Dear Parents and Carers
I can’t believe we’ve only been back 4 days – they’ve certainly been busy!
Today we said goodbye to our senior pupils as they head off onto study leave in preparation for their national examinations. We wish them every success! Mr Ewing has a full update below.
We’ve been asked to remind all parents that all schools across Orkney will be open on 2 May but closed on 2 and 3 June due to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Today’s update contains 3 notices:
We hope you all have a relaxing weekend,
Miss Claire Meakin
Securing the Best Outcomes (Mr Ewing)
SQA Exam Update
Exam leave for S4/5 and s6 pupils will begin on Monday 25th April.
A small number of pupils who are sitting very few exams but will be returning to KGS next session will have arrangements put in place for them during part of study leave.
The Examination Exceptional Circumstances Consideration Service (EECCS) supports learners who are either:
There is no charge for this service.
If your child is not able to attend an exam, they should contact Mr Ewing email@example.com as soon as possible on the day of the exam
If on results day a pupil feels their result is lower than expected, they may be able to appeal that result.
Appeals can be prioritised if pupils have a conditional place at university or college. There is no charge for appeals.
Eligibility criteria for Appeals 2022 are in place to support fairness and to ensure that learners are accessing the service on an equitable basis. Therefore, the following criteria must be met:
The deadlines for submitting all other appeals are:
Support services for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher learners (sqa.org.uk)
The Exam timetable, study support and results day resources can be found here. Pupils were issued with personalised timetable in school earlier this week.
Exam timetable and learner apps - SQA
This year's results day is Tuesday 9th August. Pupils can sign up to get their results by text and details are in the Your Exams link below
Your Exams 2022 (sqa.org.uk)
There will be a series of immersion events during study leave across the school to support pupils in the days leading up to their exams. The immersion timetable has been sent to pupils and is also on the KGS website
Studying in school during exam leave
When a pupil has finished an exam they should leave school. S1 to S3 pupils are still working in classes so it is important that disruption is kept to a minimum.
Pupils are welcome to study in school but only if they follow these guidelines
Wear dress code
Sign and out of school only at the following times: start of the day, break and lunch time and at the end of the school day. This will be strictly enforced.
Be prepared to study and not to socialize
Pupils not studying will be asked to go home.
Promoting Positive Behaviour and Relationships (Mr Harvey and Mrs Watson)
As we enter the Summer Term it is great to see the vast majority of our pupils arriving to school on time, wearing the correct Dress Code and conducting themselves in a manner that makes everyone in the school community proud.
When a pupil comes to school without Dress Code then they are lent a Dress Code item from the Office. This is signed for and should be returned at the end of the day. Unfortunately, a number of lent Dress Code items have not been returned. Could we ask that parents/carers check with their children and make sure that if a Dress Code item has been lent to them it has been returned.
As we say farewell to our 2022 leavers, families may now be wondering what to do with KGS Dress Code items. If you would like to donate items to help replenish our stock of spare Dress Code then please hand them into to the main reception.
Securing the Highest Level of Universal Support (Ms Devlin)