Letters for parents

Click Here to download a copy of our letter to parents from Mr B. Robson (01/07/2021)

Click Here to download a copy of our letter to parents from Mr B. Robson (10/07/2020)

Click Here to download a copy of our letter on Summer Examination Results 2020 and Sixth Form Registration

Letter from Mr B. Robson

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

First of all, I hope all our school community continues well as the country continues to emerge from coronavirus restrictions.

Results Days: Tuesday 10th August A level and L3 vocational courses: Thursday 12th August GCSE and L2 vocational courses.

With the end of the summer term approaching, I thought it would be useful to write with an outline of the arrangements for Results Days in the Summer. There have been many changes to the normal arrangements this year, as we are all aware, and Results Days will be earlier this summer than usual, with A level results in school on Tuesday 10th August and GCSE results in school on Thursday 12th August. Although there have been many changes, the arrangements for these days will be similar to normal, with schools able to release results from 0830 on Results Days. As in normal years, we will ensure that students, parents and carers are supported after the release of results with any enquiries or appeals.

Year 13 progression to Higher Education, Apprenticeships and Employment.

Sixth Form staff will be available on Sixth Form results day, 10th August, to advise students, if required, about further steps in the university application process or progression to Apprenticeships or Employment. Please note that we will automatically identify any subjects where a priority appeal, if successful, would support progression and, with appropriate consent, enter the appeal on behalf of the student.

Year 11 Sixth Form Registration Friday 13th August.

Sixth Form Registration will take place the day after GCSE Results Day, on Friday 13th August, and students entering Sixth Form will be able to confirm course choices in the light of grades awarded. Again, Sixth Form staff will be able to talk through the options and advise on the best combinations of subjects for each student.

Further information

We will write with full details of arrangements for Results Days and Sixth Form Registration before the end of the term, including any arrangements needed for social distancing according to the guidance in place at the time. Should new guidance be published or new advice be received from Public Health officials, we will of course keep you informed.

Examinations Helpdesk and Queries

Our examinations helpdesk at exams@chs.bwcet.com will be available from Results Days to respond to any queries about results. General enquiries should be addressed to info@cardinalhume.com. Please note, however, that further information will be shared in any case about Results Days and Sixth Form registration before the end of term.

Once again, I would like to recognise the efforts of students and to thank all parents and carers for their unfailing support. We look forward to seeing our students in school to receive results and wish them every success.

Yours faithfully,

B Robson

Headteacher

 

Letter from Mr B. Robson on the staggered reopening of the school in September

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

As we enter the final week of what has been a very unusual and challenging year, I would like to thank you for support of the school and the work you have done to help your children with home learning.

In the final week of term, you will receive resources to keep the young people engaged over the summer. There will be work for each subject and access to the learning portal will remain open so that all pupils can continue with the work they have been doing. There will also be a number of extra-curricular opportunities on offer to keep them actively engaged.

I am delighted to announce that the school is planning to reopen to all students in September. As I am sure you will understand, to enable us to reopen we have put in place several measures to mitigate against Covid-19. A copy of the school’s risk assessment will be published before the end of term.

To ensure all pupils are fully aware of the new systems in place in school and to dedicate time to pastoral care, it is necessary to stagger the reopening gradually in the first days of the new term. Please see the timetable below which outlines when each year group is required to attend school from 3rd September:

 

Date Arrangements
Monday 31st August Public Holiday
Tuesday 1st September INSET
Wednesday 2nd September INSET
Thursday 3rd September Year 7 Transition and Induction

8.45-3.15

Year 10 Transition and Reintroduction

11.15-3.15

Year 12 Transition and Induction

10.00-2.00

Year 7 and 10 will receive activities to complete at home on Friday 4th September.

Year 12 will be provided with induction and bridging work to complete before 10th September.

Friday 4th September Year 8 Reintroduction

8.45-2.35

Year 9 Reintroduction

10.45-2.35

Year 11 Reintroduction

11.30-2.35

Monday 7th September Years 7-11 Curriculum Timetable Commences

8.45-3.15*

Tuesday 8th  September Years 7-11 follow Curriculum Timetable

8.45-3.15*

Year 13 Reintroduction

1.15-3.15

Wednesday 9th September Years 7-11 and 13 follow Curriculum Timetable

8.45-3.15*

From Thursday 10th September All Year Groups

Curriculum Timetable

*School day start and end times may need to be adjusted for some groups.

In line with Government guidance and advice from Public Health England, personal protective equipment (PPE) use in school will only be occasionally necessary, for example if a safe distance cannot be maintained from any child, young person or other learner displaying coronavirus symptoms.

We are encouraging pupils to avoid the use of scholars’ services and other public transport whenever possible. There will be limitations on the number of people allowed on services by bus companies. A parent survey will be issued soon to allow us to gather information in relation to school transport.

We do not intend to make any further changes to our uniform and equipment expectations. We expect the students to resume their usual high standards of organisation, dress and hair style.

Enhanced cleaning and increased hand sanitising will be in place in school from September. However, students are welcome to bring to school their own hand sanitiser and surface wipes if they wish, and will be permitted to use them at certain points in the school day.

This plan may change, in line with any further government guidance, so I would like to thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and ongoing support of the school.

Yours faithfully

Mr. B. Robson

Acting Head Teacher

 


 

Letter from Mr B.Robson on Summer Examination Results and Sixth Form Registration

Dear Parents and Carers

Information about Summer Examination Results 2020 and Sixth Form Registration

As you aware, the government announced in March the cancellation of the summer examination series.  However, students will still receive grades based on all the evidence available.  These grades will have the same standing as grades awarded in normal circumstances and will be accepted by employers, apprenticeship providers, universities and colleges to allow students to progress to the next stage of education or employment.

We have completed the process of submitting evidence to Examination Boards to ensure that full recognition is given to the learning and achievements of our students.  Examination Boards will decide the grades to be awarded by looking at the evidence provided by schools and by making adjustments to ensure all students are treated equally and that standards are maintained over time.  Results and advice will be available in school as follows:

Thursday 13th August – results available for A level and Advanced Vocational courses

Friday 14th August – Support with university applications and post -18 progression

Thursday 20th August – results available for GCSE and Year 11 Vocational courses

Friday 21st August – Sixth Form registration

It is anticipated that social distancing will still be in place, so an appointments system will operate for these 4 days.  Further information will follow on appointment times.

Any results not collected on results days will be sent by email to the student school email address.

Appeals and Queries

Please note under the regulations laid down by Ofqual, the Examinations Regulator, the process of submission of evidence by schools to examination boards is confidential.  Also, as no examination papers have been completed, there will be no process for requesting remarks.  There will, however, be a process to request an administrative check.  We will identify any results, if any, where this process is justified and make this request on behalf of our students, seeking consent where necessary.  Any other queries should be directed to exams@cardinalhume.com  after results have been received.

Finally, I would like to thank you for your patience and support in these uncertain times.  We are proud of our students’ hard work and look forward to the Results Days as an opportunity to celebrate their achievements.

 

Yours faithfully

Mr B. Robson

Acting Headteacher

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