22 June 2020

Dear Parents, Carers & Students,

In my update on Friday 19th June I explained that we were carefully considering how we could offer all students some time in school before the end of this term. That work is ongoing, but I wanted to provide an initial outline of what we hope to provide over the next 4 weeks:

Week beginning 22nd June 2020

  • Year 10 students will be in small groups to receive pastoral and practical guidance. They will complete an academic review and will be given advice about catching up and working at home. They will be present in school between 8.20 and 12.40 p.m. on their designated day.
  • Year 12 students are being invited into school for a number of subject specific teaching sessions. We are starting this process with the following A Level lessons to see how the system works:
  • History – Tuesday 23rd June, 1.00-3.00 p.m.
  • Business & Music – Wednesday 24th June, 1.00- 3.00 p.m.
  • Chemistry – Thursday 25th June, 1.00-300 p.m.
  • Students have been made aware via email and Microsoft Teams and they will follow the same procedures for entering and leaving school as used last week.

Week beginning 29th June 2020

  • Year 10 students will be in small groups to receive teaching and support in English, Maths and Science. They will be present in school between 8.30 and 12.40 p.m. on their designated day.
  • Year 12 students will be invited into school for a number of subject specific afternoon sessions. They will be contacted by their teachers directly via Microsoft Teams and we will share the timetable of lessons via the school website when available. 

Week beginning 06th July 2020

  • Year 7-Year 9 students will spend time with their Form Tutors. Form classes will be split into two separate groups (For example half of 7DA on Tuesday 7thJuly and half on Wednesday 8th July). We will provide one session in school with their Form Tutor for each student prior to the end of term.
  • Year 7-Year 9 students will be in small groups to receive pastoral and practical guidance. They will complete an academic review, receive support in English, Maths and Science and will be given advice about catching up and working at home. They will be present in school between 8.20 and 12.00 p.m. in their form groups.
  • Year 10 and 12 students will be invited into school for a number of subject specific afternoon sessions. We will share the timetable for lessons via the school website when available. 

Week beginning 13th July 2020

  • Year 7-Year 9 students will spend time with their Form Tutors. Form classes will be split into two separate groups (For example 9DA, half on Tuesday 14th July and half on Wednesday 15th July). We will provide one session in school with their Form Tutor for each student prior to the end of term.
  • Year 7-Year 9 students will be in small groups to receive pastoral and practical guidance. They will complete an academic review, receive support in English, Maths and Sciences and will be given advice about catching up and working at home. They will be present in school between 8.20 and 12.00 p.m. in their form groups.
  • A smaller number of Year 10 and 12 students will be invited into school for a number of sessions so that we can offer more personalised support. We will share the timetable for lessons via the school website when available. 

As I noted on Friday, it is very important that all students have the opportunity to be in school before the end of term. Meeting with Form Tutors, seeing friends and receiving support and guidance will be beneficial for all of our students. We are currently working hard to create timetables and to finalise the specific detail. We are also thinking very carefully about how to mitigate risk and to ensure that all students can come to school safely. After a lengthy period of time away, it is excellent to be able to start thinking about all students being back in the classroom. We will write to the parents and carers of Years 7, 8 and 9 students in the coming week to ask if you intend to access provision.

 

Kind regards

A J O’Sullivan