8th January 2021
Dear Parent/Person with Parental Responsibility,
As we reach the end of the first week of remote learning, I wanted to write to you about remote learning. I cannot thank you enough for your continued support; I am extremely saddened that we are in this position again. We realise that this is a difficult situation for all families. We are so fortunate to have such adaptive staff, and resilient pupils, all of whom have risen to the ever-changing challenges this week.
In light of the government’s announcement that schools will be closed until February at the earliest, I wanted to explain the structure for remote learning from Monday 11th January. From Monday, remote lessons will follow your child’s normal timetable but will begin at 9:45am with their Period 2 lesson. Pupils will then follow their normal timetables for periods 2 to 5.* For next week, prior to the start of remote lessons, pupils are encouraged to engage with a well-being activity (away from a screen) such as exercise, something creative or a mindfulness task. This also allows time for teachers to follow up any queries that have arisen from the previous day. Between the hours of 12:00pm and 1:10pm we are encouraging ‘Screen Free’ time to give your child a rest and an opportunity to move around and have lunch.
18th September 2020
We are pleased to see students settling in quickly to the new routines and most importantly, embracing their learning. In light of the ‘new normal’ I feel it important to write and share how we are supporting academic progress, and ask that you are aware of these processes in order to best support your child. Click here for full Learning and homework letter