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GCSE results 2020: A guide for parents

Year 11 Students Only  –Awarding Grades

We hope that you and your families are keeping well. We have just received information on how your grades are going to be awarded and wanted to share with you what we now know.

In short, Ofqual are asking each school to submit fair and objective predicted grades for each student in each course, and also to rank order, from highest to lowest, the performance of all students at the school within each subject.

For full details please see the letters below from the headteacher and from Ofqual.

Headteacher Letter

Information from Ofqual

Update 03/04/2020: How to claim free school meal voucher

The government has recently announced that every child eligible for benefits-related free school meals who is not attending school will be eligible to receive a food voucher.

If your child is eligible for free school meals you can now access an online portal from today using the email link sent to you  by the Academy. This has been set up in partnership with the Department for Education and Edenred UK for you to quickly and easily access the food vouchers. You will not be asked to pay for these vouchers, as costs will be met centrally .

Each voucher will be issued weekly with the first voucher available today Friday 3rd April. No vouchers will be issued during the Easter holidays, but will resume again week commencing  Monday 20th April.

Please note that vouchers may take up to 48 hours to arrive in your email account.

If you have still not received your voucher by this time:

Firstly, check your junk mail. If it still hasn’t arrived, please contact the academy on this email address to ensure that we have your correct email address.

If necessary, the school administrator can cancel the previously sent eCode and resend to your correct email.

Parents can find more information about claiming their voucher via the following link:

Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online and at home

The DFE  and RMBC have updated  information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online and at home. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.

Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings:

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Wingfield Academy Home Learning

Wingfield Academy is committed to supporting the young people of key workers and those students working from home. Students will continue their education via Home Learning.

Please select below for details.

Dear Parents and Carers

There has been much confusion on social media regarding whether schools are open and to whom. The academy is only open as an emergency provision for the children of key workers where there is no safe alternative other than to send their child to school.

By closing schools the government is aiming to slow the transmission of the virus. We can only do this if we keep the numbers of staff and students in school to a minimum. Please see the diagram below which should inform your decision.


Vacancy: Year Team Leader- Permanent (term time only and all INSET days)

Year Team Leader

  • Band/Grade Band F – G (£21,589 – £26,999 pro-rata)
  • Required as soon as possible
  • Contract: Permanent, Full time, term time only and all INSET Day
  • Subject to a six month probationary period
  • Closing Date: 12noon Monday 16th March 2020
  • Interview Date: TBC

Are you someone who is dynamic and innovative, who can lead a Year Team to outstanding in two years and make a significant contribution to whole school improvement?

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated and hard-working professional as a Year
Team Leader. You will be given responsibility for leading and managing a year group in our popular and highly regarded Academy.

Can you demonstrate:-

  • Energy, enthusiasm and vision?
  • A commitment to raising standards and attainment? A willingness to take risks and support innovation?
  • A commitment to sharing good practice?
  • The ability to make inclusion a reality for all students?
  • A willingness to go the extra mile for students, staff and parents?

As a YTL your main tasks will include:

  • Developing a year group culture and ethos of high standards and expectations
  • Monitoring pupil progress and taking appropriate action to maximise full potential
  •  Challenging under achieving students
  •  Supporting tutors, teachers, students and parents
  • Responsibility for leading positive behaviour of students and challenging attendance issues
  •  Liaising with colleagues and external agencies.

You will need to be a good communicator who is committed to ensuring students well being and achievement, with good interpersonal skills and an attention to detail. The ability to motivate our most challenging students is essential.

Wingfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. The post will require a DBS Disclosure check and references will be taken up prior
to interview.

Informal discussions about the role and a visit to the Academy are warmly welcomed. Please contact the Headteacher’s PA; Amanda Cook on 01709 513002 to make an appointment.

Application forms and further information are available on the website

A link to full job description, person specification and application form can be found below.

More information

Home Learning

Home Learning
Student Expectations

Firstly, we would like to say well done to all our students for engaging with their home learning packs and Google Classroom, demonstrating high levels of resilience and responsibility in such uncertain times. We are very proud of you all.

Secondly, we are aware that some students are having trouble opening certain attachments on Google classroom and submitting their completed work. We are working hard to update all resources and put them into a Google friendly format but this will take a bit of time. Please don’t worry if you are struggling to submit work, the priority is doing the work and continuing with your learning. As time progresses we will have worked out all the issues and you should be able to submit work easily and get feedback from your teachers.

In order to try and ensure that your work is not lost, please save your work at regular intervals, to minimise any loss.

Thirdly, there has been some confusion over the work you should be completing. In order to ensure all students are clear of the expectations, please follow the information below:

  • Y7 – Y10: For the remainder of this half term (until Friday 3rd April) you should complete your paper based learning packs
  • Y11 – Google classroom learning activities – here your teacher can set class assignments, tasks, discussion topics, quizzes and lessons for you to work through

There is no expectation that work will be undertaken during the Easter holidays. This is a time to rest, recuperate and enjoy time with your family.

Post Easter, all year groups will be set work via Google classroom. So please ensure that you have logged onto each of your classes. If you are unsure of your class codes, please email your teacher directly.

  • Google Classroom is where your class teachers will upload your learning tasks, lesson resources, assignments and class assessments.

Please click the Google Classroom icon to access the google classroom 

  • You must access your Google Classroom as you would your normal timetable, ensuring that you follow the timings set by your class teachers
  • It is important that you are completing the learning tasks set prior to starting and submitting any assessed piece of work.
  • You will be expected to complete the weekly assessment, set by your class teachers, and submit these via google classroom prior to starting the next week’s work.
  • You will receive teacher feedback on any assessments submitted which you can then improve.

Finally, we are very proud of you all, thank you for supporting your teacher by completing the work you are being assigned. Please stay safe and look after one another by following the social distancing guidelines, and remaining at home during this difficult time.

Thank you for supporting your young person with their home learning, we know that this is not easy. Here are a few suggestions of how you can continue to support your young person with home learning and revision. 

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Useful Links

How to Access Google Classroom

Parent Guide to Google Classroom

Parent Remote Learning

Rotherham SEND- List of Home Activities 

Usefull Websites

How many will complete the 100 activity challenge?

Rotherham Creative have set you a challenge. 100 fun, creative things to do in and around your home to keep you and your family entertained. If you’re looking for activities to keep the family active this Easter have a go at completing the challenge.

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Whats on TV with GeogBox and Litflix

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Useful Videos


How to access Google Classroom

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How to reset your Google Classroom Password

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Complete an Assignment on a mobile device

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Culture in Quarantine 

We’re thrilled to announce that you’ll be able to watch six of BBC’s past Shakespeare productions on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer as part of Culture in Quarantine.

You’ll be able to watch past productions of:

Romeo and Juliet (2018), Othello (2015), Much Ado About Nothing (2014), Hamlet (2016), Macbeth (2018) and The Merchant of Venice (2015).

Alongside these productions, their Education team are creating activities to support students as they watch the plays at home. This will be through the Shakespeare Learning Zone and  actors are available online to help students with their work