Week ending Friday 26 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – updates from the Headteacher

We welcomed Year 10 back for a second week.  It is intended that we will continue with the current timetable of Core Subjects until the last week of term.  In that final week we will publish a new timetable for the Wednesday and Thursday where your son will be invited in for one day to receive face-face tuition from the teachers who deliver the Option subjects.  This facility has only been possible because the Year 12 teaching would have been concluded and the rooms used can now be made available for Year 10, having been thoroughly cleaned.

I continue to be very grateful to Mrs Walker and her Facilities Team who have prepared the whole School site in readiness for staff and students to return each day.  They have peppered the site with little footprints to follow, rolls of hazard tape, clear directional routes and made each area as safe as is possible with sanitisers outside and inside classrooms, wipes inside the room and only the necessary desks required.  Once guidance is received from the Government about distancing we will embark upon adding additional desk into classrooms, whilst maintaining a safe environment.

In the meantime, Year 10 will follow the same subjects on the same day of the week as the one just finished although I have changed the order as some staff noticed that some students were quite fatigued by the last session because of the high-impact lessons delivered every 30-minutes

Year 12 sessions continue with Group 1 on Monday/Tuesday and Group 2 on Thursday/Friday.  Please stick to your groups, refer to your old timetable of when subjects here taught and also note that there are no directed study facilities on site.  You are only supposed to be in school when you have a taught lesson.  The site is as safe as can be but we are only allowing those that need to be on-site, on-site.

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