- Our staff have been working flat out in school to develop our remote learning provision for the start of the Lent Term.
- All lessons will be taught live via Teams and your son or daughter will know how to log-on to access all their lessons and activities.
- We will follow the normal timetable, but some lessons/activities will not be able to take place.
- It is essential that your child continues to work using a clear structure to the day.
- If your son or daughter has any IT problems or queries, please contact the IT helpdesk firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be able to offer advice.
- Your child should contact their subject teacher if they have problems accessing the work.
Structure of the Day – Monmouth School for Boys
- Tutor Time and Assemblies will start at 8:35am each day.
- Boys should join their meeting punctually, dressed appropriately (school uniform is not necessary), and ready to start the day.
- As a courtesy to their tutors and teachers, boys should have their cameras enabled.
- Lessons will follow the normal timetable and start at 9am (9.05am for Years 12 and 13).
- Boys will receive a Teams call from his teacher at the time when he would normally have his lesson.
- Any absence from online lessons will be followed up initially by tutors and Housemasters to follow up with boys and parents as necessary. If your son should be ill, or otherwise unable to attend lessons on a given day, please email his Housemaster and tutor as soon as possible to inform them.
Pastoral Support – Monmouth School for Boys
Tutor periods and house assemblies are very important in our provision of pastoral support and will also take place on Teams. Boys must attend these as well as their lessons.
Please continue to communicate with your son’s tutor and Housemaster regarding pastoral or academic concerns. Communication with home is more important than ever now that we will not be able to see the boys in the same way in school.
If you have questions on which you would like Senior Management Team input please contact Mrs Liz Gregory for academic matters, Mrs Rachel Rees for Sixth Form matters, Mr David Edwards for pastoral matters, Mr Alex Peace for boarding matters, and Mr Simon Dorman for any of the above.
Year 11 Parents’ Evening and Mock exams – Monmouth School for Boys
The Year 11 Parents’ Evening will go ahead as planned on 20th January 2021, and will be held on Teams.
Mrs Gregory will be in touch regarding this (and Year 11 mocks) in due course. Similarly, Mrs Rees will contact parents regarding re-arrangements for the Year 13 Mock exams and Parents’ Evening.
Structure of the Day – Monmouth School for Girls
- Tutor Time and Assemblies will start at 8:50am each day.
- Girls should join their meeting punctually, dressed appropriately, and ready to start the day.
- As a courtesy to their tutors and teachers, girls should have their cameras enabled.
- Lessons will follow the normal timetable and start at 9:05am.
- Girls will receive a call from her teacher at the time that she would normally have their lesson.
- Last term, some girls had their lessons split and starting later over the lunch time period. These lessons will now run as one double from 12:05pm to 1:15pm.
- Any absence from online lessons will be followed up initially by teachers and Heads of Year to follow up with girls and parents as necessary
Pastoral Support – Monmouth School for Girls
- Heads of Year will be in contact regarding our provision of pastoral support.
- We want to continue to provide that on-going support, even if it is ‘remote’. Parents should not hesitate to contact the school if they have any concerns.
Year 11 Parents’ Evening and Mock exams – Monmouth School for Girls
The Year 11 Parents’ Evening will go ahead as planned, and Mrs Kath Whiteman will be in touch regarding this in due course. Similarly, Mrs Rachel Rees will contact parents regarding re-arrangements for the Year 13 Mock exams and Parents’ Evening.
GCSE and A level examinations update
We appreciate the disappointment and apprehension for our students who had been preparing to sit GCSE and A level examinations this summer.
Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary for England, spoke in parliament on Wednesday 6th January 2021 to announce that centre assessed grades (CAG) will be given for GCSE and A level qualifications this summer. This applies to English examination boards, which we use for the vast majority of our qualifications.
We do not have any further details as to how we are expected to calculate these grades, but a national algorithm will not be used. We will be in touch once we have a clearer picture of how this will take place. Students in Years 11 and 13 should continue working just as hard as last term, and their efforts from the start of this term onwards will undoubtedly have a bearing on these grades.
Our boarding team is supporting our key worker families and boarders at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools. We appreciate it will feel slightly different in boarding as we are, of course, a smaller community than usual. However, our staff will make sure that the boarding experience remains as homely as ever.