COVID-19: All Students

Mental Health and Well-Being Guidance
Staying Safe Online


Click here for the Daily Student Attendance Register.  



06-07-20

Dear Parents and Carers,

The government has now issued guidance to all schools to prepare for the full opening in September for all year groups. We are currently building the ‘new normal’ for AMSI’s provision of a broad and balanced curriculum for all students. As we are able to, we will update you on the changes that will have to be put in place to ensure that AMSI is a safe environment for all.  It is unfortunate that COVID-19 will still play a part in our everyday lives and as such we have to make significant changes to the way we operate.  I hope you will be supportive of the school and will continue to check the website on a weekly basis for updates.

Proposed changes to the assessment of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2021

I will also like to draw to your attention the consultation from Ofqual on the changes to assessments in  Summer 2021. We would encourage you to give feedback through this link to Ofqual by 16th July; this is particularly pertinent for the parents and carers of Year 10 students.

Keep safe,

Susan Service
Headteacher


03-07-20

AMSI Education Mental Health Practitioner Assembly

Please watch this video introducing you to the Islington Mental Health Services Team who will be based at AMSI from September 2020. 

If you feel that you have any concerns which you would like to talk about, please fill in the attached application form and email it to Ms Begum, Ms Harris or Ms Morgan.

Islington’s Schools Well-being Service


03-07-20

This week’s champions for the Friday School Quiz are:

Y7: Arthur
Y8: Tied between Amber and Harrison
Y9: Matilde
Y10: Tristan

Well done to all that entered.  


26-06-20

Positive moments in lockdown by Islington Mental Health Support team (Whittington Health NHS Trust)


12-06-20

Year 10 Update for ‘Face to Face’ sessions

See Year 10 page



01-06-20

Dear Students,

We hope you have had a restful half term and hope that everyone is safe and well.

Further to the letter sent to your parents on 22/5/20 by Ms Service, the government guidance now states that secondary schools will not reopen for Year 10 until the 15th June at the earliest. This is the current government guidance and is subject to change.

When we reopen it will not be the same structure as pre closure. There will be some two-hour’ face to face’ sessions with your teachers to supplement your remote learning. In accordance with DfE advice, sessions will have no more than 15 students. During the sessions, you will undertake a range of activities, aimed at supporting both your learning and your wellbeing.

You must continue with all remote learning activities as directed by your teachers on Google classroom. You must also sign in via the Attendance Register every morning by 10 am.

You will also be expected to wear full school uniform and will be turned away if they are not wearing the correct attire.  

We will inform you via phone call and text message the day before you are due to come in confirming the time we expect them. We ask you not to arrive overly early or late for their session. 

Finally, please prompt your parents/carers to complete survey on the website from the following link.

If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact me or Mr Thompson.

Best wishesMrs. J. Stubbs


22-05-20

22nd May

This week’s champions for the Friday School Quiz are:

Year 7: Ayyun & Arthur 7F 
Year 8: Sarah 8E
Year 9:  Matilde  9D
Year 10: Molly 10B
Year 11: Yassine 11A

The two winners of the half term quiz raffle are:

Matilde 9D and Adam 10F

We will be in touch with you about your prize.

Well done to all that entered.  

Look out for more Friday quizzes after half term.

Mrs. Stubbs


Dear Students,

A reminder that it is the last day of the summer half term today and you have a week off; this means there will not be any new work set during next week. We wish you an enjoyable week and hope you get the chance to enjoy some different surroundings during your opportunities for exercise out of the home. 

The Friday quiz will become live at 2.30 pm today and will close at 3 pm
Best wishes to you and your loved ones,

Mrs. J. Stubbs
Deputy Headteacher – Outcomes and Teacher Standards


21-05-20

Dear Students,
As we approach the end of this half term, I am sure many of you have established some good routines;  if you have not, it is not too late to start focussing on your learning and you. We have sent through a new planner for the next half term; if you have not yet received this it should be with you in a few days.  Please use your planner every day and keep it safe; when you return to school, we would like to see both of your planners from Summer 1 and Summer 2.

Before we begin Summer 2, I would like you to reflect on Summer 1. Please respond to this google form.

