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Letters

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

 

Dear Parent/Carer

I had hoped to have been able to write to you yesterday with clear guidance around the re-opening of our school to Year 10 and Year 12 pupils.

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Dear Parent/Carer

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we will be unable to run any Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions this academic year. We understand that this is disappointing for the pupils but it is unavoidable with the current restrictions in place.

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Dear Parent/Carer

Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Covid-19 Pandemic

As you will be aware the current Covid-19 pandemic is having a serious effect on all school activities, but the D of E Silver Award will be continuing where possible under the current restrictions.

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Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Update 7 May 2020 Covid-19

I am writing to give you an update on several matters I have raised in my previous letters and to let you know our arrangements going forwards which, will of course depend upon any announcement made on Sunday 10 May 2020, by the Government. 

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Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Update 30 April 2020 Covid-19

I am writing to give you an update during this continuing challenging period:

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