Phased School Re-opening For Year 10 Students Commencing June 22nd

Letter sent 09/06/2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Re: Opening for Y10 pupils

We hope you and your families are safe and well in these difficult times.

As you will be aware, there was wide spread reporting of the R –rate in the NW being above 1 over the weekend. Due to the uncertainty around this aspect of the Covid-19 situation, in order to best protect our pupils and school community, we have decided to invite Y10 pupils back to school from 22nd June. This is in line with some other schools in the local area.

Government guidelines state we can only invite 25% of the year group onto site at one time.

When Y10 are able to return, pupils will first be invited for a one to one meeting with an English teacher, a Maths teacher and their House Leader. On the second week, they will be invited for a one to one meeting with a Science teacher and Option subject teachers.

Week Commencing 22nd June and 29th June:

  • Monday: 10 B and 10 U – ASH
  • Tuesday: 10 R and 10 N – MAPLE
  • Wednesday 10 A and 10 G – OAK
  • Thursday: 10 E and 10 F – ROWAN

Pupils will receive their appointment time for the above sessions by phone during the week commencing 15th June.

From 6th July, we will invite pupils in for small group teaching. Pupils will be taught in groups of 8 and will be grouped by their Maths or Science set for ability. Pupils will receive this information when they are in school for their one to one meetings.

Pupils must keep to strict social distancing measures when travelling to and from school. They must wear face masks (or scarves to cover the lower half of their faces) and gloves on public transport. Where possible, pupils should travel to school by walking, cycling or being dropped off.

In school, pupils will be supervised at break times in order to maintain social distancing within their teaching group.

Pupils are not expected to wear school uniform.

Work will still be posted on the Home Learning section of the website for all Y10 pupils.

It is entirely your choice as to whether to send your son to school. There will be no attendance fine if you choose to keep him at home for safety reasons during this crisis.

As this crisis presents an ever changing situation, our plans will be subject to change following any further announcements from the Government.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the school.
We are here to support you during this time and please do get in touch with us if you need to.

Best wishes,
Mr K Harrison


Letter from head re phased opening of school

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