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Year 11 exam season attendance

Dear Parent / Carer,

As mentioned in previous communications about the year 11 exam season, From 6th June 2022 there is a timetable of 'pre-exam briefings' alongside external exams.

Students are expected to attend school full time as per usual up until 8th June 2022 when there will be an opportunity for at home study. Normal attendance procedures will be followed in relation to all absences up until this point.

Mrs Claire Toy

Attendance Intervention Manager

Curriculum Update May 2022

During the spring term, the school begins preparation for the new academic year. This includes students selecting their KS4 and KS5 options, as well as the staff undertaking a review of staffing and the curriculum offer. During the pandemic, there have been a number of challenges that the school has faced but also there have been some learning points and take-aways that we will use to develop the students’ experience at JTHS.

In February, we surveyed the students and parents about the organisation of the school day. The results of this survey are shown below with comparisons from the same survey carried out in 2021. (Scores are an average out of 5 where 1 is strongly disagree and 5 is strongly agree)

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Additionally, we have spoken to the teaching staff about their experience of our current curriculum structure to in order to begin to construct the school timetable for September 2022.

There has been a great deal of thought about the advantages and disadvantages of the 100 min lesson length. As such, we will be moving to a system next year where we are aiming to have a hybrid model where examination and practical subjects will retain the 100 min lessons with some 50 min lessons in KS3 for subjects that are seeking to deliver a shorter and more frequent offer across the timetable cycle. No timetable cycle is perfect, but we hope that this will benefit the students in their learning. As with everything we do at JTHS, we will keep this under review.

Other changes that you may be aware of are the changes we have made to the organisation of social times. Students still have a staggered break time, but we currently have the whole school out at the same time for lunch. We are carefully managing the flow of students through the canteen and we are making good use of the field as an additional outdoor space now that the weather is better.

It is appropriate at this time of year to remind parents where they can see what their children are studying during the summer term. We have a page on our school website that is dedicated to all things curricula. We try to keep this as updated as possible. It can be access using the following link: John Taylor High School (jths.co.uk). We would encourage parents to look at the Curriculum Maps section if they would like to get an understanding of the content being delivered in different subject areas. Details of some of the extra-extracurricular activities that are taking place in school can also be found on this page.

We hope that you have found this update useful. We will produce a further document later in the term in preparation for the start of the new academic year.

Application Deadline: JTHS Summer School 2022

Dear Parent / Carer

The deadline to apply for this years Summer School is close of play tomorrow afternoon - Friday 29th April - with places selected next week.

If you haven't already applied, but your child would like a place, please click on the application link below.

For those who've already applied, please ignore this circular.

To avoid delays receiving a response, please send all questions directly to summerschool@jths.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you to our amazing school!

Regards
Miss Ros Ford
Summer School Coordinator

Application Deadline: JTHS Summer School 2022

Dear Parent / Carer

The deadline to apply for this years Summer School is close of play tomorrow afternoon - Friday 29th April - with places selected next week.

If you haven't already applied, but your child would like a place, please click on the application link below.

For those who've already applied, please ignore this circular.

To avoid delays receiving a response, please send all questions directly to summerschool@jths.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you to our amazing school!

Regards
Miss Ros Ford
Summer School Coordinator

Application Deadline: JTHS Summer School 2022

Dear Parent / Carer

The deadline to apply for this years Summer School is close of play tomorrow afternoon - Friday 29th April - with places selected next week.

If you haven't already applied, but your child would like a place, please click on the application link below.

For those who've already applied, please ignore this circular.

To avoid delays receiving a response, please send all questions directly to summerschool@jths.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you to our amazing school!

Regards
Miss Ros Ford
Summer School Coordinator

JTHS Summer School 2022

Dear Parent / Carer

As part of the transition programme for our new year 7 students, applications are now open for this year's Summer School.

Further information is attached, and you can click on the link below to apply for a place.

Please send all questions directly to summerschool@jths.co.uk, to avoid any delay in receiving a response. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our amazing school!

Regards
Miss Ros Ford
Summer School Coordinator

Lateness W/C 4/4/22

Following statutory guidelines, all students should be on school premises by 08:55. Students arriving on site later than 08:55 or those who delay getting to their form room, so arrive after 09:00, will be deemed as being late.

You are receiving this notification because your Year 10 child has arrived on school site late, has missed registration or failed to sign in at the Data Hub more than 3 times this week. Lateness to morning registration and lessons can be viewed on Go4Schools.

From the 25th April any students arriving late three times in a week will be issued with a 15minute detention. 

If there are specific, unavoidable difficulties relating the student getting to school on time please notify us so that we can update our recording on Go 4 schools.

We value your support in this matter and would appreciate you discussing with the student the importance of being punctual and supporting them in achieving this.

Claire Toy
Attendance Intervention Manager

Email: c.toy@jths.co.uk

T: 01283 247800 

Lateness W/C 4/4/22

Following statutory guidelines, all students should be on school premises by 08:55. Students arriving on site later than 08:55 or those who delay getting to their form room, so arrive after 09:00, will be deemed as being late.

You are receiving this notification because your Year 11 child has arrived on school site late, has missed registration or failed to sign in at the Data Hub more than 3 times this week. Lateness to morning registration and lessons can be viewed on Go4Schools.

From the 25th April any students arriving late three times in a week will be issued with a 15minute detention. 

If there are specific, unavoidable difficulties relating the student getting to school on time please notify us so that we can update our recording on Go 4 schools.

We value your support in this matter and would appreciate you discussing with the student the importance of being punctual and supporting them in achieving this.

Claire Toy
Attendance Intervention Manager

Email: c.toy@jths.co.uk

T: 01283 247800 

Lateness W/C 4/4/22

Following statutory guidelines, all students should be on school premises by 08:55. Students arriving on site later than 08:55 or those who delay getting to their form room, so arrive after 09:00, will be deemed as being late.

You are receiving this notification because your Year 10 child has arrived on school site late, has missed registration or failed to sign in at the Data Hub more than 3 times this week. Lateness to morning registration and lessons can be viewed on Go4Schools.

From the 25th April any students arriving late three times in a week will be issued with a 15minute detention. 

If there are specific, unavoidable difficulties relating the student getting to school on time please notify us so that we can update our recording on Go 4 schools.

We value your support in this matter and would appreciate you discussing with the student the importance of being punctual and supporting them in achieving this.

Claire Toy
Attendance Intervention Manager

Email: c.toy@jths.co.uk

T: 01283 247800 

Lateness W/C 4/4/22

Following statutory guidelines, all students should be on school premises by 08:55. Students arriving on site later than 08:55 or those who delay getting to their form room, so arrive after 09:00, will be deemed as being late.

You are receiving this notification because your Year 9 child has arrived on school site late, has missed registration or failed to sign in at the Data Hub more than 3 times this week. Lateness to morning registration and lessons can be viewed on Go4Schools.

From the 25th April any students arriving late three times in a week will be issued with a 15minute detention. 

If there are specific, unavoidable difficulties relating the student getting to school on time please notify us so that we can update our recording on Go 4 schools.

We value your support in this matter and would appreciate you discussing with the student the importance of being punctual and supporting them in achieving this.

Claire Toy
Attendance Intervention Manager

Email: c.toy@jths.co.uk

T: 01283 247800