Covid 19 – important update for parents
10th May – Student Guide to Awarding Grades
28th April – Information on Current Working Grades. Note to students from Jill Davies…
Current working grades can go down as well as up. We have just sent out your first set of engagement grades to your parents and I thought it was an appropriate moment to talk to you about the journey ahead.
I want to congratulate those of you who are seizing every moment to develop your understanding and secure the grades that you deserve. As I have previously said to you, these final two months are always a time in your school career when you need to have a short term determined focus on academic study as in 7 weeks’ time your chance to influence you grades will have gone.
With that in mind I want to remind you that current working grades should be the basis on which you are building. You should be attending every lesson, doing all of the independent learning activities and completing weekly assessments to the very best of your ability. However, if your engagement and effort is not there I want to remind you that your final Teacher Assessed Grade could be significantly lower than your grade issued in March.
I want to wish you all the very best in your endeavours and encourage you to ask for help from your amazing teachers when you need it.
Lastly I am getting a number of queries about the end of term, we will produce a clear programme of our arrangements after half term in the coming weeks but I do expect Year 11 to be available until June 25th to come into school. Year 13 will need to be available to come into school until the 18th June.
Jill Davies, Principal
24th March – Year 9 Bubble Closure letter from Jill Davies
26th February – Re-opening information for parents. Read letter from Principal, Jill Davies, here.
5th January – Closure Announcement. Read letter from Principal, Jill Davies, here.
4th January – If you have already consented to testing, your child will be retested in January. If you have not previously responded, please see the letter here. Students aged 16 and over can provide their own consent.
If you wish to withdraw your consent for testing, please contact us by email at [email protected]
31st December – Letter to parents from Principal, Jill Davies
30th December PM- Following today’s announcements, some updates to dates
Monday 4th January – INSET day.
Tuesday 5th January – Online learning for ALL Students in ALL year groups
Monday 11th January – Return to School – Year 11, 13 and 12 students studying vocational subjects such as BTEC Applied Science.
Monday 18th January – Return to School – All other year groups.
30th December AM – Following the announcements last Thursday, I would like to share with you the plans for re-opening in January.
Monday 4th January will be an additional INSET day. On Tuesday 5th January we will welcome back Year 11, Year 13 and Vocational Year 12 students.
We will also be open for students in other year groups whose parents are key workers and require a place as well as vulnerable students. If your child is in Year 9, 10 or 12 and will be attending from 5th January you MUST email [email protected] before 1st January to secure a place.
From Tuesday 5th January Year 9, 10 and other year 12 students will have a schedule of online learning to follow.
On Monday 11th January we will be open for all students with our staggered start and finishing times as they were prior to the Christmas break.
As I am sure you are aware this is a rapidly changing situation and therefore I will provide another update on 1st January.
Once again I would like to thank you for your unwavering support and wish you a restful break.
Jill Davies, Principal
16th December – Letter for parents from Liverpool City Council
14th December – Parents of Year 11, PHE has changed the guidance and you now only need to self isolate for 10 days until the 15th December. You can now return to school tomorrow, Tuesday 15th December.
10th December – Parents of Year 11. Positive Confirmed Case. Return to school on 16th December
2nd December – Parents of Year 12 Bridging Programme Students. Positive Confirmed Case. Return to school on 14th December 2020
30th November – Parents of Year 10 Students. Single Confirmed Case, students to isolate until Friday 11th December 2020 and return to school on Monday 14th December.
Parents who require a Free School Meal shopping voucher should contact us by email [email protected]
23rd November – Students have been briefed and given consent forms today about Coronavirus testing, due to commence later this week. Please return your consent form tomorrow, Tuesday 24th November
20th November – Advance warning. We have today received notice that we will be joining the schools across the area working in association with the NHS and the military to offer testing to students. It is likely that this will commence next week. We will of course keep you informed as we have more details. To read more and to complete a consent form for your child to be part of the testing programme, please click here to download a consent form.
12th November – Saule in the Junior Leadership Team has created a helpful powerpoint to support mental health during lockdown. Click here to explore.
9th November – Parents of Year 12 Applied Science – Group 1
23rd October – Liverpool City Council have decided to give every child entitled to Free School Meals a £10 voucher for ASDA for half term, to cover their usual school lunches. Parents – you need to collect the vouchers from your local Children’s Centre.
DfE advice for parents on testing for coronavirus – click here
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What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 .
All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.
Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
Symptoms of COVID 19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature and/or
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
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