NOTICES TO PARENTS
Please click on the links below to access all letters and communication:
For a paper copy of any of the information on the school website please email your request to our Administration Manager Mrs Chapman:
Alternatively copies can be requested by calling the school office:
Dear Parent or Carer
Inspection of The Crestwood School by Ofsted
We have just told your child’s school that we will inspect it on 27th February 2018. The lead inspector will be Simon Mosley, HMI. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school. Please take a few minutes to read the leaflet which came with this letter. It explains why we inspect schools, and what happens during an inspection.
Your views about the school are important to us
If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.
Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child’s school. Written comments can also be sent to the school in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.
To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.
Please complete the online survey by 11am on 27th February 2018, as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views. However, we will consider all online responses that are completed during the inspection, although the free-text box facility will not be available after noon on 28th February 2018.
Speaking to an inspector
If you are unable to complete the online survey, it may be possible to speak to an inspector during the inspection, for instance at the start of the school day, or to pass on messages to the inspectors if you are unable to speak to them in person. Inspection administrators will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. If concerns are raised about child protection, we may have to pass the information we receive to social services or the police. You can contact the administrators on 03000130174. Inspectors will be pleased to receive your comments, but cannot deal with complaints about individual pupils or settle disputes between you and the school.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the online survey.
|As well as completing the survey, you can use Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, at any time during the school year to give Ofsted your opinion of your child’s school. You can also use Parent View to see survey results for schools across England. Visit www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk or look for the link on the main Ofsted website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted|
Crestwood School Closed 11/12/17
Please see the below message from our headteacher, Mr Bowles:
Having just assessed the conditions both at school and on roads leading to school, together with the forecast of more snow, for the safety of Students, parents and staff, both to and from school (also on site) we are reluctantly taking the difficult decision to close school on Monday 11 th December. We will be open on Tuesday.
Presentation Evening – Celebrating Achievement & Progress for 2016-2017 (last academic year)
If your child is due to receive a reward for achievement or progress from last year they will be bringing a letter home which outlines the details of each evening tomorrow (12/09/17) –
All of the below dates are in reference to CURRENT Year groups (the awards are for their achievements in the previous academic year), all events are 6.30pm-7.30pm.
Monday 25th September – Year 11
Tuesday 26th September – Year 10
Wednesday 27th September – Year 9
Thursday 28th September – Year 10
End of Year Information from Head Teacher
Have a great summer everyone, please click here to view the letter sent home with students on the 19th July
School Uniform Standards – September Ready
The letter on the link below has been distributed to all students, added to CrestMag and now displayed on the website. Please ensure that all students return to school and meet the standards outlined in the letter. If you have any questions please do get in touch with your Head of Year.
Water Safety Advice
Dudley Council has appointed a company to undertake some research into how children and young people travel to school and the reasons behind their travel choices. Please take 10 minutes to complete an online survey – Click Here
Little Shop of Horrors Photography
MFL Homework Available Online
No more lost sheets! MFL homework has gone online!
Thanks to the arrival of our new Studio and Stimmt resources from Pearson, all MFL homework can now be completed on pearsonactivelearn.com, where you will find a range of listening, reading, grammar and vocabulary learning tasks. This is a fantastic opportunity to support our students in improving their language skills – the tasks are interactive and marked immediately online, with the chance to re-attempt any tasks where mistakes are made. In addition, House Points will be awarded for completion of all homework with a gold, green or amber score.
Having trouble with your username or password?
- See your MFL teacher to get your details changed or updated.
Having trouble logging on at home?
- Go to homework club on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday after school.
- Go to MFL homework club in A1 at lunchtime on Friday.
- Or simply go and see your MFL teacher any day after school or at lunchtime for help logging on.
- Make sure you bring some headphones with you so that you can do the listening tasks!
What can I do to support my son or daughter with their MFL homework?
- Check that the username and password work, and that your son/daughter has logged on.
- Remind your son/daughter to start their homework well in advance of the deadline, in case of any Internet issues. We aim to give students at least a week to do their homework.
- Ask your son/daughter to show you how much progress they have made – you will be able to see their score for each task.
