Daily Student Attendance Register
All pupils in Islington are warmly invited to take part in contributing artwork to our new Inter Faith calendar this year. Please see the slideshow for the competition instructions.
The theme is “One Planet, Many Faiths” and the deadline is 15th February 2021.
We look forward to seeing your work
AMSI Art Department
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.
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.
This week’s champions for the Friday School Quiz are:
Y8: Tied between Amber and Harrison
Well done to all that entered.
Positive moments in lockdown by Islington Mental Health Support team (Whittington Health NHS Trust)
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
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.
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
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
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.
Mrs. J. Stubbs
Deputy Headteacher – Outcomes and Teacher Standards
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,
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 videos below and enjoy the workouts.