UPDATE FROM MR SHEERAN, 20 aPRIL 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope you are well, below are some updates from Cowley.

Communication

Please remember that Cowley staff are checking and communicating with families.  If there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to contact the College through normal channels, or by the new subject and year group emails http://www.cowley.st-helens.sch.uk/index.php/2020/03/20/contacting-departments-and-year-teams/

Studying and working at home

I am pleased to hear that students are continuing their learning at home.  This is so important, as the students will need to be ready for when we reopen.  Please keep checking the website for the required work to be completed and contact the appropriate subject leader if you have any questions.  Here is the link to the Q&A from our website http://www.cowley.st-helens.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/QA.pdf

Y11 and Y13 exams

The college has been receiving regular updates from the DfE about the process for allocating grades.  Staff are now in the process looking at students’ performance in past exams, assessments and homework and using the DfE criteria for estimating grades.  All Y11 and Y13 parents have received the details about this. Result days have now been confirmed – Post 16, Thursday 13th August and Y11, Thursday 20th August.

Re-opening the school

On Monday 20th April Cowley will re-open for children who have key worker parents and also some vulnerable students.  If your circumstances have changed and you are now a key worker please contact the College if you require place.

Like you, we are keen to open fully and return to normal however, we are awaiting direction from the DfE and once we know a date, we will share the procedure for students returning to college.  In the meantime, please continue to follow the guidance from the government and continue with learning at home

During the Easter holiday we have been attending De La Salle High School with a small group of students and I would like to thank De La Salle for being wonderful hosts and for all the care and support they have given.

Sixth form Y11-Y12

The Sixth Form team are in contact with Y11 students who have applied to Cowley and reassuring them of the procedure and their place.  If your child requires a conversation, or some support about what happens in September please do call the college

Keep safe,

Mr Sheeran