- If your son/daughter has a red score, their learning is not yet secure, so they need to have another go – get them to log in again and re-attempt those tasks.
- Make sure that all homework is done by the deadline.
We look forward to seeing all students gaining lots of House Points and improving their language skills!
The MFL Team
GCSE 9-1 French and German revision guides are now available to buy for students in Year 10. Published by Edexcel exam board, each revision guide contains all of the key grammar, vocabulary and phrases you will need to be successful at GCSE. We highly recommended that all students get one. Get yours today for £2.50 (RRP £5.99) while stocks last. Pay at the finance office and collect from Mrs Allardice in B2.
OFSTED guidance to grade reform
You may be aware that over the next couple of years all subjects are going through a grade reform, changing from the letter grading system that we are familiar with, A-G, to a numerical system, 1-9. The Department For Education (DFE) have put together a document to explain all changes, it can be found here.
Student Leadership Accreditation – Service Not Self
Student Leadership Accreditation launches Monday 13th March – All students were presented with all of the information during assemblies (week commencing 06/03/17). A copy of the PowerPoint can be viewed here – We strongly recommend that all students consider this nationally recognised accreditation – they will be required to commit around an hour of their own time (maximum) for around 10-12 weeks to receive a bronze/silver/gold accreditation. If students can’t attend/have missed the 1st support workshop afterschool on Monday 13th March in D5 they can pick up their starter packs at any point this week from Mr Jordan’s office
Congratulations Mr Chatterley
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY!
Please see attached letter for details of this years iPad, the letter was sent out at the beginning of the week, the deadline is today, please log in to the portal if you wish to place an order.
Key Stage 3 Exams
Year 7 Parents Evening – Thursday 22nd June
Students have been sent home with a letter and appointment booking form. Today (09/06/17) students were informed of Miss Hatton’s expectations during assembly given by Mr Jordan. 100% attendance, attend in full school uniform, with as many appointments as possible. We look forward to welcoming you on the 22nd!
Year 7 Parents iPad sign up event Thursday 2nd March 4.30pm-6pm, for further details please see letter below. This letter was sent home on Monday 27th February and was also made available on SPACE.
For evidence on how the iPad can add amazing value to learning please see videos attached to the Year 8 section of the ‘Notices to Parents’
Key Stage 3 Exams
The following videos were created by year 8 students showing their understanding of how to Expand Brackets at the end of a lesson. They used an app on their iPad to create a short video demonstrating what they had learnt. We shared the videos and checked each other’s work. Everyone really enjoyed using their iPad to bring algebra to life.
Expanding Brackets - Year 8 Maths
Key Stage 3 Exams
Please take a moment to read the presentation that was delivered by Miss Mulvey, the school Careers coordinator. Very helpful information on how to make the most of the options and choices available to students.
Year 9 parents, please see the Key Stage 4 page for all of the presentations that have been given to the students over the past few weeks by various departments
As Mrs Sutton mentioned during parents evening if you would like further guidance or support please do get in touch
Year 10 Exam Timetable
Our Year 10 exams commence Monday 27th March, you can see the timetable for the week here.
Prefect Application Process
Ms. Lowe recently gave an assembly that saw the launch of the application process for becoming a prefect next year. Please see below for the letter that should be brought home today (07/03/17)
All leaders at Crestwood School are celebrated, none more so than our prefects in their striking blazers – becoming a prefect at Crestwood School is an honour and a privilege – please make sure your children strongly consider the opportunity.
Year 11 Parents Evening Letter
Year 11 Mock Exams Timetable
Click here to view – Mock exam TT 13-11-17
Year 11 Leaving Arrangements
Important GCSE and Revision Update
The Department For Education have published an updated version of the GCSE Reform Guide. The update and a list of the currently available revision sessions that will take place during half term can be found here.
Our teaching team are committed to ensure students are well prepared for their exams, this is evident by them sacrificing their own time to host revision sessions. We need as much encouragement as possible from parents to ensure the sessions are well attended.
Home School Learning
At Crestwood School we realise how important a supportive home environment is to create academic success. If there is any support you as a parent require to support your child, please email your suggestion/request here