Daily update 22nd June 2020 – I hope you are all well and enjoyed the weekend.

Latest government announcement

On Friday the government announced that schools will receive funding in the Autumn term to support students to ‘catch-up’.  There is very little further information available for headteachers and schools about how much this will be or if there will be any restrictions on how this will be spent.  We know the Year 7 catch up funding that we receive each year has been removed for all schools from September.  On Friday the government announced that they want to see all students back in schools in September.  We are informed that the guidance for schools will be released in the next two weeks so we will await this before considering what it will mean for NK and our wider community.  We can’t wait to have everyone back in school, but we want to do this safely and sensibly.

Please be assured that we are constantly gathering information about how your son/daughter is engaging and progressing in every subject, and we have been doing this since lockdown began.  Teachers have been working incredibly hard to adapt the curriculum and tasks set to make them appropriate for remote learning.  We have also been planning our curriculum from September in order to address any gaps in knowledge and to ensure that we not only cover, but also embed, learning for all students.  We will report engagement and progress information for every student in every subject to you before the end of the academic year.

Phased wider opening

Phase 1 continues this week, with bubbles of year 10 and year 12 returning for a day a week of face to face support.  Phase 2 planning is almost complete and information will be sent separately to parents of Year 10 and 12 students about phase 2 as soon as possible.  

Thank you for your lovely, supportive messages on Friday – they are always very much appreciated.

Have a lovely week everyone.

With very best wishes,

Jo Tunnicliffe