Asymptomatic testing of students
In the latest guidance, schools are instructed to reopen from the 8th March. In order to return to face to face teaching consenting students will have to have provided a negative lateral flow test result. We have to conduct three tests on consenting students on the school site. Following this we are expecting delivery of home test kits the week beginning 8th March and students will then be asked to test twice weekly at home. Further details will follow in due course. READ MORE HERE>
A scheme has been developed by the Department for Education (DfE) to support disadvantaged students by temporarily increasing data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks.
This is so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted.
This scheme is open to children and young people who:
- don’t have access to a fixed broadband connection
- cannot afford the additional data needed to access educational resources or social care services
- have access to a mobile device that uses a participating network
- are facing disruption to their face-to-face education, or have been advised not to attend school
The following mobile networks are involved in the scheme and more may join at a later stage:
- Virgin Mobile
- Tesco Mobile
- Sky Mobile
We make the requests directly with DfE on users behalf, but will need the following information:
- the name of the account holder
- the number of the mobile device (a number beginning with ’07’)
- the mobile network of that device (for example Three)
- whether this is a ‘pay monthly’ or ‘pay as you go’ account
We have created a form for completion to make this process as easy as possible, which can be found here>
The DfE have produced a Privacy Notice detailing how your submitted request is handled.
We had hoped that the letter we sent to you on the 17th December would be the last time we needed to contact you prior to the reopening of schools on the 5th January; of course like all things in 2020 what we hope for sometimes doesn’t turn out how we expected.
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On Friday 11 December, we will be taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. We’re asking students to donate £1 to Save the Children.
If KS3 and KS4 students would like to take part in the event they are invited to wear a christmas jumper over their school shirt and tie. Sixth form students can of course go fully festive.
This week students will be involved in anti-bullying assemblies and form time discussions as part of the national Anti-Bullying Week event. Alongside this our KS3 children will be helping Mrs Makamure produce an anti-bullying display.
Following on from Anti-Bullying Week, Max Young, our Pupil Voice Coordinator, will be working with year 8 students to discuss ways of tackling racism in our community.
Mrs Bush is working with the Senior Student Team where they will discuss supporting diversity in our school.
Additionally Mrs Bush and Mrs Makamure continue their work with The Proud Trust in gaining The Rainbow Flag Award for our school.
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The latest copy of our School Prospectus is available on our Prospectus page along with a letter to parents.