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Friday 27th March
Our wonderful Mr Farnworth has produced this video to give you a bit of extra support with Google Classroom.
Please can I also remind you to use school email addresses (not personal ones) for all student/staff communication.
Also, this way of learning is new for everyone (teachers included). Teachers will try to respond to your emails but it might take them a day or two to get back to you. Where possible, try to communicate within a Google Classroom if one is available.
You’ve made a super start to online learning this week – keep up the good work!
Tuesday 24th March
Online Learning Update
Significant amounts of work is being set using school email and Google Classroom.
Students can access these from any phone, tablet or PC, using the same login details as they use for the school IT system. You will need to ensure that the Gmail or Google Classroom app has been downloaded and installed first. These are available for free from the Google Play Store for Android devices or the Apple AppStore.
For other online services, such as Hegarty Maths or Seneca Learning, students set their own password and should use the Forgotten Password link to reset if needed.
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Thursday 19th March
I am writing to provide a brief update following the government announcement yesterday afternoon. As you can imagine, we are still awaiting many more details about the main headline points, but at present this is our school position.
Firstly, the government has announced that all GCSE exams that were scheduled for May/June have been cancelled. They have promised to identify alternative ways to assess the Year 11 students, with qualifications still being awarded as usual. There have been lots of suggestions about mock results, teacher predictions etc being used, but this is simply speculation and we must trust the relevant authorities to make a decision that is fair for all students. As soon as we have more information we will let you know. It is important to emphasise that the academic year has not been cancelled, so the Year 11 students should continue to study with the sxpectation that a fair assessment of their work is still to take place.
Secondly, there was the announcement that all schools are to close for the vast majority of students from Monday. There has been no ‘return’ date speculated and we have been told that the closure is until further notice. However, we have been asked by the government to remain open for the children of key workers so that they can continue to work in their crucial roles. We expect key workers to be identified as the following categories:-Health professional/NHS worker-Emergency Services (Police/Fire/Ambulance)-Social Care worker-Transport, delivery, food services-Armed forces.We need to collect as much information as soon as possible so that plans can be drafted for the children of these workers. If you fall into any of these categories can you please complete the googlelink below by 9am tomorrow.https://forms.gle/FE8osUwAUUswqjGAA
We will make sure that structured plans are in place for all students who are not in school to access regular, organised activities from across the curriculum. Further details will be sent before the end of the week.
Thanks for your continuing support during this situation and further updates will follow as we receive more information. As always, please contact me directly with any questions or queries.
Tuesday 17th March
Coronavirus – Partial Closure – Wednesday 18th March to Friday 20th March
School is open for Years 7, 10 and 11 only
This is due to staffing difficulties caused by the Covid-19 virus – Years 8 and 9 can access a range of activities through Seneca and GoogleClassroom – Extra resources are also available from School Reception – Further updates will be sent by text/email – Thanks to all parents/carers for support and sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by this partial closure.