Daily update 18th June 2020 – As we continue to welcome more Year 10 and 12 students back to school today and tomorrow, I wanted to let you know that we are now working on 2 further plans for before the end of term as well as planning for September.  The main way in which all students will continue to learn this term, is through remote learning.  We have seen some great developments in our remote learning provision over the last couple of weeks and your positive feedback is appreciated.

Phase 1 has seen the return, one day per week, for approximately 75% of our Year 10 and 90% of our Year 12 students.  This phase is for two weeks, this week and next week.

Phase 2 will begin on Monday 29th June and will see an increase in the number of days that some students in Years 10 and 12 attend school, based on the preferences you indicated on the survey a couple of weeks ago.  I am trying to accommodate these requests wherever possible, however, due to the demand and the fact that we are only permitted by the government to have 25% on site on any one day, it is unlikely that we will be able to meet the initial demand for full time return.  We will give as much provision as we are safely able to give and within the guidance.  We are currently working on this plan and will be in touch as soon as possible with the details for each individual student.  If anything has changed since you completed the survey I would be very grateful if you could let us know, by responding to this email, as soon as possible.  Any parent who has requested online support for their son/daughter will be receiving a phone call this week to discuss this further.  The phase 2 plan will then run for Year 10 and 12 until the end of the summer term, with no further changes taking place for them.

Phase 3 will begin on Monday 13th July and, for this phase, we will be considering how we can bring some students in Years 7, 8 and 9 into school, possibly with parents, for a short meeting in order to settle them and plan for September.  We feel this is particularly important for those students that we know, from communication with you, that they are anxious about a return to school.  More information about this in the next couple of weeks.

We have no further information at the moment about what September will look like.  Whilst we are considering various scenarios, we are awaiting further guidance from the government about any further wider opening from September.  I will keep you updated on this.

As always, if you have any questions, please ask.

Take care everyone.  

With very best wishes,

Jo Tunnicliffe

Headteacher