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28-01-21

Thank you for signing up to Operation Encompass. 

I will be your police contact for Encompass and I work in the police MASH team in Islington. 

I am sending you:

  • Instructions for setting up your Box account to allow police to send you the secure notifications
  • A template for letting parents/carers know that your school is signing up to Op Encompass (entirely up to you how you communicate this to your parents/carers – this is for you to edit or not use at all as you wish)
  • The briefing which contains much more information about the aims, legality and process of the operation
  • A handy tick off list of what you need to get done/have in place for Encompass to work

Please note: reference is made to briefing sessions held by the local authority in the reading material. At this time, this has not been set up.  I will let you know if I have more information.

I have already sent you the invitation to accept for your Box account.  Let me know if you need any further information from me and I will be happy to assist.

Kind regards
Liz

Elisabeth Mavin  PC 1351CN
Islington Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub
222 Upper Street London N1 1XR


06-07-20

Dear Parents and Carers,

The government has now issued guidance to all schools to prepare for the full opening in September for all year groups. We are currently building the ‘new normal’ for AMSI’s provision of a broad and balanced curriculum for all students. As we are able to, we will update you on the changes that will have to be put in place to ensure that AMSI is a safe environment for all.  It is unfortunate that COVID-19 will still play a part in our everyday lives and as such we have to make significant changes to the way we operate.  I hope you will be supportive of the school and will continue to check the website on a weekly basis for updates.

Proposed changes to the assessment of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2021

I will also like to draw to your attention the consultation from Ofqual on the changes to assessments in  Summer 2021. We would encourage you to give feedback through this link to Ofqual by 16th July; this is particularly pertinent for the parents and carers of Year 10 students.

Keep safe,

Susan Service
Headteacher



Help secondary school children continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Year 7 to year 9 students

Follow any advice from your child’s school on:

  • what work they should be doing
  • what work is most important
  • when work needs to be completed and handed in

The best way to help children aged 11 to 14 learn is to:

  • agree what they should try to achieve each day and each week
  • try to help them balance any deadlines for when work has to be handed in
  • try to break down the work into shorter periods, based on how long they can concentrate
  • take frequent breaks
  • praise or reward them when they do well
  • make some time for practical activities, such as arts and crafts, exercise or helping with cooking

Ask them about what they’ve learned, or try a quiz from BBC Bitesize.

Make time each day for them to read things that interest them, not just the reading they have to do for school. This could be books or articles, fiction or non-fiction. Talk to them about what they’re reading to encourage their interest.

Libraries are currently closed, but you can find digital services they’re providing at Libraries Connected.

Year 10 students

Parents may be worried about how the current situation will affect GCSE exams next year. We’re working on ways to support year 10 students, including asking secondary schools to offer some face-to-face support to supplement remote education. Further information will be provided shortly.

In the meantime, your child should keep studying at home for the exams next year. To support them, follow any advice from their school on:

  • what work they should be doing
  • what work is most important, particularly subjects that have coursework or are assessed during the year
  • when work needs to be completed and sent back

The best way to help children aged 14 to 15 learn is to:

  • help them create a daily schedule for any work they’ve been set
  • try to help them balance any deadlines for when work has to be handed in
  • give them access to a computer or another digital device if they need it to complete their work – if one is not available, contact their school
  • take frequent breaks

Ask them about what they’ve learned, or try a quiz from BBC Bitesize.

Make time each day for them to read things that interest them, not just the reading they have to do for school. Talk to them about what you’re both reading. This could be books or articles, fiction or non-fiction.

Libraries are currently closed, but you can find digital services they’re providing at Libraries Connected.


07-05-20

Islington Food Response During COVID-19


27-04-20

Dear Parents/Carers,

First of all, I hope that you and your families are keeping well. These are certainly unprecendented times, and it now seems that school closures, as well as other social distancing measures, may be in place for longer than we all first thought.

Therefore, I am writing to remind you that your child falls into the categories of those allowed in school, namely, Key Workers, EHCP or Vulnerable. Should you wish to take up the offer of a place at the school for your child, please get in contact with School Business Manager Nicola Lawrence at n.lawrence@amsi.school to discuss options for your child in attending school.

Should you wish your child to remain off school for social distancing purposes, please expect us to make regular contact with your child, as we would if your child was absent from school in normal circumstances.

This is part of our duty of care to both your child and yourselves.

Yours faithfully,

Susan Service
Headteacher


Home Learning Information

Additional materials for each department by year group