Daily update 19th May 2020 – Morning everyone!

Year 10 & Year 12
There is still much debate about the ‘face to face support’ that is expected for these year groups from 1st June. I attended a virtual meeting with other headteachers in Lincolnshire yesterday afternoon and everyone seems to be talking about doing different things. The additional guidance is still yet to be published and I think it is important to take our time to look at this, alongside the scientific information that is becoming available this week for schools before these important decisions are made.

This week we have asked teachers to give us some simple information about the engagement with remote learning of students in Years 10 and 12 and the progress they are making whilst working at home. Once the additional guidance is published I will create a survey for parents to feed in your views. We will then discuss all of this as a staff body to finalise planning for what face to face support will look like for different groups of students at North Kesteven Academy.

We will not be bringing any whole cohorts or large groups of children back into school on 1st June. Please bear with us for a few more days whilst we finalise and publish plans for what it will look like.

Lincolnshire School Games Virtual Events: Running in Isolation
These events are running fortnightly and this fortnight is a challenge called “Running in Isolation”. Further details about what it entails and how to enter are attached. This information is also available in the Parents section of the website in NK at Home. Submission of entries is through the link on the attachment (please note this is not an in school competition so please don’t send entries to us but we would love you to share any entries with us please!) Deadline for submission of entries is 29th May. There is also a safeguarding section on the flyer attached, which is useful information linked to this competition that you should read if your son/daughter is interested in entering.

Thank a Teacher Day
This Wednesday, 20th May, is “Thank a Teacher Day’. Yesterday I asked if anyone would like to create a card or a message to send to any of our teachers. Someone suggested that students could send messages of thanks to their teachers via teams, which would be a simple way of doing it. I’d love to see some creative messages and be able to share these more widely with the rest of the school community so please send anything creative to this email address.

Take care everyone.

With very best wishes,

Jo Tunnicliffe