Parents/carers: Important information and frequently asked questions

As you can imagine, we are receiving a lot of questions from parents/carers at this time. We have done our best to compile some of the most frequent enquiries we have received from parents/carers as follows, as we may be unable to respond to your questions individually at this time. This will be updated daily for as long as we are able.

The government has also put together some information specifically for parents/carers which you may find helpful:

Contents

Questions will be grouped under the following headings:

  • For parents/carers of all students (last updated 21/05/2020)
  • For parents/carers whose children are still attending school (vulnerable children and children of key workers) (last updated 26/03/2020)
  • For parents/carers whose children are accessing home learning (last updated 21/05/2020)

For parents of all students

Will Year 10 and Year 12 students be returning to school? (Updated 21/5/2020)

The government has prioritised students who are moving towards examination years for the first phase of returning to school. They have outlined that Year 10 and 12 students may be able to receive some face-to-face support to supplement their remote learning in preparation for examinations next year. At this stage, they are not expecting Year 10 and 12 students to return on a full-time or timetabled basis. Further details regarding our Y10/12 provision will be sent to parents shortly but please rest assured that safety, health and wellbeing continue to be our highest priority whilst supporting your child’s education in the best way possible moving forward.

Please also rest assured that we will not be forcing any child to attend and will be making provision for those that can't. Parent choice will remain and no parent or child will be penalised for their child's non-attendance. We are looking to ensure equality of provision for all students, being mindful of everyone's different and challenging circumstances.

Where can I seek further support for myself and my family during this time? (Updated 21/5/2020)

There are a number of organisations, both locally and nationally, who may be able to offer support in a range of situations. This is not an exhaustive list, but you may find some of these contact details useful.

For students, there is also the college student support email which is being monitored by pastoral staff daily: studentsupport@bodmincollege.co.uk

Can I claim back money paid for trips and activities which are no longer taking place? (Updated 21/5/2020)

The majority of trips and visits have now been cancelled and refund forms have been posted to parents/carers, using the registered addresses we hold for students. A box has been set up in the college foyer for return of these forms. If you have not received a refund form, please email the college finance office: finance@bodmincollege.co.uk

Will Year 10 and Year 12 students be returning to school? (Added 14/5/2020)

The government has prioritised students who are in a transition year for the first phase of returning to school. They have outlined that Year 10 and 12 students may be able to receive some face-to-face support to supplement their remote learning in preparation for examinations next year. At this stage they are not expecting Year 10 and 12 students to return on a full-time or timetabled basis. This is anticipated to be available from the 1st June 2020 at the very earliest (situation permitting), and only where it is safe to do so. Obviously this will encompass a significant amount of careful planning to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students, staff and families. We will write to those parents with further details in due course.

I have a son/daughter in Year 6. Will there be a transition day? (Added 14/5/2020)

We are still awaiting further guidance with regards to transition day arrangements and will be in touch with Year 6 parents in due course.

If my child is in Year 11 or Year 13, do they need to continue completing work? (Updated 14/5/2020)

There is no requirement for students to submit additional work in order for teachers to make judgements about what grades will be awarded. If there is a non-exam assessment or a coursework element which students would like to complete, or where students intend to continue their study in that subject in the future, we would recommend that students do so, but not doing so will not disadvantage any student in terms of judgements made to award grades. We would encourage all students to consider the benefits of continuing to develop essential knowledge and skills for the future, regardless of examination outcomes.

Looking to the future, a letter has been sent to all Year 11 students from Mr Crane issuing details regarding pre-course activities for Sixth Form study. These transition resources give students an opportunity to begin exploring some of the courses they may wish to pursue next year and can be accessed here: https://bodmincollege1.sharepoint.com/sites/BCSixthTransition

For Year 13 students preparing for university, training or employment, many individual universities, colleges and training providers are publishing information about how students can start to prepare for progression and we would advise students to start investigating this based on their chosen pathways for next year. We would also recommend following the BC Sixth Form and William Clift Academy pages on Facebook, where students will see regular links to advice and information to support their next steps. Additionally, up until the 29th May, there will be subject specific enrichment opportunities available to students through SMHW and Sixth Form staff will continue to be available to respond to any questions or concerns beyond this date. The government have also launched an online learning platform to boost workplace skills, offering courses on everyday maths and using technology, which may be useful for some students considering progression to employment: https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/

