Extra-Curricular Activities - 16th November 2020
We have been lobbying strongly with government regarding extra–curricular sports clubs and the new guidance we have received this week advises that:
Schools should continue to provide extra-curricular sport as long as they can do so in a way which i) maintains the integrity of schools’ Covid-19 protocols such as approach to bubbles, staffing and social distancing and ii) is subject to appropriate risk assessment.
This interpretation of the full guidance has been approved by the Department for Education and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
I am delighted therefore to announce that our extra–curricular sports clubs will re-commence on Monday 16th November.
We continue to follow our strict guidelines within the school and also our subject specific guidelines for school sport. Year groups will remain in year group bubbles for each of the activities and use specific areas of our facilities. Full details can be found in the letter posted on Edulink.
The club timetable is available below and will be on display in the Sports College for students.
During your son/daughters time at Great Baddow we will be able to offer a range of sports fixtures for them to take part in.
To enable your child to take part in fixtures out of school time please complete the PARCON (parental consent form) using the link attached. This form asks your permission for us to act in loco parentis. Once signed by you, this form gives your child permission to take part in sporting activities on and offsite for their entire time at Great Baddow High School, however, should any information on this change, please ensure you contact the school so that this can be updated. At times, photographs of your child may be taken to form displays of success or use on controlled social media accounts/school website or press releases. If you have any questions relating to this or any other matter in this letter, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Extra-curricular activities are strongly encouraged at Great Baddow High School.
Concerts and stage productions are regular features of school life and large numbers of students take part in competitive games.
Tuition in a wide range of musical instruments is available. Interested parents are encouraged to contact the Head of Music.
Every opportunity is taken for the school to contribute to the activities of the local community and students are engaged regularly in programmes of community service.
Students are encouraged to participate in field studies, a wide range of curricular enrichment trips and international visits. The school has a longstanding exchange programme with the Eschenbach Grammar School, in Germany.
Up-to-date club timetables will be provided to students when they become available and will be on display in each department and on our website.