Tuesday 29th September and Wednesday 7th October 2020 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Our ‘Settling In’ afternoon is an opportunity to talk to your child’s form tutor and discuss how your child has started their time at Marden High School, both socially and academically. Your child has received a letter with the time and date you have been allocated.
Due to current restrictions all of the appointments will be telephone appointments. We have given you a specific appointment time during one of the afternoons. These will run from 3.30pm – 5.00pm on Tuesday 29th September and Wednesday 7th October 2020. You have been allocated a five minute slot. Your child’s form tutor will call the first contact we have for you (that you have updated via the Parent Portal) at around the time indicated. If you are unable to access the ParentPortal please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would rather not receive a phone call or if it is more convenient to contact somebody who is not the first contact please contact Tracey Wearing at email@example.com or phone 0191 296 2771. Alternatively you can request an email update instead.
Due to current restrictions around opening times, phone calls are unable to be made after 5.00pm.
Well done again to the 2020 leavers on your excellent GCSE grades.
Please be aware that if you wish to resit an exam, in the Autumn term, at Marden you need to notify Ms Lively at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 17th September for all subjects, apart from English and Maths where the deadline is the 3rd October.
No doubt you will have heard that the government have published updated guidance on the use of face coverings in schools, following the World Health Organisation’s advice that “children aged 12 and over should wear a mask under the same conditions as adults, in particular when they cannot guarantee at least a 1-metre distance from others.”
In addition to the implementation of a system of control, the details of which can be found in our COVID Risk Assessment, schools now have the discretion to require face coverings in communal areas if they believe that it is right in their particular circumstances, for example, where there is no possibility of maintaining social distancing.
The layout of our school estate makes it particularly difficult to maintain social distancing when staff and pupils are moving around the premises, and therefore we will require students and staff to wear face coverings whilst moving around the school.
It will not be necessary to wear face coverings in the classroom, where protective measures already mean the risks are lower, and where they could inhibit learning.