Year 11 Welcome Back letter

March 15th 2021

Dear Parent,

A big welcome back to all of our Year 11 students, and well done to each and every one of them on what was a very successful and positive return to College. Their hard work and fantastic attitude throughout lockdown was commendable, and I speak for every member of staff when I say how pleased we are to see them all again.

Myself and Year 11 tutors are stressing to students the importance of good organisation and focus over the next few weeks. There is still a lot of work to do in preparation for the 2 assessment windows after Easter, and I know that Year 11 students will use these opportunities to build on their effort in their GCSE subjects over the last 2 years.

By now students should have already got their College/Apprenticeship applications underway – thank you for your support with this. I know that they are all looking forward to taking their next step towards the future from September onwards.

I will be sending out details of how students can buy College Year books and Hoodies in the near future. These can be purchased as a momento of their time in College. We are currently in the process of securing a venue for a prom – the planned date for this is June 24th. We hope that this will go ahead, but we have stressed to students that in such an ever-changing situation nothing is 100% guaranteed, so it would be wise to wait before buying any dresses/suits etc. for the occasion. Again, I will keep you updated about this as things progress.

We will break up for Easter on April 1st and students return on Monday 19th April.

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact tutors, subject teachers or myself so that we can work together to support your children.  Thank you for your ongoing support of all aspects of College life

Yours sincerely

Mrs L Jones

Head of Year 11