Peaks College are offering the opportunity for Y10 pupils to find out what is involved in some of the subjects at Peaks College in September 2013.
They will have an opportunity to ‘taste’ 3 of them on Wednesday 20th June from 10:30 to 15:30. Students will do their Physics exam first and then will leave Westfield Sports College straight after the exam to arrive promptly at Peaks College and make sure they have a pen & paper with them. Lunch and drinks will be available to purchase from the refectory or alternatively students can bring their own packed lunch. Students will not be allowed to leave the site. Students do not have to wear college uniform.
Please complete part (b) of the attached reply slip (Taster Day at Peaks College) yourself and encourage your son/daughter to complete part (a) and return the slip to school as soon as possible, and no later than Friday 18th May 2012.
Students must make 5 choices from the list of courses below & Peaks College will then arrange their day to match 3 of these. If they do not make 5 choices they may not get 3 of their choice.
Taster Day at Peaks College
Dear Parents/Carers of Y10 Students,
In order to help you play a full part in supporting any decision your son/daughter might make, Peaks College would like to invite you to a special event for parents/carers to be held from:
18:00 -19:00 on Wednesday 13th June at Peaks College
The aim of the event is to provide parents/carers with detailed information about different aspects of life at college – for example the courses on offer, a typical day/timetable at college, the pastoral care and financial support provided and the continued links with parents/carers throughout a student’s course. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions of college staff and students.
Please complete the reply slip at the bottom of the attached letter (Peaks College Invite) to book your place.
Peaks College Invite
Homework is used to consolidate, enrich or extend learning beyond lessons.
In addition to covering some essential aspects of the curriculum homework should develop independent learning and time management skills in students.
The role of the College
Meaningful homework will be set on a regular basis in all subjects in all year groups, at least on a fortnightly basis. The length and complexity of homework tasks may vary but should increase as students progress through College. Homework will be marked with appropriate feedback and rewards given for quality and effort. Faculties will sanction students that fail to complete homework or hand it in on time.
The role of students
It is the responsibility of students to make a note of their homework tasks and deadlines in their planners. Students are expected to complete all tasks and hand them in on time. If help is required then it is the student’s responsibility to seek help from the class teacher or subject leader before the deadline to ensure it is handed in on time.
The role of parents and carers
We ask that parents and carers regularly check student planners to ensure that homework tasks are written down and completed to a high standard, on time. Creating dedicated time for homework in a suitable working environment at home will greatly help students in the completion and quality of tasks.
We will shortly publish more details about homework and outline an expected schedule for the next academic year. Parents and carers with queries or concerns over homework in particular subjects should contact the appropriate Subject Leader in the first instance. A full staff list is kept available on the ‘Contact Us’ page along with our contact methods.
Mr A Ireland,
Staff List December 2011
Chesterfield College are holding two open evenings for Post-16 students, on 3rd May and 21st June, 17:00 – 20:00.
Please see the attached leaflet for further information.
Chesterfield College Open Evenings 2012 Leaflet
Dear Parent / Carer,
I am pleased to be able to invite you to an extremely important Year 7 Progress Evening at the College on Wednesday 23rd May 2012 between 4pm and 7 pm.
On this occasion, the main focus will be on discussions with form tutors who are well placed to give you a well-informed overview of your child’s progress from both an academic and pastoral view-point. If you need to speak to a subject teacher in addition to the form tutor, this will of course be possible subject to availability. Moreover, we operate an open door policy at Westfield Sports College by which we encourage you to communicate with us about any concerns you may have in regard to progress and welfare as and when you feel the need.
Refreshments and an opportunity to offer feedback on the evening will be provided for you. The College places great emphasis upon involving parents and carers and so we would very much like to see you at this important event.
As you will recall your child has received half-termly progress throughout this academic year and this will culminate in a full set of subject reports before the end of the year. Please bring any reports with you to the evening as they will doubtless inform discussions with the form tutor.
By Thursday 3rd May, your child should have set up an appointment with his/her form tutor and have clearly communicated that time to you. Appointments will be ten minutes in duration in order to ensure a meaningful conversation. Appointments can be made for 4.00 to 4.10 and then at every ten minute interval with the last possible appointment at 6.50. We would encourage you to contact your child’s form tutor directly if you have any questions or queries about any part of the evening including the time of your appointment.
Appointments will take place in your child’s form room unless his/her tutor tells them otherwise.
A letter containing all of this information will be given out to students and a text will also be sent out to inform you when this letter has been handed out.
Mr S Fenna