Parents

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The articles below from our news feed will be of special interest to our parents:


  • SCHOOL BULLETIN WB 11TH NOVEMBER 2019

    The bulletin for the academic year (week starting Monday 11th November 2019) is available using the following link.  

    (You can also see the archive of bulletins using the link in the menu above).

    Week 10 Issue 9 

  • PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION

    Dear Parents and Carers,

    I am writing to advise you that there were 3 nominations for the recently advertised position of Parent Governor.  Therefore, an election will take place. 

    Please find below three short statements written by the nominees. 

    You can vote in one of two ways:

    • using the slip at the bottom of this page, which can be handed in to Reception (please provide all the information requested, if the section giving your name and your child’s details is not completed your vote will not be valid and therefore discounted)
    • online (you will have received an email which explains how to do this)

    Please vote for one candidate only. 

    A hard copy voting slip is available from Reception, if required.

     

    Voting ends: Thursday, 14th November 2019.

    Ms Sharon Julien 

    My daughter Mia, is in Year 7N.

    As a co-opted governor at my old secondary school in London, I was an active member of the Finance and HR committees, and played a key role in setting and implementing the strategy.

    I vowed that when I had my own child, I would become a parent governor, so when I heard about the vacant governor post – I had to apply.

    I work at the Bank of England and have worked within the Financial Services sector for many years; managing large complex: programmes, budgets and multi-disciplinary teams. I also volunteer in schools in: recruitment fairs, mentoring, interview practice and CV workshops.

    With my skills, experience and as a black woman, from a working class background; I believe I will enrich the governing body by providing a diverse perspective resulting in a positive difference for all of the parents, and girls at the school.

     

    Mrs Rebecca Carrigan

    My daughter is in Year 7.

    I am thrilled at the prospect of bringing my skills, integrity and experience to the role to ensure a well-rounded education for the benefit of all current and future students. 

    I run an events/catering/cake company following 20 years in the film business.  I bring a conscientious, proactive work ethic, an ability to be objective and diplomatic in the face of tough decision-making, working with challenging budgets to solve innumerable problems and keeping the wheels turning!  

    My parent governorship at All Souls Primary is about to end and I look forward to new challenges that the secondary phase of my daughter’s education brings. On the learning and achievement committee, I worked with progress data to target resources to ensure the school had the best impact on every student in its care.  As link governor for SEND I helped set up a new Autism centre and I was PTA Chair for five years.  Until recently I was part of the Economic Development, Education and Place Shaping (EDEPS) Policy and Scrutiny Committee for Westminster.

     

    Dr Simon Manara

    I have a very happy daughter Elöise who is in Year 7H and so will be in involved at the school for the next five years.

    I am a specialist orthodontist by profession working in the local area since 2002. At my daughter’s previous school I enjoyed being involved with the numerous parent association events and served as co-chair for two years.  I was privileged to be elected to serve as Parent Governor which was a wonderful opportunity to be able to see the workings of the school.

    I am passionate about developing lifelong opportunities for children and believe that pastoral care, rigorous academic structures and engaging extracurricular activities lie at the heart of any happy and successful childhood. 

    I am keen to advise, support staff and help ensure that St Marylebone School achieves all the success it is capable of.  As a governor I offer commitment, and enthusiasm to make a difference: striving for academic excellence and working to improve communication between the governing body and parents.

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    Yours faithfully,

    Kathryn Pugh

    Headteacher

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    ELECTION OF A PARENT GOVERNOR

    Please return to Dot at Reception by 3:30pm on Thursday, 14th November 2019

    Please vote for one candidate only.

     

    • To vote for Ms Sharon Julien please put a cross here   [    ]

     

    • To vote for Mrs Rebecca Carrigan please put a cross here   [    ]

     

    • To vote for Dr Simon Manara please put a cross here   [    ]

     

    Your name  _________________                                Your signature ____________________

     

    Student’s name __________________                   Student’s form ____________________

  • Safety on autumn and winter nights

    Dear students, parents and carers,

    I’d like to remind you all about safety out on the streets at night, notably around Bonfire Night and as we go into the Christmas season when you may be travelling in the dark.  Please be extra vigilant about your own safety and consider  the following things:

    – Don’t go out alone in the dark. Make sure that you plan your journey so that you are travelling with a friend and you let your parent / carer know where you are.

    – Be mindful of your personal possessions. Do not have any valuables on display and be careful about where you use your telephone. You should not make yourself a target for street robbery.

     – Walk away from trouble, not towards it. If you see something that looks unsafe you should trust your instincts and move away from the situation. 

     – If you see rowdy or anti-social behaviour, do not join in, do not take an interest, walk away from it and make sure that you are not associated with it in any way.

     – Act in a kind and considerate way to members of the public and the police. 

    If you are concerned about any of the issues raised in this please do speak with a member of the Pastoral Team.