Where can I access all of the key documents and information for parents/carers? (Added 23/04/2020)

There is now a dedicated page on the college website where all the key information and updates for parents/carers can be found in one place. This can be accessed by following the link on the college homepage or here: https://www.bodmincollege.co.uk/parentstudentarea/covid-19/ Here you will find advice and guidance to support every aspect of learning and wellbeing during the current school closure period. Additionally, these FAQs are being updated regularly and provide a summary of essential information as it becomes available.

Where can I seek further support for myself and my family during this time? (Added 23/04/2020)

There are a number of organisations, both locally and nationally, who may be able to offer support in a range of situations. This is not an exhaustive list, but you may find some of these contact details useful.

  • Elaine Munday - College chaplain and Bodmin Team Ministry Vicar: email munday@bodminway.org (emotional/spiritual support/help with Foodbank vouchers or just a listening ear)
  • Samaritans – 24 hour free helpline 116 123 or samaritans.org.uk
  • MIND (Mental Health charity) – 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri 9-6) or mind.org.uk
  • Cruse Bereavement Care – 0808 8080 1677 (Mon-Fri 9.30-5) or cruse.org.uk
  • Cornwall Bereavement Network – for practical advice following a bereavement 01872 252713 (Mon-Fri 9-4). For emotional support services, 01726 829874 (7 days 10-6).
  • Refuge (advice on dealing with domestic violence) – 24 hour helpline 0800 2000 247 or refuge.org.uk and https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help
  • NSPCC (child welfare charity) – 24 hour helpline 0800 800 5000 (for adults raising concerns about a child) or nspcc.org.uk

For students, there is also the college student support email which is being monitored by pastoral staff daily: studentsupport@bodmincollege.co.uk

Can my child still access a free school meal whilst school is closed? (Updated 16/4/2020)

Yes. The government have announced a weekly food voucher scheme for free school meals which can be redeemed at local supermarkets. These vouchers will be emailed or, where parents/carers don’t have email, posted out to eligible families each week. Please let us know if the contact details we hold for you need updating and be aware that these emails will come from Edenred rather than Bodmin College.

We believe that the vast majority of people are receiving their vouchers but are aware that some individuals are still waiting to receive their voucher codes. Edenred assure us that they are being processed. They apologise for the delay and they are working around the clock to meet the national demand and to resolve the situation. Please be assured that the college has done all it can to arrange food vouchers as per the government scheme and will continue to follow up on your behalf. We would advise you to keep checking your emails, including any spam folders.

Where can I find advice about supporting my child with their mental health? (Updated 16/4/2020)

We know that these are challenging and stressful times and it is important to take care of your family’s mental health and wellbeing. There are lots of things you can do and a good place to start is www.actionforchildren.org.uk which offers advice to parents of children from 0-19 on a range of issues, such as anxiety, behaviour and finances. The government have also released guidance for supporting young people’s mental health and wellbeing:  

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Can I claim back money paid for trips and activities which are no longer taking place? (Updated 16/4/2020)

We are starting to receive responses from our trip insurance companies and providers to establish the best ways to negotiate refunds. This means that we will hopefully be in touch with individuals affected very shortly. As you can imagine, these companies are experiencing a high number of enquiries currently and we will continue to work on your behalf to ensure financial reimbursement where possible. The government has also promised funds for schools to cover costs incurred, however full details of how this will work are still yet to be finalised. We appreciate that this is a worrying time financially for many families and thank you for your patience in knowing that trip leaders will contact you with further information as soon as they are able.

If my child is in Year 11 or Year 13, do they need to continue completing work? (Updated 16/4/2020)

There is no requirement for students to submit additional work in order for teachers to make judgements about what grades will be awarded. If there is a non-exam assessment or a coursework element which students are able to complete, or where students intend to continue their study in that subject in the future, we would recommend that students do so, but not doing so will not disadvantage any student in terms of judgements made to award grades. We would encourage all students to consider the benefits of continuing to develop essential knowledge and skills for the future, regardless of examination outcomes. In a few weeks, Mr Crane will be issuing details to students in Year 11 regarding pre-course activities for Sixth Form study, as well as guidance for Year 13 about preparing for university, training and employment.

