It has now been confirmed that only students in Years 10 and 12 will have the opportunity to return to school from the week commencing Monday June 15th. The time students will spend in school for their ‘face to face’ sessions will, however, be limited due to social distancing restrictions. As such it is essential that home learning arrangements are maintained for all year groups. We continue to be conscious of the anxiety this may cause amongst the students. It is therefore imperative that our young people are constantly reassured that any decisions regarding curriculum changes will be made on a national level and will not disadvantage any individuals. Subjects leaders and classroom teachers continue to provide learning resources via the school VLE, email communication and various on-line learning platforms.
The work being made available seeks to provide the same broad and balanced curriculum experience the students would have received, had they remained in school. Student well-being, at this unprecedented time, continues to be a priority. The level of work being provided may seem overwhelming to many students but we would like to emphasise that there is no expectation for all work to be completed. We would instead encourage students to engage in a variety of subject-based activities and recommend approximately two hours, per day, using the resources provided. It may be that some students also wish to supplement this and consolidate their understanding by using some of the learning platforms which offer greater independence, e.g. GCSEpod, ActiveLearn and BBC Bitesize.
The links below will take you to a summary of home learning arrangements for each of the years groups 7-10. In this document you will find details of the work being set in each subject and the location of online resources where appropriate. In addition, contact details for subject leaders and lead teachers has been given to allow direct enquiries to be made where further assistance is required. We are aware that many students have worked incredibly hard during this period of school closure. We would therefore recommend that completed tasks are emailed to classroom teachers for feedback.
We wish you and your families well at this difficult time and will continue to provide additional information as it becomes available.