Dear Parents and Carers,
We are committed to ensuring that pupils and staff stay well during this on-going Omicron pandemic.
As of January 2022, pupils who are self-isolating due to Covid will be set work on Google Classroom. Pupils are expected to complete this work if they are well enough. Staff will teach remotely if they are also well enough.
We thank you for your ongoing support during this ongoing pandemic.
If students have to isolate they must notify the school immediately via the school's main reception on 0207 561 7800.
For All Years 7 - 13 work will be set via Go4Schools or Google Classroom weekly in line with the classwork missed. Those who are well enough are expected to complete the work and hand it in upon their return.
Please carefully read our Virtual Learning Guide. If your son has misplaced his login details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do remind your child to take breaks away from screens as well, and also make time for having fun and connecting with friends and family.
We have all had to adapt to new ways of working, so we want to take the chance to say thank you for all you are doing in supporting your child’s wellbeing and learning during this time.
We have put together a Parent Guide to GoogleClassroom for further guidance on how your son can use GoogleClassroom to access lessons and complete work during this period of remote learning.
We held a Parent Support Session on Tuesday 26th January 2021, offering support and guidance covering;
- E safety
- Pupil well-being
- Parental well-being
- Healthy living
- Using GoogleClassroom for remote learning
If you missed the session or would like to revisit the information, you can view the presentation slides here:
Virtual Parent Meetings and Events
Fortunately most large school events are taking place on site now, however where possible we will be offering the event virtually.
If you have been invited to a virtual meeting or event please read the invite email carefully and ensure you are able to log on and access the meeting. We recommend you attempt to access the meeting in the days prior to the event to allow time to resolve any log in issues.
If you have been invited to a virtual meeting via GoogleMeet you can find access instructions below:
GCSE, A level and BTEC Qualifications
We are aware that this is an anxious time for many of our students. We will communicate any information we receive from Ofqual and the exam boards to our GCSE, A Level and BTEC students and parents as soon as we receive details. Please ensure you regularly check your emails for any updates.
Any students who require further support or guidance regarding their GCSE, A Level or BTEC qualifications are welcome to email our Exams Officer, Ms D Gaiu via email@example.com
This is a challenging and unprecedented time. Understandably the situation will be causing some concern and distress to our students and their families. As a school we strive to support families in adapting to Home Learning and coping with the impacts of this pandemic.
Staff members will be calling the families of each and every student on a weekly basis to check on progress with subjects, resolve any online platform access issues, support Home Learning and monitor student wellbeing. Students and parents should feel free to raise any issues or concerns during these calls.
Please find below links to online resources that offer mental health support for children and young people.
- Childline – offers ideas for managing mood and allows access to 1:1 counselling through a web chat; their advice line is 0800 1111
- Kooth – offers access to resources for managing mood and has an online feelings diary
- WoeBot – an app that has been developed for teenagers to help them manage low mood and to relax; it can be downloaded for free on a smartphone or tablet
If a young person is worrying about the coronavirus or struggling with self-isolation, there are a couple of websites that they might find helpful:
- Young Minds
- CARIS Bereavement Service – Children and young people bereavement support. For parents and teachers we can offer phone support about how to help children with their bereavement issues:
Other useful links for further support:
- Anna Freud
- Positive Wellbeing Tips
- Tips for Managing Anxiety
- Daily prayers, readings and reflections
We will provide more information on all of the above matters as and when we have it. Our thoughts and best wishes are with all of our students and their families at this time.