Parents’ Evening

Parents’ Evening a chance to meet your childs teachers and get an upto date report on how they are doing

The challenges of organising Parents’ Evening

With school now in full swing, routines are established, children are settled in their new classes – and so the next big milestone is Parents’ Evening and organising it successfully is no mean f

Design Technology contribution and allergy form

Voluntary Contribution and Food Allergy return for Design Technology and Food subjects

How to Help With Homework

How to Help With Homework You may have hoped to completely pass the homework responsibility over to your ever-independent teen when they started their Nationals or Highers. However, after all these ye

Unit ONE in a Day Higher

Unit in a Day - An Intensive Revision course for Higher Students ► Overview ► Location / Price ► Timetable ► Book / Enrol ► Feedback from Students Many studen

Year 11 Trial Exam timetable November 2018

Download Here Y11 Trial Exam Timetable 12 – 23 November 2018 Please remember that all student lists will be displayed outside the Sports Hall before each exam.  It is YOUR responsibility to check w

Budget 2018 – What you need to know

This week, the chancellor delivered his 2018 Budget in which he announced an extra £400 million capital funding for schools this year, effective immediately. This money will amount to a pay out of

What to Expect from an Exam Year

What to Expect from an Exam Year Suddenly, you have a child old enough to sit their National 5 exams or Highers! Where did that time go? What happens now? You may well remember sitting exams yourself,

Expired: Free dress day Friday 19th October-Independence for Amelia

Free dress day Friday 19th October-Independence for Amelia Perins Aqua house chosen charity this year is one which is very close to our hearts. It is not a charity as such, more a personal support cam

Stopping stress before it starts.

Back to School Doesn’t Have to mean back to stress. The start of the school year is a distant memory and already you’re seeing the negative signs. They’re snappy, not eating, or eating too much,

Attendance Autumn Term 2018

You may be aware that our procedures with regards to attendance are monitored externally and we have adopted similar ‘good practice’ to many other schools. If we have not heard from you to tell us

Making the Most of Parents’ Evening (Exam Years) – Scholar Tutoring Agency

Making the Most of Parents’ Evening (Exam Years) Parents’ Evening can be quite a daunting prospect. What will teachers have to say about your child?  Will teachers think you’re supportive enoug

Prelim Early Bird Discount Ending 14th October

Our early bird discount will be coming to an end on Sunday, for our Prelim Revision Courses this will be your last chance to join our National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher courses at the lowest price

Activate Learning – Further and Higher Education Colleges | Activate Learning

Discover Activate Learning, a forward-thinking further and higher education group, operating across colleges, schools, apprenticeships and training. We offer full-time and part-time further and higher

Year 11 Exam Revision Support 2018-19

Download here n.b. The first named subject in each box is the priority for students on that day where there is a clash. Sessions run from 3.30 onwards and last approximately 1 hour. Week A Week B Mond


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Information for parents and guardians

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Expired: English Literature set exam texts and revision guides

During their GCSE Literature examination, students are no longer entitled to use an ‘open text’.   In preparation for the exam, it is useful for them to annotate a copy of the exam text.  We ar

Unit ONE in a Day National 5

Unit in a Day - An Intensive Revision course for National 5 Students ► Overview ► Location / Price ► Timetable ► Book / Enrol ► Feedback from Students Each U


Tutor times have been shortened by 10 minutes since last year but this is still a 50% increase from 2 years ago. Feedback from students, staff and parents was that the time allowed last year would be

Teaching and Learning update October 2018

The key purpose of a school is to provide the students with a quality educational experience that will ensure they have the optimal chances for success in external examinations. In addition, we feel t

Why are Prelims Important?

Why are Prelims Important? Prelims have a very important purpose. They’re there to make sure your child is on track with their subjects. Prelims are an excellent indicator of where your teen is at,

Casterton College switch to +Pay and are thrilled with the results!

Casterton College in Rutland is in the top 100 schools of the UK. With a growing student population, the academy places great emphasis on not only academic achievement but the care and support of ev

Rewards and Sanctions 2018-19

The new academic year has seen a focus on staff awarding pupils positive ‘Pride in Perins’  (PiP) stamps’ in lessons as well as around the school site. The intentions are to make sure all those

Work Experience/ Careers 2019-20

We are investigating the possibility of reintroducing work experience. The work experience would be offer to a Year 10 cohort during VITA week. The introduction and set up of such a project will mean

Reporting sexual violence or abuse

Last updated: 09:43, Tue 2 Oct 2018 by Annunziata Videtta Compare with previous version

Top tips for parental engagement success!

It's the start of a new school year, meaning there's a lot of information to send out and share with parents. How you decide you will be communicating with the pupil’s families is a matter of pref

Support for survivors of sexual violence or abuse

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Homepage contents

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Unsure of where to go?

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Getting it right from the start

Parenting expert, author and TV presenter, Sue Atkins, has 22 years experience in the teaching profession making her an expert on all things parental engagement! In this blog, Sue discusses the imp

Parental engagement – a strategy for success

We talk about the importance of parental engagement a lot. The term has become a ‘buzzword’ in our offices and in schools across the country. When ParentMail first came into being over 15 years

Parents using 'dubious tactics' to beat school admissions criteria

Survey finds wealthy UK families renting or buying second homes to secure places Share your experiences Wealthy parents are renting and even buying second homes in the catchment areas of highly sou

Warwick Community Respect Programme

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Fitness to Attend protocol

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What’s up with WhatsApp?

