Year 11 and 13 Results Distribution
Dear Parents/ Carers
I hope you and your families are all well during the terrible time of this pandemic. Firstly, I would like to offer my sincere regret and sympathy for the detrimental effect it has had on, as well as so many aspects of our lives, the education of your children. It is tragic that their time at The Manor Academy has had to end in such a disappointing way, and they have had to miss out on many of the traditional “rites of passage”.
As I am sure you are aware the students will receive examination results based on teacher assessment, moderated by Ofqual, the government’s regulatory body for examination boards. Unfortunately, however, I am bound to inform you that this year students will receive their results via an e mail from the school, and the normal facility of students coming into school to receive their results cannot be offered. This decision is one which has been taken across the MAT, and by many schools across the country, as it was felt that students coming into school, in an unregulated way, is too dangerous with regard to the potential spread of Covid 19.
I am fully aware that this decision will be disappointing to you and your children, not least as it represents yet another celebratory event which Years 11 and 13 will miss out on. However, as is always the case, the safety of the children in our care will always be my main priority.
On a practical level, it is therefore important that your child maintains their school e mail address so that they can be contacted on results day, with their examination results. Year 13 students, who have applied to university, will usually hear from the institution they have selected as their first choice on the morning of results day, as part of the normal process.
I am also pleased to inform you that we will be offering the facility of consultation with staff via an on line booking system on the day. This will enable your child to be able to discuss with their tutor, subject staff or Head of Year about the implications of their results, their next steps and hopefully to share some congratulations!
Finally, I would like to express, again, my sincere regret that things have had to be arranged this way in the wake of the Corona virus pandemic. At The Manor Academy we pride ourselves in the level of support we offer to all of the students in our care, and the results day celebrations and discussions are usually the culmination of the hard work put in over the years by your children and our staff. I would like to emphasise that we will do everything in our power to support your children in, as close as possible to, the usual way on results day, and hopefully we will see the end of this awful time in the not too distant future.