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Letter to Year 11 & 13 Parents: TAG Assessments

Dear Parents/Carers

Can I firstly thank-you for your support over recent months as we have navigated the ever-changing landscape of this summer’s teacher assessed grades process. The exam board materials which were promised to us by the end of March were not provided until our return from Easter. This made it more difficult to plan the final summative assessments for subjects as Heads of Department needed to see the kind of materials and guidance that were being provided.  

As well as the letter I shared at the start of March, we followed this up with a podcast for students in March and then a further podcast on our return after Easter. These can be found on our school website (Letter to Year 11 & Year 13 Parents: Exams – English Martyrs (bhcet.org.uk) and https://ems.bhcet.org.uk/year-11-13-teacher-assessed-grading/

I have also placed the 10th May summative assessments schedule onto our website and shared this with students in assemblies this week.

I apologise that this has taken a little longer to share the final version. By trying to avoid doing the assessments in the sports hall the logistics of arranging these in classrooms needed some final alterations. 

I think we will all be glad to complete this process as smoothly as possible. It has been a challenging time for all concerned. 

Best wishes

Stephen Hammond
Headteacher