It has been another busy week here at the school. Pupils are now fully engaged in their lessons. It has been an exciting start to the term, as last year we created ‘The ASAP Way’, which is our approach to structuring lessons to ensure excellent teaching and learning across all subject areas, in order to give our pupils the best quality education. This was created with our partner school in London, Reach Academy. What pupils will notice now, which is different to last year, is that they are provided with a ‘booklet’ for every subject. This booklet has been designed by teachers to include the best resources and learning activities in them. The booklets are fantastic in terms of having all the important information and knowledge in one place, for pupils to access. It is also specific to the course/unit that the pupils are studying. It also ensures that all pupils, regardless of who their teacher is, receives the same excellent resources and teaching. Having spoken to a number of pupils about the booklets, they have said they find them really helpful as all of the knowledge is together and they can track what to do much more easily.
We have finally taken receipt of the new uniform and are beginning to distribute this. Thank you for your patience whilst we had to wait for this, particularly those parents and pupils in Year 7, who did not have any uniform to use from previous years at All Saints.
Our partnership with City College Plymouth is getting fully underway now. I met with staff from the College this week to finalise our plans for the offer that our pupils will receive. The aim of this partnership is to give pupils the opportunity to use the amazing facilities at City College, particularly in subjects that they choose to study at GCSE and beyond. This enables pupils to see beyond All Saints and into the future for prospective jobs and careers. We are planning a full virtual launch event in October for parents and pupils, to outline further what this partnership looks like and how to get involved. Please watch out for this and I will update you again as this partnership develops. The partnership is called ‘Plymouth Compass’ and the reason for this title is because it is related to helping pupils find their direction in life for careers.
The school continues to operate as normally as possible, apart from some Covid amendments to the day. So far, pupils have reacted brilliantly to this and continue to get on with their education here. Please can I just remind you that should you, your child or anyone in your household display the specific Covid symptoms, that you self isolate and try and get a test for the symptomatic individual. It’s important that if no one in your household have the specific Covid symptoms, then your child should continue to attend school as normal. This will avoid any disruption in learning.
Until next week,