Parent Briefing – 12 February 2021
Dear parents and carers
Thank you so much for the vital role you have played in supporting remote learning this half term. Your feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and supportive of our remote learning provision and welfare support, and it has been my pleasure to be able to share your kind words of appreciation with staff. The thanks for everything we are doing to support young people truly represents a College at the heart of its local community, and it is with your continued support as parents and carers that we are best placed to achieve the very best outcomes for our young people moving forward. The current unknowns about student return to College and the alternatives to Year 11 and Sixth Form exams will become clearer after half term and I will of course communicate our plans to you in as timely a manner as I can following any announcement. Thank you again for everything you have done to support the College and to achieve the right balance for your children’s learning from home this half term.
I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the following key information and upcoming events;
Year 9 parents
Just a reminder that the Options form will be available to complete in the Year 9 student’s tutor google classroom from Monday 22nd February. Please complete and submit by Friday 5th March. There is lots of support for this on the College website at http://www.launceston-college.cornwall.sch.uk/year-10-options/
Year 9 Parent Teacher meeting
Details of the Year 9 Parent Teacher meeting on Thursday 25th February have now been sent to the parents of Year 9 students. Please book your appointments using our online system. This is an ideal opportunity to discuss option choices and find out more about courses for Year 10.
Information for parents of students with SEND
We recognise that for some students with individual needs learning online is tricky and requires them to work in different ways. We have recently updated our guidance to parents and students about remote learning in order to support you further. Please follow the link to the website http://www.launceston-college.cornwall.sch.uk/learning-home/
Tolkein Reading Day March 25th
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” Galadriel
Launceston College library are pleased to announce a series of challenges and events to celebrate JRR Tolkein’s work. Students will be invited to take part on line or in person (dependent on lock down restrictions). Start digging out those old face paints, dressing up clothes and magical props as the Hobbits prepare to fight for courage and hope. More details to follow.
NCS are recruiting for their upcoming summer programme for 2021 for 16 and 17 year olds. Further information can be found on our website http://www.launceston-college.cornwall.sch.uk/ncs-experience/
Fairtrade Fortnight is taking place after half term and their website has some activities which students may wish to be involved in: https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight/
Wishing you all a restful and relaxing half term.