Information for Parents

Thank you for visiting the section of our website for Parents. In this section you'll find helpful information about St. Julie's and how you can best assist your child in their learning.

If you have any questions about any of the information contained in this section and no specific contact is given then please feel free to contact the school administration office.

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Oct 8, 2018

UCAS

Year 13 university applicants are currently completing their UCAS applications for September 2019. Supporting your son / daughter with their application can be a daunting process, so here's a handy guide for parents from UCAS. There are a number of short, informative videos on the site as well which explain the process in more detail and you can sign up for their regular newsletter. Please remember that Oxbridge applicants and those studying some Law courses, Medicine, Veterinary and Dentistry courses must have sent off their application by 15th October. Check out www.ucas.com for further help and guidance.

 

CEIAG

In order to support KS5 students with their next steps, all Sixth Form students will attend a short presentation on Tuesday  9th October about the different types of Apprenticeships available. This will be followed up on 10th October by a more in depth presentation about the different levels of apprenticeships. Balfour Beatty will also be in attendance to speak to the students about careers in the construction industry.

 

UNIVERSITY AND APPRENTICESHIPS FAYRE

On Tuesday 9th October all Year 13 students will be visiting the University and Apprenticeships Fayre at Anfield stadium. The event will be an opportunity for students to speak to delegates, learn about university or apprenticeship life and attend seminars ranging from Russell Group to Student Finance. The visit is another opportunity for students to consider a range of future pathways and begin carving their own plan for the future. Information about applying for apprenticeships can be found here.

 

MENTAL HEALTH

Following on from a successful sexual health, relationships and mental health afternoon delivered by Brook Advisory in July, we will continue to offer support to students. Here is a useful guide to support parents. Other useful websites are https://youngminds.org.uk/ and http://teenmentalhealth.org/.

Sep 21, 2018
Please see the document attachment for a letter circulated by Mrs McCourt about target information. Download Attachment
Sep 14, 2018
Please see the document attachment for a letter circulated by Mrs McCourt to parents of students in Year 8 about the forthcoming options process. Download Attachment
Jul 5, 2018
Please click here to see a whole school newsletter circulated to parents this week.
Jun 6, 2018

Please see the text below for a letter from Mrs McCourt to parents of students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 12 about end of year exams.

 

Wednesday 6 June 2018

 

 

Dear Parent/Carer

 

RE: End of Year Examinations 2017/18 – reminder letter

I am writing to remind you and your daughter about the forthcoming end of year assessments. A letter was posted home to parents in April to confirm the dates and procedures.

 

It is essentialthat all students adhere to the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) guidelines. This includes the materials which can or cannot be taken into an exam room, as well as key information regarding the use of electronic devices. It is essential that your daughter hands in her mobile phone or any other electronic devices to the Exams Team prior to each exam.

 

The procedures and processes for examinations must remain fair and accurate during any examination, which take place both in school and nationally. Our robust procedures ensure we remain a verified examination centre each year.

 

End of year examinations will be scheduled as follows:

  • Year 7, 8 and 9 GLS Assessment Tests (English, Maths and Science) - week commencing 18 June (in the sports hall)
  • Year 7 and 8 in-class assessments for all other subjects – week commencing 18 June
  • Year 12 end of year tests – week commencing 18 June, in the sports hall
  • Year 9 in class assessments for all other subjects – week commencing 25 June 2018

 

Students will complete a combination of in-class assessments and GLS Assessment Progress Tests (English, Mathematics and Science only). The outcome from the assessments will support curriculum planning, schemes of work and adjustments to learning teaching for the new academic year 2018/19.

 

A small group of students in Year 7 will complete additional assessments in English and Mathematics as part of the Secondary Schools’ Assessment Project (Assessment sessions 11 and 12). This project work supports standardisation and moderation across the curriculum and externally verifies the assessments completed in school.

 

Session

Date

Time

Year group

Test

Number of students

1

Tuesday 19 June

9.00- 10.10am

7

English

180

2

Tuesday 19 June

11.00-12.10pm

8

English

193

4

Wednesday 20 June

9.00- 10.10am

7

Maths

180

5

Wednesday 20 June

11.00-12.10pm

8

Maths

193

7

Wednesday 20 June

12.40-1.40pm

7

Science

180

8

Thursday 21 June

9.00-10.10am

9

English

180

9

Thursday 21 June

11.00-12.10pm

9

Maths

180

10

Thursday 21 June

1.30-2.40pm

9

Science

180

11

Friday 22 June

9.00-10.45am

7

English

45

12

Friday 22 June

11.00-12.00pm

7

Maths

45

 

Students must report to the block B-C link (Teacher Talk area), 15 minutes prior to the start of the test and line up alphabetically in their form group order. At this point, students will be directed to the sports hall in silence, ready to be seated.

