Coronavirus Update25 March 2020
Please see Mr Walker’s latest update below:
Good afternoon. I hope you are well.
We are really grateful for your kind words and helpful feedback on our plans for students working from home. I want to reassure you that we are doing our best to achieve the balance between setting the right amount of work so our students’ learning can progress, and keeping them occupied, while also recognising what is manageable for you to support your child. We do, however, know these are testing times for everyone, so we will progress with care. The key thing is for you, as parents/carers, to keep communicating with us should you have any questions or any concerns that you would like to raise.
Online work for pupils in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10
The work that was set via the Virtual School by 9.00am this morning is expected to be completed by 10.00am on Friday. It will be date marked 23, 24, 25 March. We will be recording how students complete this work, which will enable us to support those pupils who are not able to access work, or are struggling. We will take a break over Easter, review how everything has run, and then continue after the break.
We are also working to have a system available where students can select a button to remove completed work from their lists. I should be able to update you on this tomorrow.
Don’t forget, we have important resource documents available. Please click here to access.
What a frustrating time this is for our Year 11 pupils. For this week, we would just like to reiterate that students should keep studying English, Maths, and the subjects they wish to study/will help them in their post-16 careers. After Easter, we should have some more concrete answers on the process that will be undertaken regarding GCSE grades. This will enable us to provide clearer instructions to you. It is important that students complete the Post-16 forms – I will give more information on this tomorrow.
Our front office will be open for the remainder of the week. We have staff on hand to answer phone calls and e-mails between 9.00am – 4.00pm. Phone: 01326 372379. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or any concerns that you would like to raise.
We collected and distributed books to all students who were still with us on Friday. However, we have a substantial number of books still here. We are working to find a way of distributing them, if that remains possible, in the next few weeks. Please let the school know if you do not want to receive your child’s books. Please contact us via e-mail: email@example.com.
Members of our iPad team have been heroic in ensuring students are in possession of their iPads. They are essential for students to be able to work from home. Please contact us via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if there are any problems with your child’s iPad.