From the Head Teacher...

Jo Shuter

Friday, 28th January 2011

Dear Parents and Carers,

A reminder that Year 11 Parent Evening is on Tuesday 8th February. You will shortly receive your letter with appointment times. This is the last opportunity before your son/daughter’s GCSES examination to discuss any areas of concern with their subject teacher, and to be informed of how they are progressing. You will be given information on how to support your sons/daughter over the next few months in the run-up to their public examinations. All parent/carers are expected to attend.

Students who want to stay at QK Sixth Form should have already submitted their application form or be in the process of completing it. Year 11 Students will be interviewed by their SLT Mentor during the next couple of weeks. During this interview the student will be asked what their plans are for the next academic year. The mentor will discuss the students application to Sixth Form, discuss their suitability to Sixth Form study and confirm most appropriate course choices. If students do not want to apply to the Sixth Form at QK then alternative options will be discussed.

Following the completion of these meetings and the submission of all applications, students who are being offered a place in the Sixth Form will be sent offer letters. Students who have been offered places will then be asked to enrol at the end of the Summer Holiday / start of the new Academic Year to confirm their subject choices (in light of GCSE grades) and register as a Sixth Form student

I so pleased to say that the new mobile phone policy at QK has been hugely successful. Students have been wonderful and there have been no major issues with them complying with the policy. It is wonderful to see students willingly handing their mobile phones each morning at registration. Students who are late don’t now even have to be asked if they have a mobile on them – they are happily giving their phone into the school office each morning. Thank you so much to parent/carers and students for making this policy run so smoothly.

Jo Shuter, CBE