Last month a Mumsnet thread hit the headlines when a post referring to the different types of mum found in ‘every’ school WhatsApp group struck a chord with parents across the country. Ranging fr

The EdTech revolution happening outside of the classroom

Last month Education Secretary, Damien Hinds, challenged the tech industry to launch an edtech revolution for schools, colleges and universities across the UK. EdTech has an increasingly valuable p

Independent Sexual Violence Adviser

Last updated: 15:11, Mon 13 Aug 2018 by Charlotte Lewis Compare with previous version

Support pathway for responding to disclosures of sexual violence

Last updated: 14:44, Mon 13 Aug 2018 by Charlotte Lewis Compare with previous version

Forms, forms and more forms…

With September upon us, schools are now busy collecting and managing all new starter data - from students, to staff, to parents! With paper-based communications, the cost of print, paper and sometim

Parents rebuke Ofsted for failing to inspect St Olave's pupil welfare

Families say inspectors did not intervene over grammar school’s sixth-form exclusions despite multiple complaints Parents of sixth-form pupils still suffering mental distress after being illegally

Introducing our innovated Android App

We are delighted to announce our new and improved Android App! Experience tells us that when parents are happy with their ParentMail experience, Primary and Secondary schools, and MATS, receive a gr

Slow Writers and Hard-to-Read Handwriting: Tips for your Teen

Slow Writers and Hard-to-Read Handwriting: Tips for your Teen When it comes to written subjects, a couple of common concerns might seem tricky to change. One is watching your child write slowly and yo

My child has fallen behind: can they catch up?

My child has fallen behind: can they catch up? For whatever reason, a teen may fall behind when it comes to revision. As a parent, you might be left wondering whether you should step in and help- and

Crunch Time: Revision After Easter

Crunch Time: Revision After Easter Now the Easter holiday has passed, the exams are around the corner it’s crunch time for your child, as they spend their last few weeks- maybe even days- getting re

When schools can’t afford toilet rolls let alone teachers, we must fight | Julie Ferry

With funding cuts hitting hard, I understand the begging letters from schools. But the answer for parents has to be: reach for our placards, not our walletsOn Saturday I attended my first protest marc

Grammar school is blighting my much better comprehensive

A headteacher writes: Even our higher ability children get better grades, yet parents insist on bussing their children 12 miles to the grammar. What is a comprehensive to do?In a land of comprehensiv

MPs should note local opinion on grammar schools | Letters

Theresa May’s prejudice-based proposal to expand selective schools throughout England will probably fail in parliament. But it is worth recalling that in 1970, when I was an education correspondent

The student experience — then and now

Has university life changed beyond recognition for a new generation of undergraduates or is it the same as it ever was? Five parents compare their own experiences with their children’s Long gone bu

The plus points of work placements

Courses with a placement year offer valuable experience and a better chance of getting full-time work following graduation. No wonder they are proving popular You’re two-thirds of the way through y

Can a relationship survive when university calls?

Students in relationships heading off to different universities may find it hard to strike an easy balance between studying and seeing their partner Life’s big decisions don’t always come easy. A

Applications welcome from disabled and special needs students

All are judged on academic merit, and universities have a duty to meet their needs, so disabled or special needs applicants should not be discouraged Students with disabilities or special educational

Ways to stretch a student budget

Living on a tight budget can be tricky, but with student union advisers on hand to help and hardship funds to tide you over, most financial hiccups can be avoided Budget blues can affect the best-pre

How much will university cost?

Putting a child through university is expensive, which is why it makes sense to know all the costs involved, the funding available and the money-saving deals University is a large, long-term investme

Dealing with empty nest syndrome

It’s a difficult adjustment for most parents once their children have left home. Here we offer advice on how to cope with the feeling of loss You’ve looked after them for 18 years through the goo

Choosing student accommodation

First-year students face a choice of where to live: the parental home, a hall of residence or a privately rented flat. We consider the pros and cons The bright lights of London may seem appealing, bu

Leaving home and starting university

Moving away from home and living and studying independently can be a big step for young people – and their parents. Here we offer some guidance on adapting to university life Almost half a million

Making best use of university open days

A visit is essential for you to scope out the campus and meet current students, so you can base your decision on more than just the university’s prospectus Open days are your chance to get behind t

Parents want Ofsted to inspect schools more frequently, survey finds

70% of parents believe assessments should take place every one to two years regardless of a school’s inspection grade The majority of parents feel schools should be inspected by Ofsted more frequen

Secret Teacher: I can't help but judge on parents' evening

Meeting students’ families offers a fascinating glimpse into their home lives – and helps me understand their behaviour in class The long hours crammed behind a desk. The hand-shaking. The attemp

Five of the best apps that help teachers communicate with parents

From instant messages home to performance data at the touch of a button – here are the best digital tools for getting parents engaged in learning Parental engagement: tips, tricks and how to make i

Thousands miss first secondary school choice as demand rises across UK cities

Camerons among families awaiting offer as figures show intense competition for school places in urban areas Tens of thousands of children have missed out on their first choice of secondary school thi

Camerons among 555,000 families awaiting secondary school offer

Increasing competition may leave many disappointed as parents, including the prime minister, await emails about whether their child achieves place of choice More than half a million children, includi


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