Recent Letters

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Ski Trip Refund

We have been informed by Finance that the Ski Trip refunds have now been received and should appear in your Parent Pay accounts this week. If there are any issues, then please notify Finance at your earliest convenience. 

Click this link to open 'Ski Trip Refund 2020'.pdf

 

The TGS Online School

As Online School draws to an end and we look forward to returning to ‘normal’ school in September, it’s time to celebrate what we have achieved as a school community. At the start of March most members of staff and students had scarcely even heard of Microsoft Teams. Little did we suspect that a month later we would have managed to use Teams to move our school fully online.

Please click this link to open 'TGS Online School'.pdf

 

6th Form Results’ Days 2020


As in previous years, we look forward to welcoming Year 13 students into school to collect their exam results on Thursday 13 August. To ensure that social distancing can be maintained we have allocated time slots according to the first letter of your surname. It is vital that students’ stick to these time slots to ensure that it is a safe and comfortable experience for all.

Click this link to open '6th Form Results Day 2020'.pdf

 

GCSE Results’ Day 2020

As in previous years, we look forward to welcoming Year 11 students into school to collect their exam results on Thursday 20 August. To ensure that social distancing can be maintained we have allocated time slots according to the first letter of your surname. It is vital that students’ stick to these time slots to ensure that it is a safe and comfortable experience for all.

Please click this link to open 'GCSE Results Day 2020'.pdf

 

Results’ Days 2020

As in previous years, we look forward to welcoming students into school to collect their exam results on Thursday 13 August (A Level/BTEC Level 3) and Thursday 20 August (GCSE/BTEC Level 2/Creative iMedia).

Click here to open 'Results Day Letter'.pdf

 

KS4 Introduction Letter and Guides to Year 10 September 2020

 

Free School Meals - Summer 2020

You may already be aware that the government have agreed to continue the Free School Meal payments over the course of the summer holidays. This means that all families who qualify will receive the continued payment of £15.00/week.

Click here to open 'Free School Meals - Summer 2020'.pdf

 

Ski Trip Refund Update

We write to you with an update on the Ski Trip that was due to take place in the Easter Holidays. We have at long last had confirmation from our insurers that our claim has been accepted and they have begun the process of releasing the funds to us. This can take up to 14 days to hit our account, but once it does, we can begin to process refunds to each of you via ParentPay.

Please click here to open 'Ski Trip Refund Update'.pdf

 

CERN Switzerland Trip – EASTER 2020

Thank you all for your patience whilst our insurance claim has been processing. I am very pleased to be able to say that a full refund has now been granted, and our Finance Department have set this up on ParentPay.

Please click this link to open 'CERN Switzerland Trip Easter 2020'.pdf

 

KS4 Introduction Letter and Guides to Year 9 September 2020

Please click on the links below to read 'KS4 Introduction Letter and Guides to Year 9 September 2020'.

Introduction Letter to Parents Sept 2020 Year 9.pdf

Welcome to Key Stage 4 a guide to GCSEs for Year 9.pdf

DT KS4 Summer Guide.pdf

Geography Guide KS4.pdf

 

Year 10 Return to School - Monday 5th June

Please see the links below for information regarding Year 10 returning to school:

Year 10 Return to School Covering Letter

Year 10 Return to School - INSTRUCTIONS

 

New Year 7 - Virtual Transition

Ordinarily, we would be welcoming our new students and parents into school for our interviews, induction day and induction evening as part of the transition support we offer at Tolworth Girls’ School. As current circumstances prevent us from doing this, we are pleased to announce that we will be launching our virtual transition package on July 1st. This will include:

A tour of the school

Introductory videos from key members of staff

SEND information

Key documents

Question Box

Summer Challenges for Year 6 students

We look forward to launching this platform soon.

 

Year 9 GCSE Options

Click here to view the letter 'Year 9 GCSE Options.pdf'

 

Year 8 GCSE Options

Click here to view the letter 'Year 8 GCSE Options.pdf'

 

Year 10 Assessment Fortnight 

Click Here to open the full letter - 'Year 10 Assessment Fortnight'

 

TGS Uniform Update

Click Here to open the full letter - 'Uniform Update for Current Students'

 

Tolworth Girls' School Healthy Eating Cookbook 2020

Click here to view the TGS Healthy Eating Cookbook 2020

 

PGL Cancellation Letter

Click Here to view the PGL Cancellation Letter

 

Information for Parents/Carers Summer Term 2020

We are looking at how we can provide face-to-face support for our Year 10 and Year 12 students. However, we will not be back in school from 1 June, we are still awaiting the Government’s guidance to secondary schools due to be released on 28 May.

