Christmas Break

18 December 2017

Dear Parent/Carer
Thanks for all your support at the various functions in the run up to the Christmas break. We had a packed house for the Whole School Performance of Bugsy Malone. Well done to all involved in that and thank you for your support. Also our tea party for the older members of the community on 14th December was a great success. This was organised by our Year 8 students and Ms Campbell who did a brilliant job.
We have a number of vacancies for parent governors. In the New Year we will formally be inviting applications. If you are interested whether – you have not been a governor or not – or would like to know more about the role, please get in touch. We are hoping that our governing body can represent our ethnic and cultural diversity at the school. Parents of all students welcome.
As we approach the end of term, I would like to clarify arrangements for the end of term and start of the spring term.
School will end at 1.20 on Tuesday 19h December. Those students who would like a school lunch are welcome to collect a packed lunch from the restaurant.
School will restart for students and staff on Wednesday 3rd January. This will be a normal school day, starting for all students at 8.40 a.m.
Wishing you a restful and a relaxing Christmas break.

Yours faithfully
Grainne Smyth

Christmas Jumper Day

14 December 2017

15th December 2017 is Christmas Jumper Day at Leytonstone School. Students can come into school in their favourite Christmas Jumper for £1. Money will be collected at the gate and all proceeds will be going to charity.

Please note: this is not a non uniform day and other uniform (such as trousers and shoes) must still be worn.

Mock Results Day for Year 11

08 December 2017

On Friday 15th December Leytonstone School will be hosting a mock results day for the Year 11 students, beginning at 8:15. To help support the students with this, morning intervention will not take place that Friday, but they will be expected for an 8.15am start in the main hall. This will also allow students enough time to open their results, digest the information and be ready to start lessons as normal at 9:00.

They will receive their mock results in the same manner that will receive their GCSE results next summer, opening a brown envelope in the main hall. This will be a tense time for our students, so we want to ensure they feel supported. As a result, form tutors, select senior members of staff and Head of Year will also be present, and lessons that day will consist of reflections on the results, with each pupil given individualised areas for revision.

We want to stress a ‘fall forward’ mentality where students see these results as an opportunity to direct their revision. To help with this, on Tuesday 19th December pupils will be with tutors designing revision calendars. From these results, we will also assign period 6 provision to the area most in need for students to ensure they can cover any gaps in their knowledge.

In addition to mock results day, please be aware that students are not allowed to leave school during the school day to attend college interviews. They must instead, as in previous years, contact the college and re-arrange them for after school. This is to ensure students do not miss any lesson time which could in turn, hinder their progress.