Support for students with the transition back to face-to-face learning: we have put together a plan for all of our students as well as some individual plans for specific students with specific needs. Please see Mrs Broom's support plan outline of 04.03.2021 for details. If you think your child is going to need additional support as they transition back to face-to-face teaching, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s year team.
Return to School w/c 8 March: The outline schedule is as follows:
Monday 8 March: this will be another day of online lessons, except when students come to school for the Lateral Flow Test. Year groups should come to the main attendance gate at the following times and can return home after the test to continue with Monday’s online lessons as normal: Year 7: 8.15 am, Year 8: 9.15 am, Year 9: 10.15 am, Year 10: 11.15 am, Year 11: 12.15 pm, Sixth Form: 1.15 pm
Tuesday 9 March: all students should come to school at the normal time. Normal school expectations apply: attendance, punctuality, uniform, equipment. There will be an extended tutor time on Tuesday morning.
Wednesday 10 March: all students should come to school at the normal time etc
Thursday 11 March: all students should come to school, and there will be Lateral Flow Test 2 for Years 7-11 to fit around the normal structure of lessons.
Friday 12 March: all students should come to school, and there will be Lateral Flow Test 2 for 6th Form students at 1 pm (this is a change from our original timing of 2pm)
Monday 15 March: all students should come to school, and there will be Lateral Flow Test 3 for Years 7-11 to fit around the normal structure of lessons.
Tuesday 16 March: all students should come to school, and there will be Lateral Flow Test 3 for 6th Form students at 2 pm
Please see Mr Pavey's Return to School letter of 25.02.2021 for our plans, covering dates, routines, well-being, homework and uniform, and see the Leadership Update, 04.03.2021 for more detail about how we will manage testing.
Vulnerable students and children of key workers: until we reopen, the school remains open for any students that need it, including key workers, vulnerable children or those with connectivity difficulties. Please let us know if you need to come in by contacting your year team or (better) filling in this form.
Updates and Letters
All older letters and updates are available on the letters pages of your year groups.
How do students at home access their lessons?
Students use Google Classroom to access their learning from home.
This booklet will help you with instructions for accessing online learning if you have any questions.
(Only use this if you do not know a code or have not joined your classrooms already: be very careful to check that you have found your own class - some teachers teach lots of classes in one year group!):
'How to' video
Kindly made by Miss Robinson. We recommend you watch this if you have any problems:
Optional Yrs 7-10 Extend and Challenge Home Learning Activities
These are entirely optional and should only be attempted once classwork is completed:
Remote Education Information for Parents
The School Day
From w/c 8 March we will be returning to the split lunchtimes, so Year 7, 8, 12 and 13 will revert to having lunch at 1.30 rather than 12.30. Separate entrances, separate playgrounds and separate lunch queues will also be back.