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The Malling School Update Term 6 Monday 1st June

Dear Parents and Carers

As we formally start our new term, I would like to take this opportunity to update you on our plans for Term 6.

Year 10 and Year 12 Students Return to School

Our plans for face-to-face support for our Year 10 and Year 12 students is a staged approach to supplement and strengthen our Home Learning provision which remains the predominant mode of education. Our first stage will be to invite a small number of Year 10 and Year 12 students who are not successfully accessing Home Learning. These students will be personally invited into TMS from June 15th for a fortnight of intensive support to help them access and catch up with their studies. Further guidance on our plans for face-to-face support will be sent out to Year 10 and Year 12 parents and carers this week.

Term 6 Home Learning Overview

From the beginning of term 6, we will be continuing our schedule of home learning, with some developments to ensure this is as effective as possible. Students will now access their learning through Microsoft Teams. This has been introduced to students through their lessons in term 5, including ‘how to’ tutorials and walkthroughs in some subject areas. The ‘Home Learning’ tab on the website has links to Teams, as well as displaying the weekly timetables for all year groups. A key change to the timetable is that they now display when live Zoom lessons will be. This will enable students to plan their time more effectively and know when to expect email invitations to these live lessons.

Term 6 Cumulative Assessments

Students will be completing online assessments over the next week. The results of these assessments will be used by teachers to adjust their teaching accordingly so that misconceptions can be addressed, and provision made for students who have struggled. Please reassure your child that these assessments are nothing to worry about and first and foremost, we are using them to evaluate the impact of home learning and to help close gaps in understanding.

Thank you again for your continued support

Take care

Mr Vennart


The Malling School Update: Friday 22nd May

Dear Parents and Carers

I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents, carers and students for their continued support and positive messages for our dedicated staff they are truly appreciated.

Term 6 Update

From recent government updates it appears clear that secondary schools will remain closed for the majority of students over the coming months. Thank you again for your understanding and cooperation during these challenging and frustrating times in supporting our home learning provision whilst juggling work and family commitments. We are awaiting the detailed government guidance for secondary schools published over half term before we finalise the careful plans we are making for some face to face academic support of year 10 and 12 students, alongside the full time provision we are offering to priority groups. We would like to reassure parents that safety of our students and staff and providing excellent academic and pastoral support is always at the forefront of our planning.

Home Learning

Our key priority at TMS continues to be providing high quality teaching, pastoral support and personal development remotely for all our students. Many thanks to all parents and carers for completing our Home Learning Survey. Please see a summary of responses below:

  • 98% of parents and carers agree that TMS is keeping their child well informed of Home Learning expectations and communicating well.
  • 97% of parents and carers agree TMS is responding well to their child’s concerns.
  • 99% of parents and carers agree that TMS is supporting Home Learning.

We had some very constructive feedback from our parents and as a result are making the following changes to our Home Learning as we move into Term 6.

  • We are increasing the frequency of live lessons, sending invites through 24 hours in advance.
  • We will pre-publish a timetable of live lessons to support our students with their organisation.
  • All year 10 students will have supportive daily remote briefings with Senior Leaders.

End of Term 5 Assembly

Our Term 5 Gallery of Excellence video included in our assembly demonstrates the incredible hard work, commitment and dedication shown by our students. We are extremely proud of all our students, who in these unusual circumstances remain committed to The Malling School Way, well done to you all. Our assembly will be posted on our website and facebook for students, parents and carers to view.

I wish you all a restful and enjoyable half term

take care

Mr Vennart

 

Rich Text Assembly - 22/05/20

Please watch the presentation below for more information on our Rich Text Booklets for Term 6

Students - How to use TEAMS?

 


Students - How to access your email?

STUDENT NOTICE - Click here to email IT Support to reset your password


Click here to view our dedicated Coronavirus page


 

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John Vennart - Headteacher

I am delighted to welcome you to The Malling School. Our school is built on traditional values where mutual respect is developed between students and staff.  

We provide an excellent all-round education in a friendly and supportive environment. From their first day, our students will be pushed to achieve and exceed their academic potential. We will also ensure our students are happy, kind, polite, confident and resilient: all the qualities that we value and know will give our children the best possible start in life.

We have very positive relationships with parents and believe strongly that by working closely with them, we can support their children most effectively.

 

Parents tell us they like our traditional ethos, small school and high expectations. We invite you to visit and would be delighted to show you around so that you can see students and staff at work. 

 

John Vennart - Headteacher

 

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