First and foremost, thank you for your many, many emails last night and today. It was a difficult decision to make and I truly appreciate your understanding, support and even the challenge to make sure that we continue to do our best for our children.
Work has been set on class charts for pupils today and I am already hearing lots of feedback from pupils and staff saying that our pupils are being conscientious and getting on with it! I am so lucky to be the head teacher of this school, with this community and our children who will work hard and do what is right even when it is challenging.
We have had staff training on how to use Google classroom today as some of our pupils have shared that they find this really useful. More staff should be able to communicate with our kids using this tool now.
We have scheduled drop ins times for Year 11 (Wednesday) and Year 10 (Thursday) so that they can come to school to collect resources to help them work from home (if they and they’re households are symptom free). We are also arranging access to our school network so that they can email any saved work on our network to themselves at home.
I have been pushing for answers regarding what is going to happen regarding GCSEs as I know this is a major cause of concern for our senior pupils. I will continue to push until I get an answer. When I know, you will know.
I have arranged that those families who are entitled to free school meals will receive an email with a voucher up to the value of 2 weeks FSM which can be spent in Asda supermarket. I know it is not much but I hope it helps a little at this time.
My key message to our children at the moment is:
Stay in, Stay safe!
Wash your hands!
Please let me know if you have any queries or concerns – only an email away!
PS: STAY IN, STAY SAFE
PPS: WASH YOUR HANDS