Dear Parents/Carers,

You will have seen or heard the Prime Minister’s latest announcement regarding the UK recovery plan and plans to reopen schools. Yesterday further information regarding his announcement was released and is available here:

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

We know that the current Covid19 situation has been very difficult for so many of our students, families and staff and I’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank you all for the incredible work you are all doing balancing home learning, working, family life and all the additional pressures and worries brought about by Covid19. For the vast majority of students, remote learning will continue for now and our staff will continue to do their very best to provide a variety of resources that are accessible, relevant and provide the support that every student needs.

With the government’s announcement some of you may be returning to work and will have questions over whether you can now send your child to school. Unfortunately, as per government guidance, we are still closed to all students except those classified as vulnerable or those with essential key worker parents. We will continue to keep you updated should this situation change. As per previous correspondence, a full list of who qualifies as a key worker can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Year 10 and Year 12 students Only:

As outlined in the above link for parents and carers, 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. 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 situations permitting. We will write to those parents with further details when this becomes available.

All Students:

We will continue to provide remote learning provision as per our remote learning guidance. We are continually reviewing and improving this provision and would like to congratulate you all on doing your best in the very challenging conditions. We remain resolute in our endeavours to support you all in every way we can.

Please remember that all updates and key covid19 information are now available in one easy to find location on our website .

Thank you so much for your continued support and for keeping us up to date with all your stories, successes and feedback.

Please continue to stay safe and stay well,

Kindest Regards

Mrs Emmie Seward-Adams

Principal