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The Summer 2016 Exam Certificates have only just started to arrive in school. Therefore they will not be available for collection from Main Reception until the end of November 2016.
As you may already be aware there are significant changes being made nationally to the way that students are assessed at all key stages. One of these changes is to move GCSE grades from letters (A*-G) to numbers (9-1). “Drop in” sessions will be provided at Parents Consultation Evening on 16th November 2016 to answer any questions that you may have about this change.
These changes are being phased in from 2017 for all students over the next three years and will apply to different courses at different times (see the attached PDF for a full explanation and a breakdown of which courses/year groups are affected and when).
As you are aware, the Ingrow Lane entrance to school is no longer operational and we are also still experiencing parking and traffic difficulties on Oakworth Road, due to the work that has been ongoing for some months to rebuild the edge of the road and the retaining wall. This has resulted in a long period of temporary traffic lights. We fully appreciate the difficulties this causes for parents dropping off students, but we do need to request your co-operation in terms of avoiding this area if at all possible. If you do need to drop off or collect children on Oakworth Road, please avoid the areas immediately around the roadworks and traffic lights, as this creates safety issues for both the children crossing the road and the on-coming traffic.
I feel it is important to highlight the fact that the school is aware of the current ‘clown craze’ that is sweeping the country and I want to reassure parents that we have very robust safeguarding procedures in place and significant staff out on duty at all times when students are arriving or departing to and from school, as well as during break periods.
I am aware that there has been a significant amount of traffic on social media sites about clowns scaring children and I would ask you to reassure your children of our vigilance on this issue. I can confirm that there have been no incidents of this kind either within or near the school site.
Oakbank School is pleased to announce that the application to become an academy, in partnership with the Beckfoot Multi-Academy Trust, has been successful. Oakbank School became Beckfoot Oakbank Academy on 1st September 2016. This a very exciting partnership with Beckfoot and our aim will be to provide a great education for all our students.
Until further notice students will need to collect their Maths homework from their class teacher.
Subject teachers will set homework on a regular basis (in line with the school's homework policy) to support learning and to enable students to make as much progress as possible . This may take the form of research, extended projects, completion of tasks or revision.