    Best wishes,

    Ms Swan

  • SCHOOL BULLETIN WB 4TH NOVEMBER 2019

    The bulletin for the start of the new academic year (week starting Monday 4th November 2019) is available using the following link.  It also highlights many of the wonderful events students did during activity week.

    (You can also see the archive of bulletins using the link in the menu above).

    Week 9 Issue 8

  • Attendance Bulletin

    Friday 1st November


    Dear parents and carers,

    I hope you all had a restful half-term.  I’m writing to remind you of our attendance expectations so that we can work together to ensure that students attend school unless they are really very unwell. 

    This is an 8 week term. It’s the term in which students tend to get colds and minor ailments and, as the evenings draw in, students’ attendance levels drop.  No-one likes having a cough or a cold but a good deal of the time, we are not too unwell to go to school or work. Quite often, young people feel better once they get into school, into their lessons and see their friends. So, we urge you all to send your children to school unless they are seriously unwell.

    We know that there is a strong link between progress, attainment and attendance: if a student misses school they are missing out on their learning.  The figures below show you approximately how attendance rates correspond to lost learning:

    Attendance rate %

    Days missed by the end of the Autumn term (approx)

    Days missed by the end of the Spring term (approx)

    Days missed by the end of the Summer term (approx)

    100%

    0 days

    0 days

    0 days

    95%

    4 days

    7 days

    10 days

    90%

    7 days

    13 days

    20 days

    85%

    11 days

    19 days

    30 days

    95% attendance = 10 days absent = 60 lessons missed

    90% attendance = 20 days absent = 120 lessons missed 

    85% attendance = 30 days absent = 180 lessons missed

    Missed school time means … 

    • missed lessons which cannot be re-gained just by reading the notes afterwards; the live experience is where the learning happens
    • lost learning time which can feel stressful for students as there are gaps in their knowledge when they return
    • time lost with friends which can lead to anxiety and a sense of being left out. 
    • missed opportunities, for example support at help clubs, mentor support, trips, clubs, extra-curricular activities, speaker talks, competitions, sports, arts … and so on. 

    Of course, there might be times when a student is genuinely not well enough to attend school but, for all the reasons above and more, we ask that we all work together to improve our young people’s school attendance.

    Thank you for your support and we wish you all a healthy, happy second half of the autumn term. 

    Best wishes,

    Sarah Swan
    Deputy Headteacher

  • SCHOOL BULLETIN WB 14TH OCTOBER 2019

    The bulletin for the start of the new academic year (week starting Monday 14th October 2019) is available using the following link.  It also highlights many of the wonderful events students did during activity week.

    (You can also see the archive of bulletins using the link in the menu above).

    Week 7 issue 6

  • SCHOOL BULLETIN WB 7TH OCTOBER 2019

    The bulletin for the start of the new academic year (week starting Monday 7th October 2019) is available using the following link.  It also highlights many of the wonderful events students did during activity week.

    (You can also see the archive of bulletins using the link in the menu above).

    Week 6 Issue 5

  • SCHOOL BULLETIN WB 30TH SEPT 2019

    The bulletin for the start of the new academic year (week starting Monday 30th Sept 2019) is available using the following link.  It also highlights many of the wonderful events students did during activity week.

    (You can also see the archive of bulletins using the link in the menu above).

    Week 5 Issue 4

  • Early School Closure All Years – Tuesday 24th September,  2019 Student Independent Study Afternoon

     

    Dear Parent/Carer,

    As per the School calendar, next week, on Tuesday, September 24th, the School will be holding its Staff Appraisal meetings. In order for this to take place students in all Years will be dismissed from school at the end of period 3 at 11.55am. Please make the necessary arrangements to expect your child home earlier on this day.


    Independent Study Afternoon

    During this time, if your child is in Year 7-11, they will have received work to complete independently to facilitate the skills students need to develop as part of the revision process.  We believe this is a valuable exercise for all students. Completing a range of set tasks on one topic helps students understand that the revision process involves much more than simply re-reading a text. This activity means students have to think and engage with the material taught in order to truly learn it.   The resources can be accessed by students on their Google Classroom as listed by subject below:

    • Year 13        Students should be working on their personal statements and UCAS applications ahead of UCAS lock in 10th October. 
    • Year 12        Students should access their subject specific Independent Learning Materials via the folder in their Passport Google Classroom and complete the weekly tasks for each of their subjects. Subject teachers may also set specific work for students to complete. 
    • Year 11           English 
    • Year 9/10     Religion Ethics & Philosophy (REP)
    • Year 8            History
    • Year 7            Maths  

    Please do engage in this revision process with your child on the evening of the 24th and see how active their revision or independent research has been. 

    Yours faithfully,

    Ms F Congdon

    Assistant Headteacher – Intervention & Progress

  • SCHOOL BULLETIN WB 23rd SEPT 2019

    The bulletin for the start of the new academic year (week starting Monday 23rd Sept 2019) is available using the following link.  It also highlights many of the wonderful events students did during activity week.

    (You can also see the archive of bulletins using the link in the menu above).

    Week 4 Issue 3