19th March 2020
I appreciate you will be feeling anxious at this moment with regards your son / daughter’s GCSE grades and how this will affect them moving forward into their college placements. I can assure you that we will do all we can at Manor Croft to ensure the hard work and dedication your children have shown over the last 5 years will not go in vain. I am still not sure how the government will determine what grades will be given out, and for that reason I have not given the recent mock grades out today. I know that all students will have improved on this grade in the final ‘run in’ to the exams. We are working on their predicted grades today and what we feel they would have achieved given all the intervention, support and revision they would have undoubtedly done.
I have spoken to Year 11 in assembly this morning and explained that we WILL be running a ‘leavers assembly’ tomorrow for them, where we will celebrate their 5 years at Manor Croft and students can do the customary shirt signing etc. This will be during period 3, so we ask that all Year 11 arrive at break time to start the assembly at 11.00am. They will then be allowed home unless you would like us to keep them in school to support you with childcare, please let us know and we will arrange this.
I can also confirm that they will be able to attend their prom. We will ensure that it DOES take place but obviously at the moment we are unsure when that will be. We will stay in touch with you regarding the arrangements and update you as soon as we have more information about the availability of venues and the advice around group gatherings. I am conscious this could cause issues with pre bookings etc. but as you can appreciate I can’t at this moment second guess if the current date will be feasible, I would suggest that it will be later in the year.
Can I take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support during this difficult time, attendance today in Year 11 is excellent which is a testament to the commitment and endeavour they have shown all year in preparation for their exams. It is all our jobs now to ensure this will not be detrimental to their futures.
Dave Hewitt, Principal