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Letters

Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Update 2 September 2020 Covid-19 – Advice and Guidance regarding face masks

Further to my letter of 27 August 2020 we have received further advice and guidance both from the Department for Education (DfE) and Bradford Council regarding the use of face masks in a secondary school setting; their advice refers to the advice and guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF

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Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Update 27 August 2020 Covid-19

It has been an interesting few weeks since I last wrote to all parents and carers and so I am writing to give you an update on our planning for opening on 4 September 2020.

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Planning for full reopening

KS5 Outcomes 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Update 17 July 2020 Covid-19

I am writing to give you an update as we have reached the end of this academic year.  It has been another intensive week of meetings with a range of colleagues who have designated responsibilities for the different aspects of school strategy and operation as we continue to develop our plans for a full reopening in September 2020.

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Planning for full reopening for Sept 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

Following yesterday’s announcement that the A Level results for 2020 will be based on the Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs) we are yet to be informed how these results are to be officially published.

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Dear Parent/Carer

GCSE Results Day Thursday 20 August 2020

Pupils are invited to collect their summer exam results between 10.00am and 12.00pm, in the school hall, on Thursday 20 August 2020.

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Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Update 11 June 2020 Covid-19

I am writing to give you an update considering the ever-changing advice and guidance from the Department for Education and on our plans for reopening of school to pupils in Years 10 and 12 alongside our continued provision for children of key workers, those with an EHCP and those who may be vulnerable.

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Planning to reopen

Pupil advice, guidance and expectations

Parent advice, guidance and expectations

Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Update 10 July 2020 Covid-19

I am writing to provide you with an update further to my letter of 1 July 2020 in which I gave a broad outline of what needs to be considered for a reopening in September.

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Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Update on Results Days and autumn series examinations 2020 due to Covid-19

Dear Parent/Carer

Transition from Year 6 to Year 7

I wish to thank parents and carers for their patience whilst we consider our transition programme in these uncertain times under the ever-changing advice and guidance from the Department of Education.

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Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Update 2 July 2020 Covid-19

I am writing to thank you for your continued support and understanding of what we have in place in response to the guidance from the Department for Education. I have previously written that we are in unchartered waters and the course we are sailing keeps being diverted.

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Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Update 23 June 2020 Covid-19

I am writing to thank you for your continued support and to say your words of encouragement are very much appreciated as we continue to navigate our way through these unchartered waters, especially when it feels the tide is against us and the course we set sail on changes.

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Dear Student

Re: Year 10 and Year 12 working towards examinations

I have previously written to our Year 11 and Year 13 students to explain the process our members of staff are engaged in following the advice and guidance from Ofqual (which is the organisation that is responsible for overseeing examinations and qualifications) and at the same time I have been working with your teachers on ensuring you are in our thinking and planning of work for your future examinations. 

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Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Update 4 June 2020 Covid-19

I am writing to give you an update on our plans for a reopening of school to pupils in Years 10 and 12; as you are aware, we have remained open for the last eleven weeks for children of key workers, those with an EHCP and those who may be vulnerable. In addition, I wish to clarify a number of points in relation to the increased pressure of pupils returning to school as more parents are returning to work and in relation to the most recently published advice and guidance from the Department for Education (DfE).

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Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Update 28 May 2020 Covid-19

I am writing to give you an update on the most recently published advice and guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) and to outline the work we have undertaken so far in planning for the reopening of school.

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Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Update 20 May 2020 Covid-19

I am writing to give you an update further to my brief letter of 19 May 2020 as I was hoping to be able to outline our arrangements to continue with both remote learning and a re-opening of school.

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Making sense of advice and guidance