Information Evenings for Years 7 – 11

14th September 2017

Dear Parent/Carers

The first fortnightly timetable cycle is nearly behind us and our students have settled in to their new routines. The atmosphere in school has been extremely positive. I would like to say well done to our new Year 7 cohort who have made an excellent start. I have been particularly impressed with how students have settled into our new tutor group structure.

Assemblies in the early stages of this term have focused on some changes to our behavior systems, outlining our high expectations of all students and ways in which we want to recognize students who go above and beyond. Students have responded very well to the clear expectations given and I would like to thank parents for your support.

We would like to invite parents to an information evening at 6pm in Wingfield Hall on the dates below. These sessions are an opportunity to meet the relevant year group team and hear the key information required to support your son/daughter this year. The sessions will cover aspects such as the curriculum, assessment dates, reporting progress to parents, behaviour systems and school systems such as Show My Homework and School Gateway. This is not an evening to meet individual teachers but we would strongly encourage you to attend.

Year 7 – Thursday 21st September
Year 8 – Monday 2nd October
Year 9 – Tuesday 3rd October (please note change of date)
Year 10 – Tuesday 10th October
Year 11 – Wednesday 11th October

The majority of our parents are now signed up to our new School Gateway system. This is our main means of communicating with parents, including how you will be able to access reports on your child’s progress in the future. If you have not yet signed up please contact Mrs Cottle at dcottle@jogschool.org who will register you for this facility.

Once again, thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the relevant information evening.

Kind regards.

Mike Gunston
Headteacher