Letter to all families 2020-10-07

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7th October 2020

Dear families,

I hope that you and your family are keeping well.

I am writing to update you on the latest information and news from the school as we approach the final couple of weeks of this challenging and yet productive half term.

Meet Your Coach Week – w/c 19th October

Over the coming days, your child’s coach will be in touch with you to arrange either a face to face meeting or telephone meeting for your child. To enable us to manage this effectively within the COVID guidelines, face to face meetings can only be offered and facilitated to parents and carers of pupils in Reception, Year 6, Year 7 and Year 11.

We aim to arrange onsite meetings for all other year groups in the coming months and weeks.

The Primary Phase meetings will be arranged throughout the final week of the half term, whilst the Secondary Phase meetings will be arranged on a House basis as follows:

  • Monday 19th October – Bremner, Year 7 and Year 11
  • Tuesday 20th October – Robinson, Year 7 and Year 11
  • Wednesday 21st October – Tomlinson, Year 7 and Year 11
  • Thursday 22nd October – Trueman, Year 7 and Year 11

Appointments will be available from 3.30pm – 7.00pm. Parents/carers must book a meeting time.

The school day will run as normal for all children in both phases for the full final school week.

Progress Reports

Your child will receive a Progress Report at the end of this half term. This will enable you to see how they have returned to school and their progress, effort, resilience and independence across their learning. Please ensure that you have spoken with your child about their report. It is a valuable opportunity to help them recognise their achievements as well as set targets for how they can continue to improve their progress and learning.

COVID-19

Whilst we have had four isolated cases of pupils with a confirmed positive test for COVID 19 across the full through school cohort, only a small number of children have had to self-isolate. These pupils been given access to remote learning on line, including teacher feedback for work submitted.

To reduce the risk of infection, it is imperative that all spaces are as well ventilated as possible. This is of paramount importance as it has been identified as a key way to reduce risk. This will inevitably lead to the building feeling colder.

In light of this, we are requesting that as the weather gets cooler, pupils should wear layers under their school uniform to ensure that they are warm enough. This could be additional t-shirts, their PE top or a jumper / sweatshirt worn under their school jumper. This approach will help to negate the need for coats to be worn in classrooms and we ask for your co-operation and support with this.

We ask that you continue to ensure that if your child attends in the Secondary Phase, that they are equipped with a face covering to wear in communal areas indoors. This is a requirement of the Leeds additional restrictions and it is important that we all adhere to this to prevent the spread of infection.

Open Events and Prospectus

As we continue to promote our school to prospective families, I am proud to be able to share with you a short film highlighting our school values and work as well as our latest school prospectus.

These can be found on our website and on the following links:

Open Events 2020

Click to access Booklet-2020_2021_web.pdf

Please direct any families interested in securing a place for Reception or Year 7 in September 2021 to the website where additional information can be found about our school community.

Y11 Mock Examinations

A reminder for parent/carers of Year 11 pupils that there will be mock examinations in maths, science and English held w/c 19th October. Pupils have been given their examination timetable in their PDP lessons for this important series of assessments.

Key Dates

End of autumn term 1 – Friday 23rd October

School open to all pupils for autumn term 2 – Monday 2nd November

Many thanks for your ongoing support.

Kind regards,

Lucie Lakin
Principal