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Summer exam grades - update SQ
19 Jan

Summer Exam Grades Update

We are conscious that there remains a great deal of uncertainty regarding summer examination grades and this is, understandably, a source of anxiety amongst our students and families. The Department for Education and Ofqual are currently seeking views, by way of a consultation document, to gather opinions regarding their proposals for managing the grading of the summer exams. The following link wi...

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COVID-19 Quick Update 2 SQ
15 Jan

Lockdown 3 - Update for Parents and Carers

Dear Parents and Carers I do hope you and your loved ones are all well. In Sir Ken’s absence, as he recovers from his operation, I wanted to share an update with you as we complete our second week of Lockdown 3. Please take a few minutes to go through this, as it may also address any concerns or questions you have. Thank you. Attendance The school remains open to Key Wor...

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Mass Testing - Karen SQ
15 Jan

Coronavirus Mass Testing Programme

We would like to announce that we have now set up our Coronavirus Mass Testing Programme for the staff and students at Harton. This started today with the testing of many of our staff. We would like to formally thank the army for their help and support in ensuring the school’s testing centre is fit for purpose. We are one of very few schools to have been visited by the army and are delighted to ...

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FSM Vouchers@3x
14 Jan

Free School Meals Voucher Reintroduction

Dear Parents and Carers I hope you and your loved ones are well. We can now advise you that, as expected, the government has finally re-introduced its voucher scheme for students who are entitled to free school meals (FSM). We are working hard to ensure the vouchers get to you by Friday 15 January. They will total £15 per child per week. These vouchers are being back-d...

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Home Learning Resources
8 Jan

Home Learning Resources

It is more important than ever at this time that students in all year groups complete all home/remote learning set by their teachers. At Harton our learners now have one central point to go to find the work set or the instructions they need to follow. The platform we use is our VLE, provided by Frog Education. Instruction videos showing students how to access the VLE (and their scho...

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Exams Further Update
8 Jan

Exams Further Update

Many thanks to those who have already confirmed their attendance at the examinations today and next week. A number of candidates, who had not confirmed their attendance, arrived for the examination this morning and have been accommodated accordingly. Many students require specific arrangements including access to devices such as laptops and iPads which takes time to organise. Could we please as...

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COVID-19 Quick Update 1 SQ
6 Jan

Lockdown 3 - Update for Parents and Carers

Dear Parents and Carers I do hope you and your loved ones are all well. Here is an update for you all as we move into Lockdown 3. It feels like recent history is repeating itself far too quickly at the moment! 1. Key Worker and Vulnerable Children We are open for parents and carers to send their children into school by prior arrangement, but only if there is no other option...

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January Vocational Examinations
5 Jan

January Vocational Examinations

Yesterday’s announcement to cancel the summer examination series has created a great deal of speculation and confusion regarding vocational examinations due to begin on Friday. The current DfE and exam board guidance is that examinations will continue as planned. The timetable for these examinations is as follows: Date ...

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COVID-19 - Mass Testing in Schools BW
21 Dec

COVID-19 Mass Testing in Schools

Dear Parents/Carers COVID-19 Mass Testing in Schools Harton will be taking part in mass testing for COVID-19 in January 2021. This is a huge but important undertaking to support the national efforts against Coronavirus. I notified you recently via our website that the school will only be open in the week beginning 4 January 2021 to the following groups of students: Those...

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18 Dec

Schools and childcare settings: return in January 2021

Dear parents, carers and students. Just when we thought we had finished for Christmas, the DfE decided to send Heads an e-mail last night to say that only students in years 11 and 13 will now return on Monday January 4th. Key worker and vulnerable children will also be allowed to return then in order to access on-line learning in an ICT suite. I have a meeting with Mr Amos and the S...

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