Click Here to open the full letter - 'Parental Information Summer Term 2020'

 

Headteacher Update

Dear Parents/Carers,
I do hope that you are keeping fit and are managing in some way to deal with this ‘lockdown’ situation. I know that for some it is proving incredibly difficult and for others quite a lonely time. I have discovered the joys of FaceTime, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangout and a good old fashioned phone call during this time. I have used most of them for meetings, but I am now able to see my parents in Ireland to check that they are both keeping well using this newfangled technology.

Click here to open the full letter 'Headteacher Update' .pdf

 

Year 8 Assessment Fortnight / GCSE Options

I am writing to draw your attention to the upcoming Assessment Fortnight for Year 8 from 1 June until 12 June. This is the second scheduled set of assessments for Year 8 in the academic year.

Click here to open the full letter 'Year 8 Assessment Fortnite / GCSE Options' .pdf

 

Key Stage 3 Assessments for Art, DT and ICT

Following my recent communication regarding assessments, I wanted to draw your attention to the arrangements for the above named subjects. As you will know, the teaching time for those subjects falls in a shared session every week and each subject has made arrangements so that students need only attend one session but can work independently.

Click here to open the full letter 'KS3 Assessments for Art, DT and ICT' .pdf

 

Year 7 Assessment Fortnight

I am writing to draw your attention to the upcoming Assessment Fortnight for Year 7 from 11 May until 22 May 2020. This is the second scheduled set of assessments for Year 7 in the academic year.

Click here to open the full letter 'Year 7 Assessment Fortnight' .pdf

 

Local history of Tolworth Girls’ School & Sixth Form

Dear Parent/Carer

This year the History Department has been planning on launching a major new project researching the local history of Tolworth Girls’ School & Sixth Form and the surrounding area. In order for this project to be successful, we require as much participation from the TGS community as possible.

Click here to open the full letter 'Tolworth Through Time Project Letter' .pdf

 

Year 9 Assessment Fortnight / GCSE Options

I am writing to draw your attention to the upcoming assessments which will be taking place this half term for Year 9 students. Year 9 were scheduled to have their Assessment Fortnight during this period in the lead-up to GCSE transition. Given the current circumstances, we are of course adapting our practice, but persevering with the assessments themselves. 

Click here to open the full letter 'Year 9 Assessment Fortnight / GCSE Options' .pdf

Art, Design & Technology/Food and Information Technology

 

We have all now completed two successful weeks of online learning and upon reflection and discussion with staff, it has become apparent that a small number of students in Years 7-9 are unclear of the expectation for subjects that are timetabled at the same time. So with this issue in mind I thought I would write to you to clarify the situation.

Click here to open the full letter 'Art, Design & Technology/Food and Information Technology' .pdf

 

Virtual Timetable for all Students & Subjects

Click here to open 'virtual timetable for all students' .pdf

 

Microsoft Teams + Accessing Office at Home

Click here to open instructions 'How to Access Teams for Staff and Students' .pdf

Click here to open 'Microsoft Teams - Student Instructions' .pdf

 

Belsen 75 Anniversary

The Belsen 75 Project was presented to our A Level History class as an opportunity to dive deeper into the atrocities which the Holocaust caused by seeing the grounds in person. To hand in an application each student had to write a letter explaining why we should be chosen to go. 

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Year 7 Bushcraft Trip - Summer Term

I hope you and your families are well. This letter is in regards to the upcoming Bushcraft trip that is planned for this summer term. Currently myself, the Finance Department, and Mr Mirshemirani are working with The Bushcraft Company, to see what our options are regarding the trip.

Click here to open the full letter

 

 

Year 11 Covid-19 20/03/2020

This academic year has taken a turn that none of us could have predicted and we are utterly devastated that our time with you has ended prematurely for this year, and with very little warning. We would like to begin by congratulating you all for your hard work, GCSE years are a challenging time, and you showed incredible resilience and tenacity to overcome the challenges it threw at you. Please click on the link below to open.

Year 11 COVID-19 20/03/20

 

Covid-19 Update 20/03/2020

Please use the link below for the latest update:

Coronavirus Update - 20/03/2020

 

Covid-19 Update 19/03/2020

Dear Parents,
At 5.15pm today, the Secretary of State for Education gave a public statement that all state-funded schools in England would be closed from the end of the school day on Friday. He also indicated that all the GCSE and A-level examinations due to take place this Summer, have been suspended; and that students would be credited for their learning in some other way. Having indicated that all schools would be closed, he then indicated that they would be expected to remain open for the children of key workers and for those in various vulnerable categories – providing a safe place and access to meals. We are expecting a definition of ‘key worker’ tomorrow from the Cabinet Office. It will take time to determine the nature of this provision at Tolworth Girls' School, so please do bear with us. Although we have been anticipating such an announcement, and have been preparing for various scenarios, the limited details so far released raise considerably more questions than answers. I do
know that you will obviously have your own issues and concerns, which we will try to address together. The Secretary of State gave no undertaking that schools would be expected to sustain a pattern of normal learning during the closure; but it is important that our young people do keep to a routine of learning. It is also vital that we monitor the Mental Health and Wellbeing of our students during this time; we will work on how we can address this too. The senior leadership team will meet with other colleagues and all staff in school tomorrow, to clarify as best we can what this announcement means for the school, for our students and for you. I anticipate providing more details before the end of the week. Thank you for your support and for your patience in the meantime.

