Following on from further feedback from parents and learners, we have taken on board your comments and have now dedicated a section of this edition and any further Newsletters to Graduation. We are hoping that, by doing this, we will make sure that all of those involved in the Graduation will be up to date and fully informed ready for the big day on Monday 9th July. The House Team thought that it might be useful to focus each Newsletter on a particular aspect of Graduation, so in this edition we are focusing on Enrichment Hours.
Enrichment Hours can be made up of many different aspects of activities which our learners take part in after school and, further to the consultation from last year, we have sought to clarify what constitutes and qualifies as Enrichment hours. We have listed some examples of activities below, however this list is not exhaustive so please if you have any questions ask a class teacher or one of the House Team who will be happy to help and advise.
· Afterschool clubs
· Clubs/societies outside of school (including attending church)
· Hobbies such as photography, computing, dog walking, library visits etc.
Over the next few weeks learners and parents will be asked to feedback their Enrichment Hours. For Secondary learners, during form time they will be asked by their Progress Tutors what Enrichment Hours they do. Progress Tutors will collate the information for the House Leaders who will ensure that this information goes towards their overall Graduation level. For Primary Learners, a letter will be sent out to parents asking them to complete a form detailing the activities their child is taking part in and how many hours this equates to per week. The Class Teacher will collate the information for the House Leaders who will ensure that this information goes towards their overall Graduation level.
In order to ensure that all the Graduation data is collated in time for the Graduation day, we have decided to have a cut-off date of Friday 25th May for all Enrichment Hours. This way we feel that it will be fair to all learners as all staff, learners and parents will be aware of this date.
We hope that you have found this first update on Graduation informative and useful. We ask that you continue to feedback any comments you have as we are always open to new suggestions and ways that we can help each other to improve communication between the staff, learners and parents.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and we look forward to writing to you in the next edition of the Newsletter.
The House Team
Miss Gittins, Miss Wing, Mr Passmore, Miss Williams