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DMA letter 29/05/20

posted 28 Sept 2020, 06:22 by Mark Wilson   [ updated 28 Sept 2020, 06:22 ]
29 May 2020
Dear Parent/Carer
I very much hope that this letter finds you and your families safe and well.
In my last letter of 10 May 2020, I explained that we were exploring ways in which we could supplement the Home Learning experience for students in Years 10, in response to the Governments announcement on Sunday 10 May 2020 which stated that: before the summer holidays, secondary schools should offer some face-to-face support”
I will be sending out a letter to all parents in the next two days outlining our draft plans and asking for feedback on whether they will be sending their son/daughter into school in these circumstances.
Since Monday 23 March 2020, we have offered two strands of provision to support your childs learning: Key Worker School and Home Learning. We will maintain both of those strands as we move into next half termHome Learning will remain our core provision and teaching staff will continue to set work for each of their classes throughout the week. From Monday 1 June 2020 Year 9 students will be working from a new timetable (attached) and we strongly encourage all students to continue to work as hard possible under the circumstances. Please follow the instructions on the timetable to work out when and what work will be set. Please also ensure that students accept any new invitation to Google classroom from their new teachers.
Our provision for the children of Key Workers and Vulnerable students will remain unchanged.  I would like to encourage you to access this facility if you have a vulnerable child or if any adult caring for your child is a Key Worker. If you would like your child to attend Key Worker School, please contact me directly on or by telephone on 01728 830570.
It is with huge regret that I need to inform you that the Normandy Trip has been cancelled. I am please to tell you however that all parents will be fully reimbursed of any moneys that they have paid for the trip from the schools funds. We will continue to push for renumeration independently. The Finance Office will be contacting you shortly to give details about how your money will be returned.
As you can imagine, we are constantly seeking to respond to rapidly changing Government guidance an d to liaise regularly with our Trust Board. I very much appreciate your support and patience with us, as we endeavour to keep you updated of all developments.
If you have any questions about any aspect of our plans please do not hesitate to contact me on the email address given earlier in this letter.
Wishing you all the very best; stay safe and well. Yours sincerely
Dan Mayhew