(Update 11.01.21) Teaching and Learning update. National lockdown & closure of schools. New: Changes to summer exams
11 January 2021
11 January 2021
Virtual open evening information is now available for Year 6 and Year 11. Click here for more information
Please see the letter from Mr Moore regarding Covid-19 testing at schools
You may be aware from the national news that all schools have been awarded additional funding to support students in preparation for their final examinations. We have decided to allocate some of this funding to run a long-term support programme for our current Year 11 students. This year we are offering after school support sessions for the majority of their GCSE examination subjects.
Year 11 can book lessons in moodle by clicking on this Link. These go live at 5pm on 3rd December for courses leading up to Christmas. After Christmas they will be available 2 weeks before the course. All bookings will close a day before the session is due to take place.
Dear parents/carers of year 10 students.
We are aware that your child will have missed their DTP and MENCAWY vaccinations in year 9 due to the closure of the school. Mrs D Stewart has been in contact with the school's immunisation team who have confirmed that you child will be offered these vaccinations in Spring 2021.
Dear parent / carer,
We have been promised an update from the Department for Education on what the new national restrictions will mean for schools. Although these regulations come into force on Thursday 5 November we have still not received the updated guidance – but we have been informed that the guidance will cover the latest advice for clinically extremely vulnerable children, young people and staff, and advice on the use of face coverings in education settings.
Our expectation is that the advice on face coverings will mirror that currently applicable to education settings in Tier 2 areas so we have made the decision to proceed on that basis from Monday 9th November.
Obviously if the guidance, when we eventually receive it, instructs us to do something different from this we will let you know immediately.
FROM MONDAY 9th NOVEMBER
Some individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings. This applies to those who:
Access to face coverings
The Department for Education says that it is reasonable to assume that young people will now have access to face coverings due to their increasing use in wider society, and Public Health England has made available resources on how to make a simple face covering.
Thank you for your interest in Rainham Mark – we are very sorry we cannot meet you in person this year and take you around our site. We are incredibly proud of what we do in our 6th form: the high academic aspirations we set; the moulding of well-rounded individuals; the outstanding pastoral care we provide. Although the following clips can never really be a substitute for the real thing, we do hope they give you a good understanding of what we, as a school, are all about.
In this presentation, the Head of 6th Form, Mr McDowell, discusses the ethos of the 6th Form at RMGS, your options and how to apply.
Listen to our head students, Freya and James, briefly discuss life in the 6th form at RMGS.
Welcome to RMGS: a short video from the Headteacher and key staff welcoming you to the school and explaining its ethos and aims.
A Student’s Guide to RMGS: follow our prefects on an informal tour of the school.
The 2021/22 application form can be found here.
Click here for our entry requirements at a glance.
Heads of Subjects that are not traditionally taught at GCSE have been invited to briefly discuss their subject. More information can be found here.
If you need to discuss your post 16 options in more detail please email Miss Jobbins the School Careers Advisor to email@example.com.
A letter from Mr Moore is attached plus a video version here.
A very warm welcome to you and your child to Rainham Mark Grammar School
In an effort to help RMGS students develop effective independent learning skills from home, this document was created to support students in regulating their own learning and develop awareness of how to motivate themselves from home. This guide, based on research and advice from both educationalists and educational psychologists, offers useful suggestions and tips for both students and parents/guardians.
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