Headlines and Footnotes Autumn Term 2021: December Edition

Introduction

Hello again to all our readers, as we rapidly charge towards the end of another term!

Here a Swalcliffe, we have been treated to some wonderful Autumn weather and the colours of the trees in the surrounding countryside have been breathtaking. We are conscious that at this time of year everyone is trying to get their Christmas plans in order, so we have included some diary dates which we hope will be helpful…including our legendary Christmas play!

We are delighted to have this family event back on the calendar after missing out last year and hope to see as many of you as possible on the day to round off our term and launch the holidays.

All this and plenty more inside so please read on…….

Kiran, Rob and Rob.

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Working With Students

 

Exams in 2021/2022

After a challenging but successful year of Teacher Assessed Grades in 2020-2021, we are returning to something resembling ‘business as usual’ in the exams department. We have received further information from the Department for Education (DfE) and Ofqual regarding next summer’s GCSE, BTEC and ‘A’ level examinations. Dr Jo Saxton, Chief Regulator at Ofqual, has written a really clear and helpful letter Letter to students – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) and video Ofqual on Instagram: “The pandemic has been tough for students and you’ve had to dig deep to keep going with your education, including those of you who will be…” for students and that parents and carers will also value and appreciate.

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