Week ending 6th May

  • It was great to see parents at this week’s Parent Forum and as usual it was a very good discussion. We always try to act upon any feedback we receive and have actioned the following points:
  • Parents have asked for more detailed guidance about the KS3 exams and topics to revise. Heads of Faculty are currently putting together overviews and these will be sent out shortly.
  • The science KS3 website has been in the process of being updated. This will be completed by next week and Tim Spencer will send out an update when the new materials are all uploaded.
  • All parents at the forum liked the use of Seesaw and the opportunity to see their child’s work. We are working hard to ensure that students remember to photograph their work and thousands of pieces of work are uploaded very week. However, if for any reason you have not seen work from a particular teacher or subject area do let us know and we will make sure we follow this up.
  • The weekend saw the kickstART project at Mitcham’s Park with students performing both an extract from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and a song especially commissioned for the event; they also had the opportunity to see their art work finally in place. It was a superb event and our students were very impressive.
  • On va en France! Very bright and early, next Monday morning, 27 Year 9 students and three members of the MFL Faculty are off on the annual French exchange to Uzès in the south of France. They will be straight into real French lessons in a French school and dining on a 3-course lunch in the canteen! The Year 9s have been practising their French and are looking forward to spending a week in the homes of their exchange partners, visiting some famous sights and improving their language skills. To be continued …..
  • Year 11 students have begun the exam season in earnest with those who are entered for the iGCSE English exams sitting their papers this week. Next week we have the iGCSE History paper and the following week we are deep into the season with the papers coming thick and fast. The commitment from students has been remarkable to see, with students even coming to evening study sessions in the library. We wish them all well.
  • On Monday we host a visit from Dame Joan McVittie who leads the Regional Commissioner’s school improvement board which is focused on raising educational standards in Cambridgeshire. We have been asked to host her visit at the request of Rosemary Prince, from the Regional Commissioner’s office, to show the excellent work happening here at Chesterton. The visit will consist to a tour of the school and lessons; an opportunity to talk to a student panel and time with the senior leadership team sharing all the exciting things happening in the school.
  • Just a reminder to Year 7 parents that we have our second Year 7 Parents’ Evening of the year on Thursday. Please do make sure that you make an appointment.

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