Important Message from the Headteacher Regarding Changes to School Timings

Dear Parent / Carer,

From September 2018, we would like to introduce a 10 minute morning registration period.

This would provide students with a consistent, daily first point-of-contact with their Tutor – giving them an opportunity to prepare for the day ahead.

Supporting excellent attendance by all students is a priority for us, and underpins every aspect of the school ethos of “Success built around positive relationships”.

Put simply, if students are not here, they cannot benefit from the fantastic opportunities we provide for them.

Research shows that good attendance promotes better academic progress and attainment. We believe that introducing a morning registration period has a part to play in this.

Two models for how the timings of our school day may be altered, are shown below:

Model A – maintain current overall timings of the day, but shorten lunch hour:

AM registration 0840 – 0850
Period 1 0850 – 0950
Period 2 0950 – 1050
Break 1050 – 1110
Period 3 1110 – 1210
Period 4 1210 – 1310
Y7 & Y8 Lunch
Y9 – Y11 Tutor/Assembly
1310 – 1330
Y7 – Y11 Lunch 1330-1340
Y7 7 Y8 Tutor/Assembly
Y9 – Y11 Lunch
1340 – 1400
Period 5 (include PM reg) 1400 – 1500

Model B – maintain current lunchtime arrangements but lengthen school day by 10 minutes

AM registration 0840 – 0850
Period 1 0850 – 0950
Period 2 0950 – 1050
Break 1050 – 1110
Period 3 1110 – 1210
Period 4 1210 – 1310
Y7 & Y8 Lunch
Y9 – Y11 Tutor/Assembly
1310 – 1330
Y7 – Y11 Lunch 1330-1350
Y7 & Y8 Tutor/Assembly
Y9 – Y11 Lunch
1350 – 1410
Period 5 (include PM reg) 1410 – 1510

All views from Parents / Carers, staff and students will be taken into consideration by the school’s Leadership Team and Governors, before a final decision is made about which model to introduce.

If you would like to make a comment, or express a preference about either of the two models, please email the address below. Include within the subject header ‘Registration Consultation’.
The consultation period will be open until Friday 25th May, 2018.

Consultation email address: office@coombedean.co.uk

Yours faithfully,

R Woodland – Headteacher

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