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Dear Parents, just a very brief note as there isn’t much to update you about!
We are one week in now and I do hope that you are all managing to stay healthy and safe.
We are expecting updates from the government around new vouchers for free school meals and about qualifications for this year. The exam boards have been in contact but only to say that they will update us when they have finalised systems for awarding qualifications. This is expected to be in place by Easter and I will let you know as soon as I hear anything; I know that many of our year 11 pupils are concerned about this.
Many of you will have received a call from staff asking to speak to you and your child. As I said before this is purely to keep in contact and to make sure that all are safe and well. All parents can expect a call and are also welcome to contact the school with any concerns. It was great to speak to so many parents and pupils over the last few days and to hear how our pupils are finding interesting ways to occupy their time. Many of our pupils would rather be in school (as would even more of their parents!). Guidance continually states that everyone should stay at home unless really necessary and the safest place for all of us is within our homes with our loved ones; we will continue to call over the coming weeks.
No one knows how long this emergency situation will continue but we will be welcoming all pupils back as soon as we are advised that it is safe to do so; I suspect that we have a good few weeks to go though.
I hope that you all have a good weekend and I will update next week as soon as I have any more information.
Mr D Dupont
Head of School
Dear year 11 parents, the government released a statement yesterday regarding 2020 exams. There’s not much new really but they have said that they will release details by Easter.
Many of our qualifications do not include an exam element and we are still waiting to hear exactly how this will work for these qualifications.
You can find the latest release here:
I will update you all as soon as I have more info.
Head of School
Dear all, I hope that the week has been going peacefully for you all so far.
New guidance for education settings states “staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal”.
Other guidance recommends that families should self isolate if anyone in their household has symptoms.
As announced after the COBRA meeting today, should your child show any symptoms of the virus please self isolate for 7 days.
The symptoms are fever and dry persistent cough and should not be confused with the common cold. Please use the links below for up to date information.
Should the school be instructed to close we have a plan for pupils to access work through the website.
We will update you as appropriate in this section of the website and through the SIMs app if necessary.
Please find below links to both the government and NHS latest information.
The school is following the information from these sites and specific bulletins as they are issued from the DFE.