UPDATE - CORONAVIRUS
I offered to contact you once I have received information relating to GCSE qualifications.
I attach the link for the press release from the Secretary of State for Education which provides an outline of how examination grades will be awarded in the absence of exams:
Some of the detail is still to be worked out, but it seems a mechanism looking at past performance and assessment will be used as the benchmark.
Year 11 worked tirelessly throughout their mock exams and I am determined they will be rewarded for their endeavours.
I will update you with further information once this has been made available to me.
Last week was anything but the way we had planned it and sending two (and then three) year groups home was unavoidable. I would like to extend a massive ‘thank you’ to all parents and carers for your understanding.
I am fully aware the Year 11 pupils did not get the opportunity to say farewell to peers and their teachers. This would normally take place in May. As it stands we are still unsure how the school year will unfold, but we would like to arrange something at a later date that may compensate for this.
With the country slowly closing down to deal with the health crisis, these are unchartered waters. With community spirit and the support of each other we can come through this period and look back with pride at our response.
Although we may not all be in school together at this time, we should feel very much part of a team at Emerson Park Academy.
I will continue to update parents and carers as information comes my way.
I wish you and your loved ones my very best wishes.