Can my child still access a free school meal whilst school is closed? (Updated 3/4/2020)

Yes. The government have now announced a weekly food voucher scheme for free school meals which can be redeemed at local supermarkets. These vouchers will be emailed or, where parents/carers don’t have email, posted out to eligible families. Please let us know if the contact details we hold for you need updating and be aware that these emails will come from EdenRed rather than Bodmin College.

How will my child’s GCSE, BTEC or A-level grades be calculated? (Updated 3/4/2020)

The government has released further guidance about how qualifications will be awarded following the announcement that all exams have been cancelled for this year. Schools will be asked to make grade assessments and to rank order students using a range of attainment evidence. Further information for students and parents can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/877830/Letter_to_students_-_Summer_2020_grading.pdf

If my child is in Year 11 or Year 13, do they need to continue completing work? (Updated 3/4/2020)

There is no requirement for students to submit additional work in order for teachers to make judgements about what grades will be awarded. If there is a non-exam assessment or a coursework element which students are able to complete, or where students intend to continue their study in that subject in the future, we would recommend that students do so, but not doing so will not disadvantage any student in terms of judgements made to award grades. We would encourage all students to consider the benefits of continuing to develop essential knowledge and skills for the future, regardless of examination outcomes.

Will my child still get a place in the Sixth Form? (Updated 3/4/2020)

Yes. Mr Crane (Head of Sixth Form) has written to students assuring them that there will be an opportunity for all Year 11 students to access a place in the Sixth Form. We will continue to support all our Year 11 students in ensuring that they are enrolled on the right courses for them, and we would advise that students use this time to start to research the knowledge and skills required for the courses they are interested in studying. We will be in contact soon with more information regarding this.

Where can I find advice about supporting my child with their mental health? (Added 3/4/2020)

We know that these are challenging and stressful times and it is important to take care of your family’s mental health. There are lots of things you can do and a good place to start is www.actionforchildren.org.uk which offers advice to parents of children from 0-19 on things such as anxiety, behaviour and finances.

Can I claim back money paid for trips and activities which are no longer taking place? (Added 23/3/2020)

We are in the process of contacting our insurance company and trip providers to establish the best way to negotiate refunds. As you can imagine, these companies are experiencing a high number of enquiries currently and we will continue to work on your behalf to ensure financial reimbursement where possible. The government has also promised funds for schools to cover costs incurred, however full details of how this will work are still yet to be finalised. Please be aware that our finance office is currently inundated with queries. We appreciate that this is a worrying time financially for many families and thank you for your patience in knowing that trip leaders will contact you with further information as soon as we are able.

How will my child’s GCSE, BTEC or A-level grades be calculated? (Added 23/3/2020)

The government has released some guidance about how qualifications will be awarded following the announcement that all exams have been cancelled for this year. They are continuing to work with exam boards to finalise these arrangements but have assured schools that a fair system will be devised based on a range of evidence which could include prior attainment data, teacher assessment, coursework and mock exams. Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020

If my child is in Year 11 or Year 13, do they need to continue completing work? (Added 23/3/2020)

Yes. Until full details of how grades will be awarded have been agreed, we feel it is best for students to continue with their study as usual, particularly where there is a non-exam assessment or coursework element which students are able to work on, or where students intend to continue their study in that subject in the future. This will be reviewed once further guidance has been released by the Department for Education and the exam awarding bodies. Dr Dixon will continue to keep parents/carers informed of developments related to this issue.

Will my child still get a place in the Sixth Form? (Added 23/3/2020)

Yes. Mr Crane (Head of Sixth Form) will be writing to parents/carers and assuring students that there will be an opportunity for all Year 11 students to access a place in the Sixth Form. We will be as flexible and supportive as possible in ensuring students are enrolled on the right courses for them, and students should not worry unnecessarily that their mock results will purely be used to inform this.

