Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has written an open letter to parents, carers and guardians following the news that all primary schools, secondary secondary schools, special and alternative provision schools, colleges and further education settings will be opening to all pupils from 8 March as part of the Government's plans to lift the restrictions imposed on society due to COVID-19.
I hope you are well and pleased to hear Boris Johnson’s announcement last night that all students will be returning to school from Monday 8 March. To enable us to plan for the safe return of students and to complete the testing processes necessary, we require your consent if you are prepared for your child(ren) to be tested.
I would like to say a big thank you to all of our students for their hard work and resilience with on-line learning over the last 6 weeks. The students attending the academy have remained positive, polite and engaged even during a very cold and snowy week when I’m sure they would have preferred to have been at home with ‘snow days’.
I hope you are all well, safe and that home learning continues to thrive. I thought I would start by sharing a positive and thank your child for their commitment to the work they are completing both remotely and in responding to challenges set. Thank you also for supporting both them and us to do the best that we can.
I hope you are all well and safe and that home learning continues to thrive. I thought I would start by sharing a positive and thank your child for their commitment to the work they are completing both remotely and in responding to challenges set.
I hope you are all safe and well and are able to access our remote offer with success. The attendance and engagement from students continues to be strong and where issues have arisen are being addressed quickly by individual teachers, tutors, pastoral staff and the ICT team.
As I am sure you are aware, the DfE have tasked secondary schools with completing mass testing for asymptomatic cases of Covid-19 for all staff and students within the academy. For the vast majority of students, this will be when they return following lockdown and we will update you as to when we have further information on this return.
I hope you are well and that the interesting and variable start to education this term is not causing too many frustrations. We have found students to be engaged, keen, ready and excited about learning both virtually and in the building. Can I apologise to those who were effected on Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning for the lack of connectivity and therefore hindrance of some ‘face to face’ teaching, however all lessons resources are now in Class Charts for you to access. Hopefully the server issues we had are now rectified.
Following the further government update announced by the Prime Minister last night, the following are the amended arrangements as of Wednesday 6th January until 12th February (half term). Please note that this information is subject to change in line with government guidance and any updates will be communicated via the website as usual. I will endeavour to post a weekly update via the academy website as I have been doing since the first lockdown in March.
Firstly, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and hope that I hope this letter finds you and your families well and that you have enjoyed a peaceful Christmas.