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College Roadshow – Today!

31 October 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Leytonstone School will be hosting a ‘College Roadshow’ on Thursday, 31st October in our main hall from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. We would like to invite all Y10 and Y11 pupils, and their parents/carers, to come to this event, which will be attended by over 30 college and further education providers.

This will be an excellent opportunity for pupils to start researching and discussing the various course options available to them after they complete their GCSEs, and to discuss directly with colleges where different course pathways may lead them in the future. It will also be an excellent opportunity for pupils to learn about the specific requirements courses may have, as well as application deadlines.

Attending the event will be a mixture of colleges, academies, technical colleges and apprenticeship providers from the local area and across London. We will be following-up this event with further information about the application process for further education; guidance in writing personal statements and CV’s; interview skills and completing college applications, all of which will be cascaded through form time activities. A wealth of resources, and further advice and guidance can be obtained in our library and through speaking with Anita Naggea, our Learning Resource Centre manager. Also attached is a comprehensive list of colleges and further education providers that pupils can use to begin their own research.

We sincerely hope you are able to join us on the 31st October, and look forward to welcoming you all to this event.

Kind regards,

Brandon Hughes
Assistant Head Teacher
Leytonstone School
brandon.hughes@leytonstone.waltham.sch.uk

Home Learning Club – Wednesdays

31 October 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

As part of our on-going provision to support pupils with their learning, from this week forward, each department will be offering a home learning club on Wednesday afternoon’s from 1:45-2:45 pm.

Pupils are invited to stay and complete their home learning at school and each club will be staffed by a subject specialist teacher to support with any challenges or questions students may have regarding their preparatory work.

The location of each department’s home learning club can be obtained by pupils through speaking with their classroom teacher for each subject.

We hope this provision will further support our students’ learning journey and that pupils take advantage of the specialist help on offer for their independent study.

Kind regards,

Brandon Hughes
Assistant Head Teacher

Y11 Mock Exam Timetable

18 October 2019

Please find attached the Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable and Exam information

Exam Information booklet 2019

Yr11 Mock Exam Timetable

Half Term 1 Letter

18 October 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Many thanks for your continued support of the school and its policies. Pupils have made a great start to the year with lots of very purposeful learning taking place across the school.

Consistency is key when supporting pupils in making the best of their time at school. As well as enjoying a break with your children this half-term, you will no doubt be considering winter attire for the coming months. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some key aspects of the school’s uniform and behaviour policy. We are committed to avoiding unnecessary negative interactions with pupils upon their return to school on 29th October, 2019.

Uniform at Leytonstone School consists of: a white shirt, a Leytonstone tie, a black v-neck jumper, black trousers or a black skirt, the Leytonstone blazer and black shoes.

Winter coats must be dark in colour and must be worn over the school blazer.

Hoodies of any variety are not permitted in school. Please ensure that your son/daughter understands this and does not bring a hooded top into school.

We have noticed a minority of pupils arriving to school with high-sugar or caffeinated energy drinks; these are also not permitted. These items will be confiscated as they have documented detrimental effects on pupils’ wellbeing and do not support the learning process.

These rules will be strictly enforced after half term and pupils not correctly attired for school will regrettably be taken out of circulation until they are in correct uniform.

We are very proud of our school and of our pupils and know that high expectations regarding uniform, behaviour, attendance and preparedness equips each and every one of our pupils with the very best chance of learning well and achieving their potential.

Thank you all very much in advance for your support and we wish you and your families an enjoyable half-term break.

Pupils return to school on Tuesday 29th October at 8:30am as the school is closed for staff training on Monday 28th October.

Jessica McQuaid
Head Teacher

Late Opening – 17th October 2019

16 October 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Re: Late opening – Thursday 17th October 2019

 As per our school calendar, we will be running our Year 6 Opening Evening from 5pm until 8pm on Wednesday 16th October 2019.

Pupils will be dismissed at 1.40pm as normal on this date, however the school will open slightly later on Thursday 18th October in order to allow staff and site services to adequately prepare the school for the start of the day.

Pupils are expected to be in school for 9.50am on this date and will go straight into Period 2 lessons.

Please note the school will be open at normal time if you wish to send your child in earlier.

Yours faithfully,

Ms McQuaid

Head Teacher