Early closure on B week Wednesday
As next week is a ‘B’ week, a reminder that school will finish at 2.25pm on Wednesday to allow for staff CPD. Please note the new finish time as our school day timings have now changed.
Google Classroom update
At the height of the pandemic, the Government made it mandatory that schools provide remote learning provision for students who were well enough to continue learning but asked to isolate in line with Public Health guidance. It is no longer part of the statutory guidance to continue posting material for students to access online.
School-wide attendance is moving back very quickly to pre-pandemic levels so it’s no longer an efficient use of teacher time to cover the content during face to face lessons whilst also uploading resources online for such a small number of students. If students are absent from school we encourage them to contact their individual teachers to ask for catch up material and guidance.
To ensure we are maximising the support we are able to offer to our students and their families, we would like to hear from you if you or a co-parent/carer is currently employed in the services or are retired from the services.
Calling all Year 11 parents/carers
We cannot believe that your child’s time at Millthorpe is coming to an end and whilst we support them through their crucial GCSE exams, we are also working really hard behind the scenes to plan special events to celebrate their time with us.
Prom planning is in full swing and we are now also beginning to plan the Leavers Assembly, which will be held in school on Thursday 30 June (exact details TBC – more information to follow).
Year 9 and 10 Iceland trip
For a geographer nothing beats seeing the diversity of the world. With this in mind, we are again proposing to run a Key Stage 4 Geography trip to Iceland. This is not a compulsory element of the GCSE course but it will offer students first-hand experience of features and processes that they can call upon in their final exams (and no doubt beyond).
The proposed trip will take place during the first weekend of the Easter break 2023 although exact timings are still to be confirmed. If you would like your son/daughter to take part, please log in to ParentPay, click the consent form and pay the £100 non-returnable deposit by Friday 20 May.
Year 8 Flamborough trip
As part of the Key Stage 3 Geography curriculum, we will be taking all Year 8 geographers for a day of field studies to the East Yorkshire coast. Your child will go on the trip on one of the following dates: the North half of the year will go on 13 June and the South half of the year will go on 14 June.
We are asking for a contribution of £15 towards the considerable travel costs and also need parental consent by Wednesday 25 May please.
A parent and carers guide to loneliness online
Many young people (and adults) spend a lot of time online, but this does not mean that they always feel connected. Sometimes, it can lead to increased feelings of loneliness. This week’s #WakeUpWednesday from National Online Safety explains the causes of loneliness online, gives practical advice about what you can do, and offers further support. Please have a look and share this with your child(ren).
Medicine summer experiences
InvestIN are offering students aged 12-18 exclusive medical experience this summer in world-class hospitals and clinics across London. These will be highly-immersive, supervised by experienced doctors, dentists, vets, psychologists and more.
We are currently recruiting for a school cleaner to work 20 hours per week, between 6.00 – 8.00am and 3.30 – 7.30pm. If you would like to work with us, you can find full details about the job on our website.