are taking part or have taken part in a Covid-19 vaccine trial
- students are not able to be vaccinated for medical reasons
In such cases, even if they do not have symptoms, students should still:
- get a PCR test
- follow advice on how to avoid catching and spreading Covid-19
- consider limiting contact with people who are at higher risk from Covid-19
If you have any questions please email Mr Royles firstname.lastname@example.org.
'SuperHairo' mission complete!
Miss Sandever has succeeded in her 'SuperHairo' mission, donating 21 inches of hair to The Little Princess Trust. She would like to thank everyone who has donated for their support and generosity.
If you would still like to donate, her JustGiving page can be accessed here - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sophie-sandever?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=sophie-sandever&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=a287ad214d49424f8687f8a74db36749
On Wednesday 3 November at 6.30pm we would like to invite all interested parents/carers to a PTA information evening. The evening will be hosted by Mr Royles, Deputy Headteacher, and present will be current members of our hardworking and dedicated PTA Committee. The intention of the evening is to give an insight into the work of the PTA with a view to recruiting new and enthusiastic members of our school community to this incredibly valuable working group. We look forward to seeing you on 3 November - please come to main reception. If you have any questions you would like to ask prior to this meeting please email Mr Royles: email@example.com
What's happening next half term...
Monday 25 October - Friday 24 October
- October half term
Monday 1 November
- School re-opens
Thursday 4 November
- Year 11 Parents' Evening (remote) 4.30pm - 7pm
Thursday 11 November
- Sixth Form Parents' Evening (remote) 4.30pm - 7pm
Thursday 18 November
- Year 10 Parents' Evening (remote) 4.30pm - 7pm
Friday 19 November
- Children in Need (details to follow)
Thursday 25 November
- Presentation Evening (tbc)
Monday 29 November - Friday 3 December
- Year 11 Mock Exams
Thursday 2 December
- Sixth Form Information Evening
Monday 6 December
- Staff Training Day - no students in school
Thursday 9 December
- Winter Warmer Concert
Friday 10 November
- Christmas Jumper Day (details to follow)
Friday 17 December
- School closes for Christmas holidays
With all best wishes for a restful half term and with thanks for your continuing support.