Consultation Event – Thursday 25th November
We are now well into the second half-term of the year and working towards the winter assessment period. I would like to invite you to our first consultation event of the year on Thursday, 25th November. Appointments will run from 4pm through until 7pm and should be made by students directly with their teachers. Students can get a sign-up sheet from their teachers or from the ILC.
This consultation event is a great opportunity to come and discuss progress being made, any barriers to learning we have identified, and what support can be put into place both at home and in the Sixth Form. The appointment slots are only 5 minutes long, so if you need a longer conversation about progress or concerns, it is better to make an appointment directly with the appropriate member of staff outside of the consultation event.
For those students who work with our learning support team, key workers will be available to discuss the support that has been provided and how the interventions that are in place are having an impact on learning. Students may make appointments with their key workers as well as teaching staff. The evening is also an opportunity to meet our academic tutors to discuss overall progress and our Pathways team to talk about next steps, careers and university applications.
This week, Jo Saxton, Ofqual’s Chief Regulator, wrote a letter to students to let them know about the modifications to assessments this year. You can read the letter here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-letters-arrangements-for-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2022/letter-to-students. Be assured, we are continuing to support all our students to be prepared for any eventuality in relation to the final assessments.
All parents/carers have access to Cedar. This is our online portal where you can access live information about timetables, attendance, progress and concerns. It provides a valuable insight into how students are progressing and any concerns we have. If you have not already registered for it, I recommend you take a few minutes to read our guide here: https://www.longleypark.ac.uk/about-us/news/cedar-for-parents-and-carers-at-longley-park-sixth-form.
We look forward to welcoming you on the 25th November.
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