We’re really impressed by all the entries so far for our special ‘At Home’ edition of our annual summer term talent show, Marden’s Got Talent! In fact, so many of you have asked for an extra few days to perfect your Marden’s Got Talent auditions that we’ve decided to extend the deadline to next Friday (12 June 2020).
Please send your video submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 3pm next Friday. All talents from Year 7 – Year 11 welcome!
Thank you to all of the brilliant entries that we have already received. If you have any questions please email Miss Laing or Mrs Cathcart. In the meantime, here’s a little surprise for everyone that our staff have put together. Enjoy!
If you are interested in joining the Cadets or are thinking about a career in the Merchant Navy take a look at the links below.
Marine School Pre Cadet Guide
Virtual Maritime Careers Day
I would like to thank you for your continued support in this period of uncertainty. We are currently also taking school orders via email as normal. email@example.com
After yesterday’s government update, I am pleased to say that we will be offering the following options to parents this summer.
As of tomorrow, we will be changing our website with the following information.
- Free delivery on all orders placed until the 1st July.
- After that, parents will either pay for delivery to home or use our “Click and Collect” option (starting date to be decided), They will not be able to order with “Delivery to School” as an option.
- I have a supply of paper tape measures for new starters (existing student should know the sizing etc….), please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number you require and we will get them to you as soon as possible.
- We have put measuring videos on our website, which parents can use to purchase the correct size, using measurements they have taken at home.
- We currently offer a free returns system, where parents use our website to return items, parents must then make a new order for the correct size (i.e. this is not an exchange service, as garments must be safely stored (Covid-19) before going back into stock)
- We are also offering a “Click and collect” option in the future from our Benton shop only (date and times to be decided), but plan to stop this mid-August, so we don’t have the final rush of the summer with long queue’s (that we feel will be unsafe).
We will continue to follow the guidance and decide if/when our shops can re-open and what other changes can be safely made.
I would like to confirm that all our plans are working to time.
Our manufacturers have not missed any delivery dates as yet, so we will have a full stock available all summer and don’t foresee any shortfalls in supply for going back to School in September.
Please can you inform all parents of our proposals and express the need to order early (especially this year) so we can deliver all the correct uniform, with plenty of time available for exchanges.
Thanks for all of your help.
Glen from Emblematic
We are very proud of the way our staff and our students – and their
families – have adapted to home learning. It is a very different way of
working to normal school lessons and students have had to learn to be very
resilient and resourceful in a short space of time.
Feedback from all those involved in the process of home learning has been
positive but not without challenge. For this reason we have evaluated and
reviewed the Marden approach and decided to pare back the number of
subjects per day to two. This will make learning simpler for students and
alleviate some of the feelings of being overwhelmed by multiple subjects to
complete every day. Emails with instructions and resources will still be
sent out by teachers in the morning.
At key stage 3, each subject will have one slot every two weeks, except the
core subjects which will have 3. In Year 10 option subjects will have 2
sessions over a two week cycle and the core will have 4. Each session will
be between 1.5 and 2 hours of learning. The only exceptions to this will
be Personal Development and Physical Education which will focus on mental
health and wellbeing with suggested activities to complete at any time.
These can be found in the daily form time slides.
To give students a chance to catch up on any subjects that may be taking a
little longer, there will be one free slot per week for catch-up or
extension work in any subject.
Students will still be receiving support and feedback from teachers, form
tutors and heads of year and, as we all become more familiar with the range
of technology available to us, we are beginning to make effective use of
Google Classroom, screencasts, demonstration videos and other online
resources to ensure that students have the most accessible and engaging
learning experience possible.
Full details of the revised timetable and daily form time activities can be
found below and will also be shared with pupils.
If students are unable to work online, and if year heads have been
informed, a paper pack of work will be sent out over half term. This will
contain similar activities to the online work being set.
Revised Timetables for Home Learning – effective from 01_06_20