Tests are tailored towards the Programmes of Study to check if students are making age-related progress. It will also inform moderation and standardisation procedures across the school as well as compliment the Secondary Schools’ Assessment Project. Results will also inform the curriculum map and support any amendments/adaptations to schemes of work.

All papers will be marked externally and a report returned to school within 15 working days.

End of year examinations will ensure that students experience formal end of year exams in the lead up to future public examinations and will support them in the rigour and formalities of the process. End of year exams will also provide an accurate assessment method to monitor and track students’ progress throughout the year.

If you have any further questions regarding end of year exams, please do not hesitate to contact school. Thank you for your continued support of your daughter’s education and we wish her the very best of luck in her forthcoming examinations.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

Mrs K McCourt

Deputy Head teacher for KS3/4                    kmccourt@stjulies.org.uk

 

Mrs Rooney     Head of Lower School                         krooney@stjulies.org.uk

Mrs Jones        Sixth Form Progress Leader     ajones@stjulies.org.uk

Jun 4, 2018

Please see the document attachment for a letter circulated by Mrs McCourt to parents of students in Year 10, the content of which is given below.

Dear Parent/Carer,
Re: Humanutopia event
We have invited an organisation called Humanutopia to St. Julie’s Catholic High School to work with year 10 students on Tuesday 3 July. Your daughter will be asked to participate in this very exciting and innovative event.
The first phase of the project is called ‘Who Am I?’ and is a day-long experience, which deals with important teenage issues around personal awareness, peer pressure and conformity. It will also encourage the students to reflect on their life chances, encouraging them to have high hopes and aspirations for their future. The day has been designed to help young people discover a more authentic side to who they are.
The experience is designed to empower young people to develop critical life skills and take motivation and ownership of their education. We are certain that this will be a positive and memorable experience for your daughter and feel it is a perfect complement to her academic studies.
For further information on Humanutopia – please go to their website at www.humanutopia.com.
Yours sincerely
Deputy Headteacher KS3/4

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Apr 26, 2018
Please see the document attachment for a letter circulated by Mrs McCourt to parents of students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 about end of year exams. Download Attachment
Apr 25, 2018
Please see the document attachment for a letter circulated by Mrs McCourt on the 24th April concerning exams for Year 11 students. Download Attachment
Feb 26, 2018
The document attachment contains a letter from Mrs McCourt and some important information relating to forthcoming mock examinations. Download Attachment
Feb 26, 2018
The document attachment contains a letter from Mrs McCourt and some important supporting information for candidates sitting exams in the Summer 2018 Season. Download Attachment
Feb 26, 2018
The document attachment contains a letter from Mrs McCourt and some important supporting information for candidates sitting exams in the Summer 2018 Season. Download Attachment
Feb 18, 2018
Please see the document attachment for a letter circulated by the Head of Lower School about a forthcoming options information evening on 7th March. Download Attachment
Feb 5, 2018
Please see the document attachment for a letter from the Headteacher to all parents. Download Attachment
Dec 7, 2017
Please see the document attachment for important information for candidates who sat external examinations in the Summer season of 2017. Download Attachment
Nov 3, 2017

Please see the document attachment for a letter recently circulated by Mrs McCourt about mock examinations in January.

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Oct 18, 2017
The latest edition of Numeracy News is available here.
May 4, 2017
A copy of a letter from HMI Jonathan Jones following an Ofsted monitoring inspection visit on 23rd March can be viewed in the document attachment. Download Attachment
Feb 28, 2017

Please see the downloadable attachment for a letter circulated today by Mrs McCourt about the forthcoming Summer Examination Series for 2017 applicable to students in Years 11 and 13.

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Jan 27, 2017

Please see the document attachment for an important letter from the Headteacher for all parents, circulated on 27th January 2017.

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Jan 24, 2017

Please see the document attachment for an important letter regarding absence reporting procedures and attendance protocols.

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Sep 16, 2016

Much Woolton Primary School are holding an open day on Thursday 20th October 2016 at 2-3pm and again at 5:30-6:30pm. All children and parents interested in joining the school are warmly welcome to attend.

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Aug 28, 2014
Please see the following letter to parents from Mr Alderman concerning exam results, return to school in September and a consultation meeting that parents may wish to attend.
Jul 4, 2014
Please see below a letter circulated to all parents regarding industrial action to be carried out on Thursday, 10th July 2014. Download Attachment
May 9, 2014
Please see below a letter circulated to all parents regarding the proposal to relocate St. Julie's to Menlove Avenue/Beaconsfield Road. Download Attachment