Week Ending Friday 5 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – updates from the Headteacher

Firstly, I hope you have had an enjoyable half-term and that you ensured you took the correct precautions over the lovely sunny weather.  Now we are into some form of work mode.

It is my intention to write to Parents next week regarding the gradual opening up of the School for Year 10 and 12 students.  The letters will include a number of expectations that we would need to place upon students who are likely to be allowed onto the School Site.  The School Behaviour Policy has been amended but to summarise, my overriding concern has always been to ensure that all members of the Beths Community are safe, so any infringement that brings others’ safety into question on the site will be dealt with severely.  The School site will be a different place than normal and instructions given will need to be adhered to without question.

When lessons do start for Years 10 and 12, the work covered is expected to assess where students are, plug gaps in understanding and move students forward in their learning.  Online work will mirror face-face work in school.

I don’t generally like to make political comments when representing the School but would like to mention that I felt the recent images from the United States, where George Floyd was callously restrained, resulting in his premature death were appalling and I hope that the perpetrators receive the fullest sanctions possible.  It has focussed us all on the value of how we treat and communicate with each other and especially across different members of our school community.  Black Lives do Matter and so do others as well and I am proud of the rich and diverse community that Beths has become over the years.  All groups who are members of our School Community individually make us more whole and the School is a better place for them being part of it.  The BAME community has played a vital role in this.  I know we are not always perfect but we will continue to strive to make it a better place for all.

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