Posted on 29th January 2021
I need to introduce an INSET day to start to prepare teachers for the awarding of GCSE and A level grades this summer. The most suitable date is Friday 12 February, the day before February half-term. Two weeks today.
Due to the short notice, I will still be opening the School for the supervision of critical worker and vulnerable students. Lessons will not be taking place that day and no work will be set. If you wish to take up this offer, please let School know by emailing email@example.com by Wednesday 10 February. If you have not booked critical worker supervision before, please look at this link to ensure you qualify. [link]
We will be closed to all students over half-term.
Return to School
The earliest date on which Schools can start to welcome students back is Monday 8 March, it was announced this week. The specific details are unknown currently, although we have been promised at least two weeks’ notice to plan for the return. If we are running a rota, Years 11 and 13 will take priority. I will let you know our plans as soon as the proposed return is confirmed.
Year 13 parents’ evening
December’s postponed parents’ evening will take place remotely on Tuesday 9 February. Year 13 parents and students will receive information later today in a separate letter. Parents can book appointments via School Cloud.
Healthy Minds Lincolnshire are running a series of workshops to help parents and children with emotional well-being. You need to book for the events, which are free. Here’s the link for the Eventbrite calendar and booking page. [link]
Please continue to complete absence forms if your child is going to be absent for a medical appointment, interview, etc. Absence forms can be completed online. Here’s the link. [link] It avoids their teacher raising an absence mark from the Teams register in lessons. Likewise, please let the office know if your child is ill that day and will not be attending lessons.
Our careers department continues to receive information about lots of free workshops for students. Two that I would like to draw your attention to are:
In addition, CGS is a partner school for InvestIN careers. All students can get a discount by quoting the code CAISTOR10 when applying for the wide range of work experience and internship courses they offer. Furthermore, they offer bursaries for eligible students to attend their programmes without charge. In order to qualify for an InvestIN bursary you must satisfy one or more of the following criteria:
We have already had several students accepted for an InvestIN bursary, so if you believe you are eligible and would like to apply for a course please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Universities and colleges are also offering online open days and information about applying to them, so please take the time to look at individual websites for further information – there are too many to list here.
And finally, thank you for your support these last few weeks in getting students online and to lessons on time. You are doing sterling work to support your children’s education.
I came across this in an education feed on Twitter. It made me smile. Please feel free to download and display in your home! [link]