Parent Communication

  15th May 2020  

Dear parents and carers,

You will no doubt have heard the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday night regarding the possible steps that may be taken to move us collectively forward and out of the current lockdown.

Depending on the five key highlighted measures, it is intended that those who are due to take key examinations next year are to receive some face-to-face support to supplement the remote education they are receiving: specifically students in the current Years 10 and 12.

There is much work to be done before this can happen and there are many safeguards that we must put into place. We have been writing our own risk assessments and action plans in preparation with the safety and welfare of our students and staff as the over-arching principle.

We await detailed guidance from the Department for Education but the next stage must be focused on recovery and reconnecting as a school community, in the best and safest way possible. Now that we have a bit more clarity there will be some changes to our daily practice in the next few weeks both in school and through the work we are setting for all year groups. This involves increasing the interactivity of our remote teaching and learning.

As a school we will continue to set work for all students until the end of this academic year and again I will be in contact with you on the next direction we will take in due course and ensure that the overview of work is accessible to parents also.

Best wishes,

Ms Cavilla