5 January 2021
Following the Prime Minister‘s announcements on Monday 4th of January we now have greater clarity on our position until February half term. As you will now be aware students are expected to study from home unless they are vulnerable or have parents who are critical workers. Our provision for these two groups has already started on site and we have already started working remotely with all of the students.
There are many questions that remain for schools around free school meal provision, support with devices and more significantly for students in upper groups, what will be the process for calculating their GCSE or equivalent grades later on in the year. As and when we receive further information to help answer these questions we will of course share this with you.
You will shortly receive a letter from Mr McCarthy detailing what you can expect from the online learning provision during this period of lockdown. We are committed to ensure that all students receive the best possible experience that balances the quality of teaching and learning with online safety.
At this time I wish you and your family well and please do not hesitate to contact the school if you require any assistance.