Parent Letters

Churchmoor site building work

Dear Parents/Carers,

Over the next few weeks at our Churchmoor Lane site, we will be having some refurbishment works to our building.  This may cause some disruption and some classes may have to be temporarily re-located to other rooms whilst the work is being carried out. 

Workmen on site will be fully briefed to ensure that your child’s safety is paramount.  We will keep you informed of any further changes as the work progresses.

If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

Yours faithfully,

Cathy Clay
Head Teacher

Nominations for Parent Governors

The governing body of your school has one vacancy for a parent governor and is looking for parents who have children at the school. The term ‘parent’ relates to any person who has ‘parental responsibility’ as defined by the Section 576 of the Education Act 1996.  If you have any queries about your eligibility as a parent, please contact the Head Teacher for further advice.

We are looking for parents who have the skills required to contribute to effective governance and the success of the school. Your skills may include personal attributes, qualities and capabilities, such as the ability and willingness to learn and develop new skills.

Each nomination must be received at the school by 10.00 am on Tuesday 28th January 2020.

Nominations should be sealed in an envelope marked ‘Nomination for Parent Governor’ and may be delivered by hand, sent with your child, or by post to the school.  Electronic nominations must be returned to sbm@derrymount.notts.sch.uk.

The Parent Governor Letter was also posted home.

 

Exam Contingency Day – Wednesday 24th June 2020

Although the Summer 2020 exams may still seem a long way off at the moment, we wish to share some important information with you to avoid any possible issues next summer. During the spring term students will be given their individual exam timetables which will highlight when their final exam is scheduled to take place. The summer written exam period will run from Monday 4th May to Friday 12th June 2020 (BTEC students must be available until Friday 26th June).

However for the Summer 2020 exam series a “contingency” exam day has been arranged by the examination awarding bodies which all students need to be aware of. This contingency day for GCSE  examinations has been put in place “in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations during the June 2020 examination series.”

The decision comes following the tragic events of last summer, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam (or exams) in the event of an incident and rearrange them for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance.

The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Wednesday 24 June 2020. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 24th June 2020.

This decision is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in all schools. Please can all students/parents/carers make a note of the contingency exam date in the event that an awarding body needs to invoke its contingency plan.

Yours faithfully

Cathy Clay

Cathy Clay

Head Teacher

Nut allergies

Can we please remind all parents/carers that we have pupils in school on both sites that have a serious allergy to nuts, therefore under no circumstances should there be any type of nuts or anything containing nuts brought into school.