Year 9 Parents’ Information Evening

Dear Year 9 Parents/Carers,

Welcome to our Year 9 Virtual Parent Information Evening. Normally we would be meeting you in person in the Main Hall, talk you through some key information about how you can support your child through what will be an important year in their educational development. Unfortunately, due to infection control measures, we are unable to have such gatherings on school site so we hope this goes some way to provide the same information in an accessible form.

Please find 3 short films which would have been presented at such a meeting. It would be helpful to watch these films with your daughter/son and discuss the content with them. The films provide you with information about the Year 9 curriculum, assessment and guidance on how we are supporting students’ health, well-being and safety. You will also find important information about the Year 9 Options process and how to support your child think about future pathways through education here at Anglo and beyond; considering how the decisions they make this year may affect their options going forward through the sixth form and beyond to Higher Education or Apprenticeships.

The staff at Anglo are very aware that this is a very anxious time for all our students. We are working hard to support them get on track with their learning, feel in control of the curriculum and confident about approaching their assessments.

You can help in so many ways too. Your support in providing a quiet, well-resourced place to study, access to books, IT and resources and spending time learning with them, testing their knowledge and helping them develop their reading and wider vocabulary is invaluable. Please look at the Year 9 curriculum maps on the website which give you lots of information about what your child is studying and what wider reading would help them.

Should you have any concerns about how your child is coping with the return to school, please do not hesitate to contact their tutor or Year Leader to discuss your concerns. The health and well-being of our students remains our primary concern.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Gee and Mr Barrs
Headteachers