Letter from the Headteacher - 22nd May 2020
Thank you for all your hard work and effort with home learning this half term. I appreciate how difficult this has been to sustain given the challenging circumstances and I hope you will have the opportunity to relax in the sunshine this week.
I would like to thank all the parents of Year 10 and 12 students who have responded to our online survey regarding the proposal for a phased reopening. We are undertaking a thorough risk assessment and continue to develop our plans. We will be contacting you shortly with further information.
As always, our priority will remain focused on the health, well being, and safety of everyone in our school community.
I wish everyone a safe and happy half term
Link to HMG Recovery Strategy
Digital safety and wellbeing kit for parents and a safety guide for students
Link to Home Study Top Tips
Link to on-line resources for education
Where to find the latest information - Updated 7th May 2020
Link to guidance on remote education practices and case studies:
Link to announcement on eligibility for government childcare offers:
Link to Ofqual initial decisions on consultations for GCSE and A Level grading proposals 2020:
Link to guidance on Free School Meals:
Updated guidance on the actions for schools during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
This updated link includes information on the testing of education and childcare workers, provision of education on the 08 May Bank Holiday, and the continuation of recruitment:
Student Finance Application Service
New students are being asked to submit their applications before 22 May 2020:
Link to guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection:
Link to Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing eligibility extended to help protect the most vulnerable:
Link to the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings:
Link to all the DfE Guidance for Educational Settings:
Link to any new advice for schools on specific issues, such as food, exams or safeguarding:
The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found here:
Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls. We appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible, we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends and are increasing the number of call handlers available to answer your calls.