28 January 2022

The school nurses will be in on Tuesday 1 February. They will be administering the second round of covid vaccinations as well as the first for those who were unable to have it last time. Please can consent forms be handed to their tutors or heads of year.

I am really looking forward to going over to watch our federated Dance Live! team competing at the Portsmouth Guildhall. They have been working really hard practicing their routines at Carisbrooke during lunch times and then going over to Medina every week to work with the Medina students. I have no doubts that they will be amazing!

On Thursday, year 11’s will have a trial results day. This will be part of an assembly that will inform them on how they need to use their trial results to prepare for the summer exams. They will receive an envelope with their trial results grades. This is a grade that their teacher is giving them based on their trial exam and work in class. This is not a final predicted grade. Tutors, subject staff, and senior leaders will all be supporting this process. The clock is ticking but there is still sufficient time for students to improve on these grades.

There is a Year 11 Parents’ Evening on Thursday 17 February, where you will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns that you have with the subject staff. This will be done virtually.

As you will be aware the Government officially changed their guidance relating to face coverings and has eased restrictions. We are encouraging students and staff to be supportive of each other and if they wish to wear a face covering, they should carry on doing so. Please be assured that we do monitor the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in school and we do have the ability under contingency planning to re-introduce measures if we need to. It is really important that we continue to hand

Congratulations to our top achievement point winners for last week. Year 7 River S, Year 8 Freddie H, Year 9 Olivia S, Year 10 Trev F and Year 11 Ruby H.

Have a lovely weekend