Daily update 29th June 2020 – Morning everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend.

Today sees the start of phase 2 of our face to face support for Years 10 and 12.  Over the next 3 weeks we will see the 25% of both year groups which is the maximum we are allowed to bring into school.  Phase 1 went very smoothly and so we have built up our provision in phase 2.  This has been very carefully coordinated and arranged so that everyone is safe, with staggered starts, breaks and lunchtimes, separate bubbles with their own toilet and handwashing facilities and different areas of the canopy and field areas.  There is also a blended approach of face to face and live lessons taking place for Years 10 and 12, with many teachers trialling new ideas in the coming weeks.  Thank you for your messages of support in the last two weeks about phase 1.

Year 11 Induction

Students in Year 11 who are returning to us in our 6th form in September will have a virtual induction session at 12 noon today.  This will take place on the Transition team.  They have had an opportunity to ask any questions in advance and will be able to use the chat facility during the session to ask any further questions.  We look forward to seeing them then.

NK at Home

The main provision is still remote learning for all students.  Our teachers have been encouraged to try different approaches and many are now doing recorded lessons to go with the tasks set; others are doing recorded feedback and some are doing live lessons.  We have collected engagement and progress data for Years 7 and 8 last week and their tutors will be writing a report that will be sent to you by the end of term, with this information.  Years 9 and 10 will be doing some knowledge quizzes in the next two weeks and we will be collecting the engagement and progress data for them after this, and again, we will be sending these home with a tutor report before the end of term.

We are anticipating the further guidance this week from the government about results days and September so I will update you all as soon as I can on both of these issues.

Take care everyone and have a good week.

With very best wishes,

Jo Tunnicliffe