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COVID-19

The latest advice and updates on COVID-19 can be found on the following websites:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

The latest guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers#history

We have also updated our Help, Support and Information for Parents and Carers handbook to include advice on COVID-19. Click here to open a copy.

Click here for our Back to School Guide for September 2020.  It includes all the current arrangements we have in place to safeguard against COVID-19.

Click here to see the Children's Guide to Coronavirus.

Pupil Absence due to COVID-19

NYCC have produced an Absence Reference Guide which explains what to do if your child or a member of your household falls ill during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please click here to view a copy.

Cold or COVID?

Not sure if someone has a common cold or COVID-19?  Click here for advice.

Free School Meals - Voucher Scheme

Please click here to see the Department for Education advice and FAQ on using free school meal vouchers.  Although we may have applied for vouchers on your behalf, we have no access to the programme to help resolve any problems you may experience.  If you have any difficulties using the voucher scheme, please contact the organisation running the scheme by phoning the number on the vouchers or go to www.freeschoolmeals.co.uk

Risk Assessment

Please click here to see our latest school risk assessment which includes information about COVID-19.

Latest school update from the Headteacher:

Update 7 - Monday 31/08/2020 17:30

I am pleased to be able to send this summer update with details of the September return to school for all students. It has certainly been a busy and challenging summer holiday with the GCSE grading failure creating unnecessary stress and work for students and staff alike. So I am pleased to be able to say that despite the waves of uncertainty and chaos created by the various changes, our leaving students now have the grades they deserve. We wish them all well as they move on to their next steps as all of our Year 11s have confirmed plans for their post-16 pathways.

As we turn our attentions to September’s preparations, I feel I should make clear that we are endeavouring in all of the measures and steps we take to act with the same school values and ethos we have always had. School itself will be a slightly different experience for students and staff alike and we fully acknowledge that support will need to be – and it going to be – in place to help everyone adapt to the new systems and processes that we must enact in order to keep each other safe.

That said, it has been clear from the student and parent / carer feedback that there is an overwhelming desire to a return to normality. Students generally want to ‘get going’ with their learning and to ‘get back’ to the structure that school gives them. We share their desire to achieve this and are looking forward to welcoming them all back in September and doing our utmost to continue to give them that very broad curriculum offer in all subject areas with as little limitation as is safely possible.

Click here for a full guide for the arrangements for September. I appreciate that many of you are eager for this information and hope you will understand that the delay in sending it out has been created by the need to evaluate our plans against the various updates to guidance made by the government during the summer break. We have tried to give as much detail as we can to help everyone understand what will be in place at the start of term. Whilst this makes it a long read, we hope that it is, nonetheless, of use and will help to allay some of the potential anxieties you or our students may have. Please do share this guide with your child and talk to them about the information contained it in. On the first morning back for each year group, students will spend the first two lessons going through the systems and routines that are in place across the school with their class tutors.

I look forward to seeing all of the students on their first morning back in school on Tuesday 8th September.

 

*Please note that past updates from the Headteacher have been archived from this page.  Please click here to read them.