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Supporting Your Child

Supporting your child

As your child grows up they will need on-going support from the school and of course from parents. 

There are a number of ways in which you can support your child including:

Attending every parents evening. 
Asking them about what they have learnt.
Supporting them with their homework.

Tips for Homework

  • Set aside a place for homework - provide a table, chair and a quiet place to work (TV doesn't help concentration, quiet music might)Set aside a special time when homework is to be done and make sure they also have free time too
  • Checking the time spent on individual tasks
  • Make sure they have the necessary equipment (eg pens, pencils, calculator, ruler etc.)
  • Help your child to plan the time for each task, especially when they have a lot to complete, encourage short breaks every 20 minutes
  • Checking presentation and content of all homework being returned to school
  • Signing the homework planner each week
  • Providing the school with information about any problems through the student planner or by contacting the school directly


Important Information RE: Exam Contingency Date – Wednesday 26 June 2019

We have been informed by the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) who are the providers of regulations and examination practices across the UK that they are planning to hold an exam contingency day on Wednesday 26th June 2019.

The decision comes following the tragic events of past summers, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. JCQ have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam in the event of an incident and rearrange for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance.

This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the start of the exams in May until Wednesday 26 June 2019.

This decision is not a school decision and applies to all candidates in all schools. Please can all students/parents/carers make a note of the contingency exam dates in the event that an awarding body needs to invoke its contingency plan.


Message from Kym Jones – WM Police

As part of Sandwell's response to Operation Spectre,  a National Campaign surrounding Knife Crime and Youth Violence, we have created a VLOG;  #OMG

 The VLOG is a sixty-second long video with advice, information and top tips for parents regarding knife crime #OMG One Minute Guidance

 The attached link is the first one, this is PC Hughie Treasure MBE our Sandwell Young Person officer.

 We are continuing  the theme set by the Chief Constable and the PCC last week who are asking for parents/guardians particularly to be asking their children where they are, checking their phones and what they have in their bags.

 The series will continue with VLOGS from a Head Teacher, a young person (Shape Knife Crime advocate), Sandwell Youth Services, hoping for support from Alison Cope and a Sandwell parent.

 Please can I ask that you view the VLOG and provide us with some much appreciated feedback.


Thank you.

Kym Jones| Partnership Team Sgt

Preventing crime, protecting the public and helping those in need.

If it’s not 999, search WMP Online

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