School Update 26th March 2020

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Dear Parent/Carer,

As we begin to get used to a new routine, there are a few things we wanted to provide a little more information about.

Home Learning

Our website (Student Area – Home Learning) contains lots of websites and suggested resources your child can use at home. Our teachers have also set work on Show My Homework and are tracking when students have submitted this. We are concerned about the amount of missed learning time and must emphasise how important it is that your child completes the set work. We have tried to balance this with a need for physical and mental wellbeing activities. There will be no work set over the Easter ‘holiday’ period. If your child is having problems logging in, please ask them to email their class teacher. If they don’t have work set, their teacher might be unwell. In this case, please use the resources on the website, log onto GCSE Pod, or access BBC Bitesize.

Children of Key Workers

If your child is attending school, please ask them to come to the Quad (the outdoor area with the blue umbrella) or the Base if it is raining (in the Languages corridor) in the morning, at 08:35am. The should not walk through the main school building, but should enter school through the door from the Quad (by the Music room). Staff will be around and ready to greet your child and register them. If you need childcare provision over the next two weeks, please ensure you complete the following Information Request Form, so we know who to expect every day.

Free School Meal provision

If your child is entitled to Free School Meals, we are continuing to provide a care package for them. On Monday 30th March, the next care package will be ready for collection from the school. This package will last for two weeks and will contain a more varied menu. We anticipate this will include pasta, tuna, jacket potatoes, baked beans, plus additional items. If we have delivered your care package this week due to exceptional circumstances, this will continue on Monday. We will leave the package on your door step, ring your doorbell and step away.

Support for parents/carers

Action For Children are offering online digital support. It is for parents of 0-19 year olds who may need to chat or get advice about absolutely anything. In these testing times, parents/carers might want a chat, ask questions or get advice any time. Parents can speak either online or via phone about anything such as finances, behaviour, worry and anxiety.

We hope you are able to enjoy some of the beautiful weather whilst we remain in isolation.

With kind regards,

Kate Littledyke