Mr Castillo has made a video that highlights some important features on Google Classroom, of which you may not be aware; it is attached to this email. Please remember that we use the due date as the day set so that work appears on your calendar.  You may need to spend longer on the tasks and that is perfectly fine.  During this remote learning phase, do not be concerned with any late submission comments which are automatically generated. Please just continue to do your best as every piece of work that you do and every book that you read makes a difference towards your future achievement. A useful question to ask yourself is, “How will this help my future self?”. 

We are displaying examples of excellent work via the website. Please feel free to share any work that you are proud of and would like to be considered for our website

Please remember that if you need any support, your teachers are here to help you. If you are unable to make contact with a teacher, please let me know.

Best wishes to you all, and stay alert!
Mrs. J. Stubbs
Deputy Headteacher – Outcomes and Teacher Standards


18-05-20

May 20th – National Thank a Teacher Day

How are you going to thank YOUR teacher?

Do you have a STAR teacher? Do you miss seeing them every day? This Thank A Teacher Day let’s take the opportunity to say thank you to all our amazing teachers and support staff, who are doing a star job each and every day.

Share your message of thanks with us before the 20th May, ideally in a video clip, or in an expression of your choosing. Our theme this year is a star. How creative can you be? Maybe you and your school will feature as our #StarOfTheDay on social media

The aim is to get as many messages of thanks and some great stories about the teachers and support staff who are being thanked so we can share them with the whole country on National Thank a Teacher Day on May 20th.

  • This will take place this year on Wednesday 20th May 2020 – and we will be celebrating and thanking teachers on social media all that week
  • You can find more detail here National Thank a Teacher Day

15-05-20

A very big well done to:
Ayyun 7F
Theo 8E
Sonam & Borislava 9E
Adam 10F & Ibrahim 10B
Jehona 11C

Well done to all those who entered. Keep quizzing everyone. Last chance for this half term’s prize next Friday. 


08-05-20

This week’s champions for the Friday School Quiz are:

Year 7: Ayyun 7F & Zakariya 7B
Year 8: Theo 8E
Year 9: Daniella 9E
Year 10: Molly 10B
Year 11: Berat 11E

Well done to all that entered.  Look out for another quiz next Friday at 3 pm. The quiz will close at 3.30 pm next week so be ready :)

Mrs. J. Stubbs
Deputy Headteacher – Outcomes and Teacher Standards


07-05-20

Dear Students,

We hope all is well with you and your families.

Just a reminder that it is a Bank Holiday tomorrow so school and virtual school will not be open; this means that your teachers will not be posting work tomorrow.

If you want to do something a little different, why not visit The Great British Intelligence Test from BBC 2 Horizon. Although there will be no work set tomorrow, there will be a quiz posted at 3pm so watch out for that too.

Wishing you a restful weekend and we all look forward to hearing news from the government on Sunday about next steps for the country. 

When it is safe to do so, we are looking forward to having you all back at school. In the meantime, keep up with your learning to make your return to school as smooth as possible and remember if you need help, ask.

Best wishes,

Mrs. J. Stubbs
Deputy Headteacher – Outcomes and Teacher Standards

 


 

 

24-04-20

Maths Challenge winners from the first week back.

Maths Challenge Results


 

 

20-04-20

Dear Students,
We hope you are safe and well.  Welcome back to a new term with a very different feel.  You should have received your weekly planner and additional materials in the post over the last couple of days, if you have not received these or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best wishes and stay safe,

Mrs. Stubbs
Deputy Headteacher


 

 

Ramadan 2020

For our Muslim students, Ramadan 2020 will be a very different experience. The Muslim Council of Britain has shared some useful tips on their website. Our students will find the advice on Studying From Home particularly useful.


 

 


 

 

We recommend the following websites as particularly useful for online, remote learning:


 

 

Extra Online Home Learning Links
Further resources for each subject can be found on:


 

 

Online support for young people
www.Kooth.com  


 

 

Physical Exercise
As a result of our current closure, you will be missing the opportunity for some vital physical exercise. Therefore, for your PE lessons we would like you to complete a 20 minute HIIT session twice a week. 
Please see the links below and enjoy the workouts. There are many other workouts by the Bodycoach which you can do over Easter too; why not try his 7 days of sweat challenge?
Mr Errington

P.E. with Joe Streaming live every weekday morning while the schools are closed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7cpGxqspRU&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak9kw5zdyqA&feature=youtu.be

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Just to say........

Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable summer holiday from all the staff at AMSI.

Susan Service   Headteacher
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