- All - PTA Newsletter
- All - Safeguarding: Online and App Safety Information
- Punctuality to lessons
- All - Electronic Parents Evening Booking System - Parental review questionnaire
- All - PE kit needed please
- All Years - Volunteers needed for Mock Career interviews
- All - Medical Appointments
- Y13 - Attendance
- Y11 - English exam revision sessions
- Y10 - Maths exam
- Y10 - Kenilworth Castle visit
- Y8 - Maths test
- Y7 - Maths test
We have been made aware of an App called Azar which can connect young people to others in over 190 countries. Information we have received suggests this App is free to download and information exchanged via this App could leave young people vulnerable. Please ensure you check your child's device and monitor their use of social media carefully.
As of Monday 3rd June, we will be working with staff and students to ensure prompt starts to lessons. Where students arrive after the teaching and learning has commenced, they will be issued with a late mark. Students who display regular lateness in comparison to average school figures across the week will receive a lunchtime sanction. This will be on a Friday lunchtime and where possible will involve an activity which contributes to the school community or environment. Students will be informed by their form tutor on the morning of this activity and it is then their responsibility to attend. If they choose not to attend, they will be issued with an after-school reflection with a member of the senior leadership team.
If you have any PE kit that you can donate to the PE department, please do so. We are in desperate need of skorts, shorts etc. Many thanks, PE Department
On 10th June, students in Y10 will be taking part in Mock Career Interviews with professionals and retired professionals from many different companies and public sector industries. The purpose of this day is to ensure that our students leave John Taylor High School with the employability skills necessary for the world of work. We are looking to add to our growing list of volunteers who would be prepared to spend a morning in school, interviewing students.
Please contact Mr Knight via the school telephone or by e-mail email@example.com.
Medical appointments can be authorised if evidence is provided. Please may we ask that parents make us aware of when students are attending scheduled appointments by ensuring the Attendance Officer is in receipt of this information. We would also like to take the opportunity to reinforce our approach to students leaving school site for medical appointments.
For students in Y7-Y11, they must be collected from school site by an appropriate adult. We will not be authorising students in Y7-11 to leave school site for medical appointments, during school hours, unaccompanied. We thank you for your support with this.
As the A Level exams have now commenced, students will not be expected to attend lessons. However, teaching staff will remain available during lesson times, for those students who need additional support or advice, or just a spare room to revise quietly. Students studying a BTEC course should continue to attend all lessons until their teacher has confirmed that all coursework has been submitted and assessed.
Thank you for your support and we would like to wish Year 13 every success in their exams.
After the half-term holiday, Year 11 will be sitting their English Language examinations.
To support students, the English Department are delivering revision sessions after the holiday.
Please could you share the details of the sessions with your son/daughter.
The Year 10 Maths exam is on Tuesday 18th June. All Year 10 students have been sent an email containing twelve practice papers and the corresponding markschemes for them to use as part of their Maths revision. The email also contains information about recommended websites for revision (mymaths.co.uk and corbettmaths.com). Students will need a calculator and geometry set for the exam; these are available to buy on Parentpay if needed.
Year 10 History will be visiting Kenilworth Castle on either Thursday or Friday the first week back after half term (6th/7th June). Kenilworth Castle is worth 20% of their GCSE History and has an entire exam based around it. Therefore a visit to the site will provide valuable insight into the castle's history and be an advantage for the exam.
Please could you make sure that Parentpay is completed as soon as possible if your child studies History in Y10. Thank you. Mrs Nicholls.
The next Maths test for Year 8 will be on Thursday 13th June. The test will be non-calculator but students will need a geometry set and these are available to purchase on Parentpay if needed. Students will be given a revision list and advice on how to revise, by their Maths teacher.