WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 28 January 2022

Biometric Consent – Students in Years 9, 10 and 11

A reminder that the parental consent forms allowing us to collect biometric data for pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11, should be returned to school by Monday 31 January please. A copy of the letter and form can be found here.

Online Maths platform

After a successful launch of the online Maths tutor platform with our Year 11s, we are now inviting all students to sign up and create an account. If you’re thinking of getting a tutor for your child to help plug the gaps, build confidence or build on the progress your child is making, then please do take a look, and encourage your child to sign up for an account.

The attached document has more detail. If you have any further questions please contact Mr Bruce.

A message from North Yorkshire Police

All schools across the City of York have been asked to share the message below and ask you to speak to your child about it. Whilst two hotspot locations are mentioned, it is believed that young people are travelling from other areas of the city so this may be relevant even if you do not live in these areas.

Dear parents and carers
North Yorkshire Police Teams are experiencing a significant increase in calls for service regarding Youth Anti-Social Behaviour across the city. Current hotspots include the Foxwood and Haxby areas of the city.This anti-social behaviour includes criminal damage, littering, substance misuse, trespassing, knock-a-door-run and some noise complaints from residents.

North Yorkshire Police want to support our youth population but also need to work with the community to increase community cohesion and reduce incidents in the city. Please consider where your child is socialising and what they are doing when out in the community. Even if you do not live in a hotspot area, please check where your child is travelling to when they are out and about.

North Yorkshire Police and partner agencies are working to improve ASB across the city and hope you will join us in this.

Kind regards,

Inspector Nicholas Plumb

#WakeUpWednesday – A Parent guide to YouTube

This week’s guide from National Online Safety will, we are sure, be a vital read for many of our parents and carers. YouTube is immensely popular amongst our student population and young people in general. This handy guide will explain some of the concerns to look out for, as well as providing practical tips to support you in managing your child’s YouTube experience.