As we come to the end of the first week of remote learning, we thank you for the support you have given. We are attempting to keep in touch with students via email as well as some phone calls. If you have any questions or need support with the learning, please contact the teachers or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new restrictions are tough and any routines that you are able to establish will help you to get through this.
We look forward to welcoming our lovely students back into the school, but in the meantime keep well and keep safe.
Mrs. J. Stubbs
Deputy Headteacher – Outcomes and Teacher Standards
Please ask your child to check their school email for an important email from Mrs. Stubbs.
Year 9 Notice
Mentors will be in touch with you by 3rd April either by email or phone. Mrs. Stubbs will send you a google form for your final option choice on 6th April; this will be your final option choices. If you have not heard from your mentor by 3rd April, please contact Mrs. Stubbs.
More information on COVID-19 Parents page.
We have now created a drop down menu on the home page for COVID-19 with separate categories for Students, Parents and Staff. All resources and information regarding Home Learning and relevant information will be placed on the individual tabs.
Letters sent to parents
- Letter re: Coronavirus Update Year 11
- Letter re: Year 10 Home Learning
- Letter re: Year 8&9 Home Learning
- Letter re: Year 7 Home Learning
Due to the recent government’s announcement and continuing staff shortages, Year 11 will not be in school tomorrow along with our Year 8 and 9 students. Y7 and Y10 should attend as normal.
The school will be closed to all students from Monday apart from identified key workers. We will update you with more information as it is available.
Please check the website regularly.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Yesterday, I wrote to you to inform you of the staffing challenges facing our school. Due to this, I have no alternative but to partially close the school to Year 8 and 9 from tomorrow, Thursday 19th March and Friday 20th March in the first instance. This is in order to prioritise teaching staff and ensure GCSE lessons are being taught.
Students in Year 7, 10 and 11 should attend school as normal unless they are self isolating and/or experiencing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus as previously communicated.
We will update you by the end of Friday 20th March with the plans for the following week as all schools are also awaiting a clear directive from the Government with regards to our next steps.
To support teaching and learning at home for Year 8 and 9, students in school today have been given a work pack of materials from their subjects; this reflects the content being delivered this Spring term. We will post home this information to those who are absent.
All students should also check their school email inbox for a document which has necessary login details and suggested websites for all subjects.
They must also make use of the resources and support on Google Classroom that staff have shared with them in recent lessons.If students require help or support completing any aspects of their work, they are able to email their teachers. Contact details for teachers can be found on the school website. They can also contact them through Google Classroom.
As we move to this partial school closure for Year 8 and 9, we recommend the following websites as particularly useful for online, remote learning:
We will use the website, My Ed school app and twitter feed to communicate key messages as the situation is changing on a daily basis hence we appreciate your support at this difficult time.
The school is monitoring very closely the impact the Covid-19 virus is having on the school community and are working with the resources we have to hand.
Due to staff shortages it may become necessary to partially close with our priority focus being on KS4 and Year 7 in school.
Please look out for further information through checking regularly our website, twitter feed and My Ed parent app.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience at this very challenging time.
It is still our intention to continue to open as usual and continue to work within current guidance from the Department for Education. We will continue to communicate with parents/carers through My Ed, Twitter and our website if this changes. We do need to work together during this time.
In the event of a school closure or for any student who is already having to self isolate, we have created a page which we will begin to populate with links to resources available for home learning.
I am writing to you to update you on the school’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. As things stand, there are no reported cases in our school, or local area. In this sense, and taking DFE guidance into account, it is business as usual. However, we are well aware that this is a situation that is rapidly changing, and we are receiving regular updates from the Government with recommendations on how to respond.
As a school, we have taken the following actions:
- Students and staff have been given advice and guidance on how to wash their hands correctly, and how best to minimize the spread of possible germs.
- We will be installing an increased number of hand sanitisers around the site.
- Site staff have had training on effective deep cleaning.
- We will ensure that an increased number of toilets will be open during the school day.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are as follows;
- High temperature
- Shortness of breath
Should your child have any of these symptoms we strongly advise you to call 111 to seek guidance. Any absence should be reported to the school in the normal way, via a phone call. Face masks are not a proven deterrent and as such we will not support students wearing them in school.
More information on COVID-19 can be found here;
Thank you for your support.