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The latest edition of our fortnightly newsletter.

Volume 22 of the Conisborough Chronicle will be produced over the Autumn Term 2017.


Friday 24 November 2017

It has been a very eventful last two weeks. Year 11 are now coming to the end of their mock examinations. Their conduct has been truly exemplary. This is brilliant news. They have taken their exams really seriously. We do not necessarily expect the results to be where we want them to be as students do not get very much intensive revision for mocks as staff are still teaching the syllabi. But the importance is in generating bespoke revision plans that clearly identify gaps in skills, knowledge and understanding and creating intervention plans for how we will plug these gaps; and how we will give students the necessary practice over the next term to ensure they meet targets.

This year we are holding a mock results day on Wednesday 6 December. Students will have their results released formally as they will in the exams next summer. Following this we hope all Year 11 parents are able to attend our formal parents' consultation evening on Wednesday 13 December which is an opportunity to meet all subject teachers and go through these plans and the mock examination results.

We have held our Year 7 transition evening which was a fantastic event. The evening was designed to showcase some of the work students have been doing, talk informally to tutors, senior staff and head of year. Parents watched a section of our Shakespeare piece, listened to a presentation by Heads of department in Maths and English on the new grading system and how to support their young people, and finally a presentation from the PTA. If you would like to get involved with our PTA please email:

We have also held subject inspections in English, Geography and MFL and a full peer review across the school. These inspections are being used to check we are making progress towards our inspection next summer. We will share some of the thoughts from the reviews with you in the next Chronicle as we are waiting for final written reports.

In addition, our governors are holding regular reviews for MFL, Safeguarding, Science, Humanities, Behaviour and Attendance. All these visits are useful in having an external view of where the school is at in terms of improvement. They all involve talking to groups of students, getting their feedback and triangulating this with what we are seeing.

As we approach the final weeks of term, I would like to reinforce our commitment to ensuring that students are learning effectively right up to the last day. Please be reminded that we do finish a bit earlier than most schools - Friday 15 December. This is because we run our staff training sessions throughout the year, in the evening. Putting these days on the Christmas holiday gives students and staff a well-deserved two weeks over Christmas. Please support us in ensuring we get maximum progress over the final three weeks. The final Chronicle of the year and our 'Celebrating Success' magazine will come out on the final week of term.

Dr S. Mundy - Headteacher

PARENTS:   The Conisborough Chronicle enables us to keep you up to date with news and notices on a weekly basis. The Chronicle is now emailed to all parents. It is vital that we have up to date email and telephone details for all our parents, so if you have changed your email address or telephone number recently, please inform us as soon as possible.

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Volume 22

Volume 22 will be produced throughout the Autumn Term 2017

  • pdfIssue 6 - Exemplary Conduct... (Friday 24 November)
  • pdfIssue 5 - Making Real Improvements... (Friday 10 November)
  • pdfIssue 4 - Half Term Success... (Friday 20 October)
  • pdfIssue 3 - Fantastic Enrichment... (Friday 06 October)
  • pdfIssue 2 - A positive start... (Friday 22 September)
  • pdfIssue 1 - Welcome (Friday 08 September)

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