Kind regards, Siobhan Lowe

 

Covid-19 Update 17/03/2020

Dear Parents/Carers


I am writing to let you know that due to high levels of staff absence we have made the difficult decision to prioritise exam classes for the remainder of this week. This means that tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, the school will only be open for students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13.

Work for students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be set via ePraise. If you are not able to access this, please let us know. 

COVID-19 Update - 17.03.2020

 

Covid-19 Information 16/03/2020

The school will be open as normal from Tuesday 17th March. 

Please see attached PDF from the Headteacher with more information about the school's response to Covid-19.

COVID-19 Update - 16/03/2020

 

School Closure

Dear Parents/Carers,

The school is taking the precautionary measure of closing for the remainder of this week and Monday following some members of our school community displaying symptoms of COVID-19. The staff members and student were isolated and sent home. An enhanced clean will be conducted across the school site whilst we await the outcome of the results and further advice from Public Health England. All students will be expected back into school on Tuesday and they will be expected to complete all of the work set on EPRAISE. I will continue to update you if there are any developments.

Siobhan Lowe

12/03/2020 5.30pm

NASA Kennedy Space Centre Trip

October 2020

Thank you to all those that were able to attend the Parent Meeting held earlier this term – I hope you found it informative. There will be a further Parent Meeting in September 2020 to confirm final details before we travel. If you were not able to attend the Parent Meeting, can you please send a copy of your daughter’s passport to me as soon as possible via the School Office. Click on the link below to open 

NASA Kennedy Space Centre Trip – October 2020

 

Girls on Board

I am writing to inform you of an exciting initiative we have invested in which we feel will support our students in dealing effectively with peer issues in school. The Girls On Board programme focuses on educating girls around the different dynamics that exist between girls, and how best to manage challenging relationships, to ensure that they can be happy and successful in school.

Click this link to open - Girls on Board

Click this link to open - Girls on board 'Parent Guide'

 

Coronavirus Update - 5th March 2020

Just a note to confirm the advice and guidance that we are receiving from the Department for Education (DfE) , Public Health England (PHE) and from the Local Authority regarding the Coronavirus.

Please see PDF below:

Coronavirus Update PDF

 

Year 8 Parent/Student Consultation Evening

Tuesday 10 March 2020

We are writing to invite you to the Year 8 Parent/Student Consultation Evening on Tuesday 10 March from 3:45pm until 6:45pm. During this evening you will have the opportunity to meet with a selection of your daughter’s subject teachers to discuss her work, attitude and progress. Click on the link below to open the full letter

Year 8 Parent/Student Consultation Evening - Tuesday 10 March 2020

 

Whole School Curriculum Day: Friday 7 February 2020

 *Click on the links below for more information

 

Year 11 Parent/Teacher Consultation Evening - Tuesday 4 February 2020

I am writing to invite you to the Year 11 Parent and Teacher Consultation Evening on Tuesday 4 February from 3:45pm until 6:30pm.

*Click on the link below for more information

Year 11 Parent/Teacher Consultation Evening - Tuesday 4 February 2020

 

Options 2020

A guide for parents & students

 

Options Information – Evening Year 8

Tuesday 11 February 2020 - 6:00pm-8:00pm

Your daughter has now reached an important stage of her education. Since beginning her secondary school education, she has been following a carefully planned, broadly based curriculum. As she prepares to enter the next phase of her education, she will have the chance to select some GCSE subjects, from a range of options, to study alongside those subjects in the compulsory core.....Click the links below to open the full letter and Year 8 Options Booklet

Options Information Evening – Year 8

 

Options Information Evening – Year 9

Tuesday 11 February 2020 – 6:00pm-8:00pm

Your daughter has now reached an important stage of her education. Since beginning her secondary school education, she has been following a carefully planned, broadly based curriculum. As she prepares to enter the next phase of her education, she will have the chance to select some GCSE subjects, from a range of options, to study alongside those subjects in the compulsory core.....Click the links below to open the full letter and Year 9 Options Booklet

Options Information Evening - Year 9

 

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