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.
It is vital that face coverings are worn correctly and so we are providing clear instructions on how to put on, remove, store and dispose of face coverings.
Our homepage now includes a SEPTEMBER 2020: BACK TO SCHOOL button in the top right corner.
By clicking it you will find important links about returning to school in September. This includes the ‘Back to School Protocol’ below and a video message from Mr Snape. It is very important that you are familiar with all of the information here.
Keep checking this page regularly for any changes or additions and we look forward to seeing you in September!
Video message from Mr Snape:
We hope everyone has a safe and happy summer, where families can rest and relax. Over the summer, if you need further support, here are some links to support:
We are delighted to share with you this new Transition video, introducing our form tutors for the 2020/21 academic year:
If you are a parent/carer of a Year 7 student next year, you should receive a letter by the end of this week indicating which form class your child will be in next year.
The letter is posted below, and also outlines all transition resources available on our website (including more introductory videos like this one), details about our return to school in September 2020 in line with national guidelines, and contact details if you wish to get in touch with us. This has also been added to our Transition Welcome Pack on the specially dedicated section of our website, along with other letters and important information.
Please see below a letter from Arriva Travel. This scheme is a direct debit scheme which can be stopped or started at any time and can save families up to 25% per year against the cost of a standard ticket. The process is a simple one, simply follow the link on the letter and it contains all the relevant information to go ahead and sign up.
As an alternative to Sports Day this year, the PE department has created a menu of challenge activities for you to try.
Here is our ‘Love of Sport’ presentation. The programme is due to take place next week 6th – 10th July and we are inviting you to send in photographs and video clips of you taking part. Results are not important as it is all about having a go and enjoying the challenges at home!
We look forward to seeing your sporting attempts
An important message for Year 10 regarding more school visits arranged for this term:
We have revamped the transition section of our website and to help ensure all Year 6 students are ready we have included lots of useful elements such as videos from staff, letters from the school and a new area called Be Awesome Go Big!
This is a nine session programme Year 6 students can enjoy as they prepare for September. Across the coming weeks we’ll highlight a specific session to focus on but the area is now ‘live’ so anyone can log in and take part.
More information will follow about exciting developments within the transition area which we’ll notify you on via the website and social media! For quick access, click the TRANSITION tab on our homepage to take you straight there. We will continue adding to this over the course of the summer term, so look out for all the exciting news and information to get you set for September!