Daily Update

11 January 2021

National lockdown - Stay at home

 

Dear Parents / Carers

Year 11 Construction Students

I would like to congratulate our Year 11 Construction students who sat an external examination today.  They dealt with the whole experience with focused, dedication to their studies and great maturity. 

 

Vulnerable Students / Students with Critical Worker Parents

 

New Government Guidance

On Friday afternoon, the Department for Education issued new guidance for vulnerable and critical worker children.  

They state: "parents and carers should keep their children at home if they can".

Therefore, if your child can be safely looked after at home, or your child can be safety left on their own at home, then you should NOT send them into school.  The fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society. 

If you are critical worker, and you do decide to send your child into school, please ensure your child has a packed lunch and something for break. It is also important for your child to bring their own earphones as they may need them for their lessons.

If you need to book your child into our provision for next week - please complete this form by Friday 15 January 2021 at 12:00.

  

Testing for Vulnerable Students / Students with Critical Worker Parents

We have now received our allocation of LFD test kits. Rapid testing helps identify those asymptomatic cases that might otherwise not be detected, causing the virus to spread further. 

We will be starting initial testing of vulnerable children and children of critical workers who are using our provision on Friday. I will contact parents with the details in the next few days.

 

Feedback from today’s Distance Learning

  

Issue with Teams for Year 7 Students

We still have some issues with Year 7 students using Teams.  We are working to rectify the issue and apologise for any inconvenience caused by this.  Please remember that this technology is new for us and doing what we can to ensure a smooth remote learning experience for all students.

Help with Work

In order to assist our students further, from tomorrow, they will have the opportunity to speak to a member of staff live on Teams between 08:30 - 08:50 (tutor time) and 10:50 - 11:10 (break time).  I hope this initiative will allow students to get answers to queries quickly on a daily basis. 

In order to access the Student Help Team, the student must logon to Microsoft Teams (using their school email and password) and follow the instructions attached.

Registration

Each morning, students must register using the link on EPraise - it will be under 'Tutor'.  They must register before 09:30 in order to get a mark for attendance.  Please ensure your child enters their full name when registering.

Furthermore, can I please remind you that students can request a phone call when they complete the daily registration form.  They must specify the member of staff they wish to speak to and provide a phone number so we can call them.

Live Lesson Timetable

Please accept my apologies, I had planned to include this in yesterday's email.  Please see below for this week's Live Lesson schedule.  We are currently collating the schedule for the rest of the half term and will issue it later this week.

 

Year Group

Subject

Class

Date

Time

Teacher

7

English

7M/En2

11.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Mrs Derome

7

English

7M/En4

13.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Miss Fanning

7

Maths

7M/Ma1

14.01.21

11.10 – 12.10

Mr Payne

7

Maths

7M/Ma2

12.01.21

13.50 – 14.50

Miss Boswell

7

Maths 

7M/Ma3

11.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Mr Payne

7

Maths

7M/Ma4

13.01.21

09.50 – 10.50

Mrs Blake

8

English

8M/En1

12.01.21

12.10 – 13.10

Mrs Syrett

8

English

8M/En2

11.01.21

11.10 -12.10

Mrs Syrett

8

English

8M/En4

14.01.21

12.10 – 13.10

Miss Fanning

8

Geography

8N/Gg1

14.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Mrs Derome

8

Geography

8N/Gg2

13.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Mr Cox

8

Geography

8N/Gg3

11.01.21

13.50 – 14.50

Mr Cox

8

Geography

8N/Gg4

11.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Mr Cox

8

Maths

8M/Ma1

12.01.21

13.50 – 14.50

Mr Payne

8

Maths

8M/Ma2

12.01.21

13.50 -14.50

Mrs Ayanbadejo

8

Maths

8M/Ma3

11.01.21

11.10 – 12.10

Miss Boswell

8

Maths

8M/Ma4

11.01.21

09.50 – 10.50

Miss Boswell

9

English

9M/En1

11.01.21

09.50 – 10.50

Mrs Syrett

9

English

9M/En2

14.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Miss Fanning

9

English

9N/En2

12.01.21

09.50 – 10.50

Mrs Syrett

9

Geography

9F/Gg1

11.01.21

11.10 – 12.10

Mr Cox

9

Geography

9F/Gg2

15.01.21

09.50 – 10.50

Mr Cox

9

Geography

9S/Gg1

14.01.21

11.10 – 12.10

Ms Corp

9

Geography

9S/Gg2

14.01.21

09.50 – 10.50

Ms Corp

9

Maths

9M/Ma1

13.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Mrs Blake

9

Maths

9M/Ma2

13.01.21

12.10 -13.10

Mr Payne

9

Maths

9N/Ma1

14.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Mrs Ayanbadejo

9

Maths

9N/Ma2

13.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Mr Payne

10

English

10X/En1

12.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Mrs Dobinson

10

Geography

10A/Gg1

13.01.21

11.10 – 12.10

Mr Cox

10

Geography

10C/Gg1

13.01.21

12.10 – 13.10

Mr Cox

10

Maths

10X/Ma1

13.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Mrs Blake

10

Maths

10X/Ma2

14.01.21

12.10 – 13.10

Mrs Ayanbadejo

10

Maths

10X/Ma3

14.01.21

13.50 – 14.50

Mr Payne

10

Maths

10X/Ma4

14.01.21

13.50 – 14.50

Mrs Ayanbadejo

11

Dance

11Z/Dc1

12.01.21

11.10 – 12.10

Mrs Harrison

11

Designing Built Environment

11C/Dc1

14.01.21

12.10 – 13.10

Mrs Derome

11

Drama

11C/Dc1

14.01.21

12.10 – 13.10

Mrs Harrison

11

English

11X/En1

15.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Mrs Slayford

11

English

11X/En2

13.01.21

11.10 – 12.10

Mrs Dobinson

11

English

11X/En3

11.01.20

08.50 – 09.50

Mrs Dobinson

11

English

11X/En4

15.01.21

09.50 – 10.50

Mrs Slayford

11

Maths

11X/Ma1

11.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Mr McKeown

11

Maths

11X/Ma2

12.01.21

13.50 – 14.50

Mrs Blake

11

Maths

11X/Ma3

15.01.21

08.50 – 09.50

Mrs Blake

11

Maths

11X/Ma4

13.01.21

11.10 – 12.10

Mr Payne

11

Music

11D/Mu1

15.01.21

12.10 – 13.10

Mrs Halliday

 

Communication 

Over this period, I intend to communicate with you daily by email.  We will also place these messages on our website, under ’News’.  Please ensure we have your correct email address and mobile number.  If you have changed your email or mobile recently, please complete this form so we can update our records.

 

Contact Us

Our new Contact Form is on our website under the 'Contact Us' menu item, or it can be accessed by clicking here.  This is the best way to communicate directly with us. 

 

Stay safe

 

Desi

  

Desi McKeown

Headteacher