Start of Term Arrangements – September 2022
I am writing to confirm arrangements for the start of the new academic year. Friday 2nd September is staff Professional Learning, therefore no learners will be in school. The new academic year for learners begins on Monday 5th September. There will be blended learning for Yrs 8-11 on their google classrooms for that day as they are not expected in the school building.
Year 7 learners will start on Monday 5th September (please see the earlier email sent to Year 7 parents/carers). Learners will enter via the far, side door by PE (next to the main car park).
Sixth Form will return on Monday 5th September (Please refer to earlier email sent to Sixth Form parents/carers). Learners will enter by the main reception doors.
Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 learners will all return on Tuesday 6th September. All learners are to wear full school uniform from Tuesday 6th September and must be in school by 8.30am. Learners will have their timetables issued during form time and their Form Tutor can assist with any queries that may arise. Lessons will start as normal at 9am. Yr 8 will enter via the side door onto the link corridor. Yr 9 will use the rear doors, Yr 10 will use the side door by the college and Yr11 will use the main reception entrance.
I would draw your attention again to our website for all other information on the school day, uniform, equipment etc.
We very much look forward to welcoming all our learners back in September and wish you all a fabulous summer break.
Mr D Jackson
Assistant Headteacher (Wellbeing, Inclusion and Equity)
National Literacy and Numeracy Tests Results
The results for the National Literacy and Numeracy tests undertaken this academic year, via Hwb, for learners in Year 7, 8 and 9 will be available online on Thursday 21st July. The additional guidance document also explains what the data means for your child.
These tests are set by the Welsh Assembly Government and are used to assess how well learners are progressing. They can also highlight where individuals may need additional help to improve their skills or where they are making exceptional progress.
The Reading Test determines how well a text has been understood and assesses the ability of learners to make judgements about reading.
The Procedural Test measures skills in number, measuring and data.
To access this data:
* Your child will need to use their usual Hwb login and password details to log into their Hwb account at https://hwb.gov.wales/
* Select the ‘Personalised Assessments’ icon on the main menu to access results
* If your child is unable to remember their user ID, their form tutor will be able to help them with this.
* If you are unable to access the report from home or you do not have digital access, please contact the school via email email@example.com or phone 01633 277867 where we will be able to provide you with a paper print out of the results.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school should you require any further details or information.
Mrs J Bartley
Assistant HeadteacherPersonalised assessment progress report - Numeracy (Procedural) - Information for parents and carers
School Uniform for September 2022
There have been no major changes to our school uniform policy, so please bear our uniform rules in mind when purchasing new uniform items over the summer. Trousers must not be skin tight or jean type and skirts should not be tight fitting and should be a maximum of 7cm above the knee. Currently the length of some girls’ skirts is not appropriate for school, however we have not asked parents/carers to purchase new skirts so close to the end of term. No leggings are to be worn. Please see the images below.
All learners must wear a Lliswerry High School blazer and should they be cold they can add a Lliswerry High School branded black jumper. This does not however replace the blazer. A school tie must also be worn at all times and footwear should be plain black.
The school PE kit remains the same and can be seen below.
Female - Compulsory - Polo-shirt, either skort or shorts or leggings, and socks
Male - Compulsory - T-shirt, shorts, and socks plus optional rugby jersey
All learners have the option of purchasing a hoodie as well as having their initials printed on their kit too (no names or nicknames). This would be at an additional change.
The only change in our uniform policy is around jewellery where, after listening to our learners, we now allow 1 small nose stud. Large hoop or dangling earrings, bars, nose rings or any other facial piercings are still not permitted.
The uniform policy is part of the school’s drive to raise standards and helps ensure that learners feel part of our school community and take pride in their appearance. Full details about the uniform requirements can be found on the school website at https://lliswerryhigh.org/parents/uniform/.
From September, if a learner is not wearing correct and appropriate uniform, as per the school’s uniform policy, parents/carers will be expected to bring appropriate uniform items to school. If a learner persistently attends school in incorrect uniform, they may be placed in our Inclusion Room (IR). Obviously, we do not want either of these scenarios to happen, so we would ask that you work with us and support the school with this matter.
We appreciate that buying school uniform can be expensive. If the cost of school uniform is likely to be problematic for you, please do contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your child’s Head of Year so that we can assist you if possible. Many thanks for your support and understanding with this.
