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Year 10

CLICK HERE FOR YEAR 10 INSTRUCTIONS  -  01/06/2020 to 12/06/2020

CLICK HERE FOR YEAR 10 INSTRUCTIONS  -  04/05/2020 to 22/05/2020

CLICK HERE FOR YEAR 10 INSTRUCTIONS  -  20/04/2020 to 01/05/2020

CLICK HERE FOR YEAR 10 INSTRUCTIONS  -  23/03/2020 to 03/04/2020 

I hope you and your children are looking forward to a pleasant half term break from school work. Please follow the link above for instructions for the next two weeks’ work that your child can complete starting on 1 June. Heads of subject will be regularly emailing pupils directly and subject staff will be available to answer questions and set additional work, should it be required. We have made excellent progress on an online provision using Microsoft Teams and from 1 June teachers will begin to trial this method and contact pupils with a view to more lessons moving to live on line in the week beginning 15 June. A separate guide has been emailed to you, if you are not familiar with Teams as a learning platform. This link is also helpful in conjunction with the guide.

In addition you have been send a survey by email to inform us of your intention regarding sending your child in for any face to face provision we may be able to offer before the end of term, depending on further government guidance. If you have not already completed this please could you do so as soon as possible.

We strongly believe that, despite these extremely difficult circumstances, a continuance of some sense of normality and structure is essential. Year 10/12 have the potential to be severely disadvantaged by this loss of curriculum time as they approach their final year and their external exams; it is essential that they carry on working to the best of their ability to ensure learning is not affected. There has been no communication of any special dispensation being applied to these year groups. We, therefore, recommend wherever possible the following:

  • Aim to have a positive routine every day that matches what your child would normally do if they were coming to school. Where possible, they should attempt to follow their normal timetable. Week commencing 1 June is Week 1.
  • Monitor our e-learning platforms, such as Doddle and your child’s school email account, as subject teachers are emailing daily during normal school hours to set more work and challenge accordingly. There is no expectation on formal marking but many are providing it where possible.
  • Encourage your child to contact their teacher via email if they need help; teachers are working from home during the normal hours of the school day. We kindly ask that you are patient in waiting for a response as they may not come immediately, particularly as some staff are doing the same with their own children.
  • Ensure that your child takes ownership over their learning and that they complete the work set to the best of their ability.
  • Be in weekly contact with their form tutor or Head of Year and raise any pastoral concerns you have there.

We have any requests from some students and parents/carers for more extension work for Year 10 students who are getting through the work quickly, but we are also keen to balance this request with your child’s well-being. Should you require it, there are two pages on the school website we have put together under School Closure - one with extension activities and one stretch yourself page. These are not subject specific but will focus on wider skills to develop your child.

For free access to a wide range of GCSE revision resources visit Learndojo HERE.

School email can be accessed by:
1) Accessing www.office.com
2) Sign in using your normal school login details and password
3) Click on Outlook, your school emails will appear

Any queries regarding logins to Email, Microsoft Office, Doddle, MyMaths, MathsWatch, GCSEPod or any other systems recommended should be directed to MCourtman@cromwell.cambs.sch.uk or
JFinch@cromwell.cambs.sch.uk.

We are awaiting further guidance over Year 10 and 12 pupils who were due to sit public examinations this year. It is understood that those pupils will have a centre assessed grade recommended by the college for them and be given an opportunity to re-sit the examination at a later date, but we are awaiting further clarity on this process. To explain, HERE is a Q&A document explaining the process for Year 11 and 13 pupils.

Thank you for your support in these difficult times and please rest assured that whatever you are encouraging your child to do at this time is helping them in the longer term, however difficult the circumstances.