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Covid-19 Update

Dear Parents and Carers

 Yesterday Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education announced that as part of the country’s ongoing response to COVID-19, we were asked to close the school to everyone except children of key workers and vulnerable children from Friday afternoon.  Thank you for your responses to our request for provision over the next two weeks and if you have been catogorised as a key worker and have yet to reply then please do so as a matter of urgency.

It was also confirmed yesterday that examinations will not go ahead in May and June.  We are expecting the DfE to provide “greater clarity on how students and young people will be awarded the examination results they deserve” tomorrow.

It has been decided that due to the current situation regarding  coronavirus, school closure, the effect it is having on business and the Government’s recommendation to avoid unnecessary social contact that work experience will be cancelled for all students.  We are aware that this will be a great disappointment to students but we are acting in their best interest.

The school has a strong career programme that student’s follow and every student will receive career advice and guidance throughout year 11.

If you or your child would like to look at career options please follow this link:

Click on ‘Career Comp@nion’ to access lots of information.

We had an impromptu assembly with Year 11 today where we spoke to them about how their hard work has not been for nothing, and to carry on with the work that has been set until we are fully aware of how grades will be awarded.  I did reiterate that this is not the end so please continue to send in parental pledges.  We are still planning to continue with the Prom and to gather the year group together before the summer break if we can do so.

Tomorrow will also see greater clarity from the Government on how children who are entitled to free school meals will continue to receive this entitlement.  A voucher scheme for supermarkets and local shops are to be set up and once we have the final information, we will pass this on to you.

Packs of work for those who informed us they were unable to access classcharts will be available to collect from lunchtime tomorrow.  If you are unable to collect in person, due to being in self-isolation, please call the school and we will make alternative arrangements.  I have attached with this letter a pamphlet regarding how to help your child with education at home and also a range of activities they can complete daily to supplement the classcharts work.

May I thank you for your continued support as we work together in was is a rapidly changing and unprecedented time.

Yours sincerely

Mr M Hartnell

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