8 April 2014
Year 12 Parents' Evening
14 - 25 April 2014
5 May 2014
May Day - School Closed
26 - 30 May 2014
Half Term Holidays
7 - 11 July 2014
Year 10 Work Experience
21 July 2014
INSET Day - School Closed
22 July - 29 August 2014
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Polite Notice: Please can we remind parents that the school site
should not be accessed for the dropping off and picking up of students at the
start and end of the school day.
experiencing a high volume of cars on site at these busy times. This is creating
a health and safety risk and we would ask all parents
and guardians to drop off and pick up on the Griffin
Lane Layby. Pedestrian access for our students
can be found there.
Congratulations to Megan Pyke of Year 13 who received an Award of Excellence from the local authority at the prestigious Extra Mile Awards Evening on 6 March 2014 at the Lysaght’s Institute. Megan was nominated l for her devoted work as a carer, whilst sustaining her remarkable attainment in school. The Mayor of Newport, expressed his pride and admiration, and we echo his best wishes for Megan as she makes arrangements to pursue Higher Education next year; she is a student of the highest calibre and a role-model to us all!
UPDATE ON GCSE ENGLISH RESULTS
On Friday April 4th senior staff attended a meeting called by the WJEC to try to uncover the reasons for the national issue surrounding the January GCSE results. The WJEC confirmed that the school's approach to the exams was sound and that we should, and students should, approach any English exams in the future in the same way that has been the case historically, which has previously led to significant success. They were unable to explain why the national results were so unusually low. The WJEC did offer minor points that could be addressed, which will form the basis of our revision sessions. Recalled papers and re-marked papers have started to arrive in school now. Pupils who have had a paper re-marked will be informed of any changes by their English teacher as soon as their result arrives in school. The recalled papers, along with new resource material from the WJEC will contribute to the material covered in our revision sessions. The English department is organising revision sessions in addition to the Easter programme organised by the school, these will take place after the Easter break and will be published on the school website soon. Thank you all for your patience with this frustrating issue.