How do I know if my child is classified as a ‘vulnerable child’? (Added 21/03/2020)

Students classified as ‘vulnerable’ according to government guidance, include those students with an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan), those who have an allocated social worker, young carers, and those on child protection plans. If we believe that your child meets these criteria, we will already have contacted you about whether they will be continuing to attend school.

For parents whose children who are still attending school (vulnerable children and children of keyworkers)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Unless parents’ work is critical to the Covid-19 response and there is no other childcare alternative, please ensure that your child is kept at home.

Can my child still attend school during the Easter holidays? (Added 26/3/2020)

Yes. If your child has been attending school due to parents working in key worker roles or due to their status as a vulnerable student, then we will contact you directly to arrange childcare places during the Easter holidays, as required. If your child can be kept at home and alternative arrangements can be made, we continue to urge you to do so.

What measures are being put in place to increase hygiene and encourage social distancing in school? (Added 23/3/2020)

Students continuing to attend school will:

  • Wash hands for 20 seconds at the start and end of each session and whenever necessary
  • Reduce contact with shared surfaces and surfaces will be cleaned between use (alcohol spray available in all rooms)
  • Use the same PC each day where necessary
  • Be reminded not to touch their faces
  • Be encouraged to keep a 2m distance where possible, including in classrooms and when queuing for food etc.
  • Report any student that they believe should not be in school

Furthermore, the thumbprint terminals in the canteen are switched off and students will simply give their name when purchasing food.

In line with government advice, we would strongly encourage all parents, where possible, to keep their children at home to reduce attendance at college to the essential only.

Does my child need to wear their school uniform? (Added 21/03/2020)

From Monday, we will not expect students to attend college in their school uniform. We would still ask however that students are dressed appropriately for school. Additionally, there will be enrichment activities and opportunities taking place where it would be sensible for students to bring PE kit and a set of old clothes/footwear to change into.

Will school buses and taxis still run? (Added 21/03/2020)

Yes. Until further notice, students who use school transport to travel to and from college will still be able to catch buses and taxis as normal.

Will the canteen still be open? (Added 21/03/2020)

Yes. A selection of hot and cold foods will still be available to purchase at break and lunchtime in Bell Canteen. If your child would usually receive a free school meal, this will continue as normal.

Will my child’s timetable be the same? (Added 21/03/2020)

Yes. As closely as possible, students attending college will complete learning for the same subjects which are usually timetabled for them on that day and so students should be prepared with the appropriate equipment/books for their usual subjects. However, the timings and locations of the lessons will differ from their current timetable and additional enrichment activities will also be built into the college day.

For parents whose children are accessing learning at home

Does my child need to complete work on SMHW during May half term? (Added 21/5/2020)

No. Remote learning via SMHW will only be set during term-time. However, a suggested list of enrichment activities will be sent to all parents to provide some ideas and suggestions for the holiday. Remote learning will resume on Monday 1st June.

Is there any possibility of live or video recorded lessons online? (Added 21/5/2020)

We are currently exploring the possibilities offered by online learning platforms such as MS Teams and hope to be able to send out further information about this soon. Our priority, however, is ensuring equality of opportunity and provision for students and we are mindful of some of the challenges students may be experiencing in accessing technology.

What will remote learning involve for my child? (Added 23/4/2020)

Our staff aim to ensure a variety of learning activities are available that can take place at home and, where possible, will provide project-based alternatives that are not dominated by technology and allow for flexible learning. These tasks will be set on SMHW in line with your child’s usual school timetable during term time. Full guidance about remote learning can be found on the college website. https://www.bodmincollege.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/documents/WorkingRemotelyParentGuidance.pdf

Does my child need to complete everything set on SMHW? (Updated 23/4/2020)

No. We know that during this unprecedented time, families will be facing their own difficulties and managing remote learning can be challenging. Our primary aim is to support our students and families and ensure that you have access to all the resources you need. How much each student is able to complete will depend on your family’s personal circumstances and we leave that to your judgement. Detailed guidance about managing remote learning can be found on the college website. https://www.bodmincollege.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/documents/WorkingRemotelyParentGuidance.pdf

What is Satchel One? (Added 23/04/2020)

Satchel One is the parent company of Show My Homework. When students log on to SMHW on a computer, they may notice that the website they are taken to is actually called Satchel One. Students who access SMHW via the SMHW app on a smartphone or tablet will find that there will be an update to the name of the app at the beginning of May, which also will then be called Satchel One. SMHW will continue to function through this app in exactly the same way.

