Start of Term Arrangements: January 2021

A Letter from Headteacher, Mrs Ayling

I hope that you and your families are safe and well.

You will be aware that the government announced further changes to the start of the new  term which will see a delay in returning to school for most secondary school students.

The delay has been implemented due to the significant national increase in COVID-19 cases and to provide time to implement the school testing programme announced at the end of last term.

Please refer to this chart which outlines the staggered return to school and our approach to remote learning for  the start of term. Click here to download the details.

The guidance issued to schools outlined that schools are not required to provide remote
learning to students in Year 7-10 until week beginning 11 January. However, in order to minimise disruption to learning we will endeavour to begin the process of remote learning with all students in the week beginning 4 January.

It is essential that students are ready to learn each day and we would ask for your continued support in ensuring that they have a space to work and the resources that they will need in order for them to engage fully in their lessons.

You will note from the attached information that it is currently planned that all students will return to school for face to face teaching on Monday 18 January; please be aware that this may be subject to change in line with government guidance and we will update you accordingly.

Consent for testing

Thank you to families who have completed the consent from for testing in school. If you have not done this you can access the consent details and information regarding the tests in the forms section of ParentMail. Details of the scheduling of testing will be shared week beginning 4 January. Please note that your child may be invited in for a test whilst they are still working at home.

Thank you for your continued support; we look forward to welcoming students back to school at the above times.

We hope that you stay safe and well and we wish everyone a safe and healthy 2021.

Yours faithfully
Lisa Ayling