20th April 2020
RE: Summer Term Working
I hope that, whatever your personal circumstances, you are coping with the current ‘lock down’ and you are keeping yourselves and your family safe.
It feels strange, under the current circumstances, to be reminding people that today is the start of the summer term, but as such I am writing to update you on how the school will be assisting your children in their learning this term.
As lock down continues into this term, we are increasing the amount of subject specific work that will be set for students to work on, and they will be able to access this through their subject “TEAMs”. We have also set up pages for each year group on the school’s website so you can see what they are being asked to do. You will find these under the ‘Students’ menu at the top of the home page.
On these pages you will find :
• a summary of the subject tasks set,
• a summary of how work should be submitted,
• where students can get help if they are finding work difficult
• some suggestions for other activities for health and well-being
• some ideas on how to structure your day to get everything done.
Staff will be monitoring how your children are getting on with the work, and will be available in a variety of ways through “TEAMs” to help and support where necessary. We will also be awarding achievement points for good work and engagement in the normal way!
We are already aware of a number of students who do not have internet access and we will be posting resource packs to you over the next few days. If you do not receive one, or need to be included on our circulation list, please let us know.
We appreciate the difficulties of working in this way over the coming weeks, but will do everything we can to support your children in their work. Please can we ask you to make sure they access work, have a go at it, establish a routine to work for a few hours each day and submit work in the ways indicated when they have done it.
I hope this information is useful to you, if there are any other ways we can help in these challenging times, please get in touch.
Yours sincerely – Keep safe,