What happens if my child has issues with their SMHW or RM Portico log-in? (Updated 23/4/2020)

We have a computer support helpdesk available which students can email directly to contact our IT technicians who will do their best to resolve any problems with SMHW and RM Portico access. In this event, students should email: csdsupport@bodmincollege.co.uk. There is guidance on SMHW for all students regarding how to access RM Portico, college email and Microsoft applications such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel. Once logged in, the SMHW website also provides a helpdesk and online chat support for parents and students: https://showmyhomework.secure.force.com/help/.

Can my child borrow a laptop or tablet from school in order to access remote learning? (Added 16/4/2020)

We are aware that not all students have access to the technology and equipment which they may need to easily access the remote learning resources being set. Unfortunately, we do not have enough laptops/tablets to loan out to students in this position. We are aware that the Department for Education are discussing grants for parents to enable access to technology and as soon as we receive any news on this, we will let parents know. 

What happens if my child has issues with their SMHW or RM Portico log-in? (Updated 16/4/2020)

We have a computer support helpdesk available which students can email directly to contact our IT technicians who will do their best to resolve any problems with SMHW and RM Portico access. In this event, students should email: csdsupport@bodmincollege.co.uk. There is also guidance on SMHW for all students regarding how to access RM Portico, college email and Microsoft applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Does my child need to complete everything set on SMHW? (Updated 16/4/2020)

No. We would encourage students to access and complete as much as they are able, but we understand that this may not always be easy where students are sharing computer equipment at home, or where they would usually receive additional support with their learning. Teachers will continue to ensure that, during term-time, there are tasks set on SMHW in line with your child’s usual school timetable, so it may appear that there is a lot each day for your child to do. However, we know that there are many challenges that families will be experiencing at this time and we do not wish for students or parents to be overwhelmed by this. We know that you are doing your best and we trust that you will make appropriate judgements about how much remote learning is manageable, based on your own personal circumstances. We will do our best to support you where possible. We are currently reviewing our online learning provision and will be providing parents with updated guidance soon.

How can I ensure my child is safe online? (Added 3/4/2020)

The government have released an update for parents with advice on keeping their children safe online.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
Does my child need to complete everything set on SMHW? (Added 26/3/2020)

No. We would encourage students to access and complete as much as they are able, but we understand that this may not always be easy where students are sharing computer equipment at home, or where they would usually receive additional support with their learning. Teachers will continue to ensure that, during term-time, there are tasks set on SMHW in line with your child’s usual school timetable, so it may appear that there is a lot each day for your child to do. However, we know that there are many challenges that families will be experiencing at this time and we do not wish for students or parents to be overwhelmed by this. We know that you are doing your best and we trust that you will make appropriate judgements about how much remote learning is manageable, based on your own personal circumstances. We will do our best to support you where possible. As you can appreciate, this has been unfamiliar territory for everyone so we will continue to review advice and guidance as we move forward after Easter.

Can lesson resources be emailed to students instead of using SMHW? (Updated 26/3/2020)

No. SMHW offers staff and students a single platform for online learning where staff can:

  • upload resources
  • set quizzes/spelling tests
  • attach links to websites, video tutorials etc.
  • assess and provide feedback on student work

In return, students can:

  • download and edit documents
  • upload their work
  • ask questions and make comments which their teacher will see

Many staff teach hundreds of students each week and SMHW organises responses on a class by class basis, making this far more manageable than a busy email inbox, where student responses could be missed. Furthermore, please be aware that a number of teachers will be working from home during this period of time, with their own health considerations and childcare commitments, and that they will do their best to respond to students as regularly as possible.

Only where absolutely necessary, students can use email to contact teachers but this should be avoided if SMHW can be used instead. Where students do use email, they should use their school email account (not a personal account), and it would be helpful if they could include their full name to make it easier for teachers to identify who the email is from. A list of staff email addresses has been emailed out to students.

