Google for Education
June 2017 Newsletter

Dear all,

Welcome back - I hope you come back powered to perform over the remaining weeks of the GCSE exam season. As ever during this time, if there is any further support you need please talk to a member of staff and we will endeavour to do our best.

Further to my previous email (below) please note:

  • The timetable is now discontinued and replaced with specialist English, Maths and Science Revision.

  • This means that today you will all be in English unless you have a History exam this morning.

  • There is an option for a 'physical activity' break during period 3 today. The idea is to provide a break following the History exam and in the middle of 5 hours of English revision. Your choice at the end of breaktime is either:
    • To revise quietly in your English clasroom
    • Enter the Park Sports Centre via the changing rooms entrance (as for PE), sit in the main hall and listen to the options available from myself and Mr Kyberd.  Depending on the weather these options are likely to include either an extended walk or some indoor collaborative sports!
  • Please note you cannot change your mind during the session!

Have a good day and continue to work hard.

Mr Pearson


As promised please find below some of the key information from your assembly this morning.   

Exam Support

We have now reached the start of the main Summer exam season with the first exam, RE taking place on Monday.  During the 5 weeks of the exam season you will continue to receive the normal support from staff and in addition there will be:

  • Support from 7.30am for all morning exams in the relevant subject area

  • Specialist subject support from 11.15am – 1.00pm is timetabled for all afternoon exams followed by an early lunch

  • Extended core (English, Maths & Science) revision sessions built into your timetable

  • Core revision sessions replacing your normal timetable following the half term break

Full details of this information is shown on this poster that is displayed in your form room and around school.

Please also note:

  • Registration will be as at present except on days when you have an English or Maths exam in the morning - on these occasions you will complete your final revision in the JMC and Maths block respectively

  • The 'entry window' opens 10 minutes prior to the exam time on your individualised timetable.

  • Support continues to be available every day in Space2Talk at lunchtimes - just drop in.

  • A small number of students have ‘clashes’ with their exams e.g. Music and Business takes place at the same time on the 9th June.  These students will sit one exam, have a short isolated break prior to sitting the second exam.

  • It is your responsibility to arrange transport home when exams are due to finish after 3.00pm.

If you have any questions about any aspect of this timetabling please speak to your form tutor in the first instance.

Celebration Assembly:

The votes will be counted and verified next week for Mr Kyberd to then reveal the Class of 2017 award winners in your celebration assembly on Wednesday 21st June 1.00 - 3.00pm.

Please note the following:

  • On arrival please assemble with your tutor in your normal registration room.

  • Following a short time with your tutor Mr Kyberd will ask one form at a time to make their way to the main hall for the assembly

  • The assembly has a formal start and you are asked to wear uniform appropriately or risk not being allowed entrance

  • Shirt signing is a tradition at WPS but we ask that students wait until the end of the assembly - time will be provided!

  • Please also think ahead - many of you have exams beyond this date and will need at least one 'clean' shirt!

  • The assembly will finish in time to allow you to catch the normal school buses home

  • If you have ordered a hooded top it is hoped that these will be available for collection on this date


  • If you have loaned a Chromebook this academic year you will receive a letter regarding its return on the day of your final exam.

Mr Pearson