Mr D Jackson
Assistant Headteacher (Wellbeing, Inclusion and Equity)
Hot Weather Update
Due to the very high temperatures forecast for the rest of this week and possibly into next, I have taken the decision to adjust our school uniform rules until the end of this term.
As from tomorrow, Tuesday 12th July, learners can wear the following to school:
1. Normal school uniform (tie and blazer optional)
2. PE kit as per school uniform (please see images below)
3. Knee length, loose fitting plain black or dark blue shorts (no denim/jeans) with school shirt
If your child chooses either option 2 or 3, we would ask that you ensure the appropriateness of their clothing in line with the expectations highlighted above and below.
The following clothing is not allowed:
* Cycling shorts
* ‘Short’ shorts
* Tight fitting shorts
* Flip flops/sliders etc. (trainers or normal school footwear must be worn)
Please can you ensure that your child attends school with a refillable bottle of water that can be topped up at our water fountains.
Please can you also ensure that your child has a suitable sun hat and suitable factor sun protection cream for our Skills Festival on Wednesday and Thursday (some activities may be outside) and for our Sports Day on Friday.
Many thanks for your understanding and support with this. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Head of Year.
Lliswerry High School
PE Extra-Curricular Clubs
Year 6 Transition
Dear Year 6 Parents/Carers,
We are very excited to be getting ready to welcome your child to Lliswerry High School in Year 7 at the start of September.
Members of our staff have already been out visiting our cluster primary schools in order to gather important information about your child and to speak to Year 6 learners.
We will be having transition visits for our cluster Year 6 learners in the week commencing Monday 4th July and an after school transition event for parents/carers and your child on Thursday 7th July.
More details about these events will be sent out via your child’s primary school very soon. We are very much looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the Lliswerry High School community.
School Sports Survey 2022
Click the link below and answer all the questions as accurate as possible.
It should take approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete properly. If you’re unsure of any questions please ask your teacher
Year 11 Letter Update
Dear Year 11 Parent/Carer,
We have had a query about the highlighted section of the letter I sent yesterday, as shown below:
Please note that we will be having an official leavers assembly for our Year 11 learners on 27th May following completion of their Chemistry examination. Those learners who will not be sitting the Chemistry exam will need to be in school for 11 a.m. On this day Year 11 learners will be leaving school at approximately 12.30pm.
To clarify, the reference to 11 a.m. is for any learner who may have an unavoidable reason to be absent that morning e.g. a hospital appointment. All other Year 11 learners should attend for the normal time that day. Apologies for any confusion caused.
Year 11 Parent/Carer Letter
Dear Year 11 Parent/Carer,
As you will be aware we are now approaching the start of the main summer exam series, with the first subject examinations starting on Monday 16th May. As far as our learners are concerned normal attendance at school is required up to May half term, which starts on Monday 30th May.
After half term a bespoke Year 11 timetable will come into operation, focusing on special revision sessions to support learners sitting each exam. This timetable has been e-mailed to all Year 11 learners. For the duration of this timetable Year 11 learners will be required to attend school unless told otherwise. The only times they will not be needed in school is if there is a revision session for a subject that they are not studying. If this is the case, they will be told that they do not need to attend.
The last official day of attendance for all Year 11 learners will be the end of June, but in reality they will not be attending once they have completed all of their examinations unless they are needed for other reasons e.g. to complete coursework. You will be contacted should this be the case.
Please note that we will be having an official leavers assembly for our Year 11 learners on 27th May following completion of their Chemistry examination. Those learners who will not be sitting the Chemistry exam will need to be in school for 11 a.m. On this day Year 11 learners will be leaving school at approximately 12.30pm. Any learner who has taken Electronics as an option will remain in school, as they have that subject’s exam in the afternoon.
Please do discuss the things I have highlighted above with your child if you haven’t already done so.
I would like to thank you all for everything you have done to support your child and our school. Together we have been through a global pandemic, on top of the other ‘normal’ celebrations, trials and tribulations of school life and teenage years! This Year 11 will always have a special place in my heart, as I started as Headteacher on the same day they started in Year 7. Additionally, I taught most of them Design and Technology when they were Year 7 learners and I can still remember them sitting in my classroom during those lessons – how quickly they grow up!
I hope that you and your child have a fantastic summer break following the completion of the summer examinations, and that they get the results they deserve in August on results day (further information to follow regarding this and revision/exam preparation). If you would like any further information or support, please do not hesitate to contact us. I look forward to seeing most of our Year 11 learners once again in September, when they embark upon the next stage of their lives as part of our school’s Sixth Form.