Can my child still access a free-school meal whilst school is closed? (Updated 24/3/2020)

Yes. Parents will now need to email Aspens directly to arrange for a free-school meal package to be collected. The email address is as follows: bodmin.college@aspens-services.com
In the event that a food voucher scheme becomes available, this information will be shared with parents at that time.

Will my child be set homework in addition to daily lesson tasks? (Added 24/3/2020)

No. Students will not be set separate homework tasks, however we would encourage students to revisit the work they have completed already to respond to teacher’s comments and to make improvements. Work submitted to staff will be marked and feedback provided once every two weeks. We would also recommend that students undertake any wider reading/research that will support their understanding of topics they are studying and/or read for pleasure for at least 15 minutes per day.

Will lessons continue to be set on SMHW during the Easter holidays? (Added 24/3/2020)

No. Remote learning via SMHW will only be set during term-time. However, a suggested list of enrichment activities will be sent to all parents to provide some ideas and suggestions for the holidays.

Can lesson resources be emailed to students instead of using SMHW? (Added 23/3/2020)

No. SMHW offers staff and students a single platform for online learning where staff can:

  • upload resources
  • set quizzes/spelling tests
  • attach links to websites, video tutorials etc.
  • assess and provide feedback on student work

In return, students can:

  • download and edit documents
  • upload their work
  • ask questions and make comments which their teacher will see

Many staff teach hundreds of students each week and SMHW organises responses on a class by class basis, making this far more manageable than a busy email inbox, where student responses could be missed. Furthermore, please be aware that a number of teachers will be working from home during this period of time, with their own health considerations and childcare commitments, and that they will do their best to respond to students as regularly as possible.

Only where absolutely necessary, students can use email to contact teachers but this should be avoided if SMHW can be used instead. Where students do use email, it would be helpful if they could include their full name to make it easier for teachers to identify who the email is from. A list of staff email addresses has been emailed out to students.

What does my child need to do to upload their work onto SMHW? (Added 23/3/2020)

Students have been emailed a link (see below) to a tutorial showing how tasks can be completed directly on SMHW using the word processing tool or uploaded from their saved documents, Dropbox or Google Drive. This also includes instructions about how work can be uploaded through the SMHW mobile app. https://help.teamsatchel.com/en/articles/2912000-submitting-my-work-online

Can my child collect their books and resources from school if they were absent when school was open? (Updated 23/2/2020)

We have received a number of requests via the ‘Contact us’ form on the website asking for books and resources to be collated for collection. We had previously asked parents to use this method to request this, but in light of continued government guidance regarding social distancing, we feel it is no longer appropriate for books/resources to be collected from school. The government have advised essential travel only. In exceptional circumstances only, we may be able to deliver books but this will be a limited service. Most students should be able to continue to access online learning without needing their exercise books or other paper resources.

Can my child still access a free-school meal whilst school is closed? (Added 21/03/2020)

Yes. Parents will be need to contact reception by 11am to request a free school meal. This can then be collected by parents between 2pm and 2.30pm. In the event that a food voucher scheme becomes available, this information will be shared with parents at that time.

What happens if my child has issues with their SMHW or RM Portico log-in? (Added 21/03/2020)

We have a computer support helpdesk available which students can email to contact our IT technicians who will do their best to resolve any problems with SMHW and RM Portico log-access. In this event, students should email:csdsupport@bodmincollege.co.uk There is also guidance on SHMW for all students regarding how to access RMPortico, college email and Microsoft applications such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel.

How will students contact their teachers? (Added 21/03/2020)

Students will be able to ask questions and share their work with their teachers either by uploading it onto SMHW or via email. It would be helpful if students could include their full name in their emails to make it easier for teachers to identify who the work is from. Teachers will then be able to respond with feedback and advice as required. A list of staff email addresses has also been emailed out to students. Please be aware that a number of teachers will also be working from home with their own health considerations and childcare commitments and that they will do their best to respond to students as regularly as possible.

Can my child collect their books and resources from school if they were absent when school was open? (Added 21/03/2020)

If your child has not been able to collect their books and resources before school closure, please inform reception using the ‘Contact us’ form on the college website and we will arrange for resources to be collated and either delivered or collected.