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Weekly Round-up - 12/10/2018

We are making a few small changes to the timings of our school day from September and I wanted to let you know what these are and also explain why we have made them.

We are making a few small changes to the timings of our school day from September and I wanted to let you know what these are and also explain why we have made them.

The new timings:

8.40 Morning Tutor Time

9.00 Period 1

10:00 Period 2

11:00 First Break

11.20 Period 3

12.20 Period 4

1.20 Second Break

1.55 Period 5

2.55 End of School

The main reasons for the changes are as follows:

 

1.       We want to make a longer tutor time in the morning so that tutors have the time to ensure that pupils are ready for the day, with the right equipment, any issues resolved and the pupils are ready for learning. Assemblies will take place during this time.

2.       We want to make the time of all lessons 1 hour. Period 1 is currently 5 mins shorter than the others.

We appreciate that the second break is 15 minutes later than the start of our current lunchtime, however we will ensure that there continues to be a good range of food choices available during first break and although the main hot meals will still be served during second break, we will explore with our caterers how pupils who are entitled to free school meals will be able to eat something at first break if they wish, so that they don’t go hungry. We will also still have our breakfast club available before school and we would encourage more young people to take this up.

The only change to the day overall is that it will end 5 minutes earlier than the current 3pm so we hope that this will not cause any inconvenience to parents and carers. Where young people are taxied to and from school the contractors have been notified of the changes.

If you have any other questions please let us know.

Finally school will open on Tuesday 8th September for the new term. New Year 7 pupils should be at school by 8.40 and Years 8 -11 will need to arrive during first break. They will be directed to their tutor rooms and lessons will begin at 11.20.