7th May 2021


It has been another positive week for Year 11 as they take another step closer to nearing the end of their secondary school journey. From Monday, they have 15 more days left in school. It is still not too late to make a difference, the next 75 in school lesson hours are crucial. If any Year 11 has not yet applied for The Island VI Form and is interested in starting is September then please do contact Mr Mumford and look at the website for further details: The Island VI Form – Isle of Wight Education Federation (iwef.org.uk) I am pleased to say The Island VI Form is growing in number – this means we can offer a wider range of subjects than ever before.

Year 10 Parents will have received their invite to the virtual Parents’ Evening on Thursday, 20 May. Thank you to the parents who have already booked appointments. I would encourage all year 10 parents/carers to take this opportunity to discuss the progress that their child is making and if there are areas that could be improved. Please contact Mrs Holmes if you have any questions about the evening.

Communication was made during the week for parental feedback about Parents’ Evenings for the next academic year. If you have not already completed the survey, please take a couple of minutes to do so: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KLFQVRR . Your feedback is important to us.

We are working on plans for some events between now and the end of term. I will share further details about these over the coming weeks.

We continue to focus on the students ABCDE (Attendance, Behaviour, Classwork, Dress code and Expectations), this will be the case until the last day of the summer term, and will start again on the first day of the new academic year. Late students continue to be a focus for us and as you will be aware, we will maintain this, it is not a purge, it is a basic expectation.

As we become another week closer to the next step on the road map out of lockdown, it is essential that we continue to follow the guidelines that are in place. Hands, face, space and ventilation remain of paramount importance. As a reminder, If any member of your household displays any one of the COVID-19 symptoms then the whole household must isolate and arrange for a PCR test to be carried out. An LFD test is not for anyone with symptoms.

Matthew Parr-Burman

Executive Headteacher and Head of Medina College