We hope your children have enjoyed being back at school and the more familiar routines that come with it. As we are sure you are aware, to ensure we are best able to care for our young people and staff at Salesian School, we would ask that you are familiar with the COVID-19 illness and absence procedure. In the event your child is unable to attend school/college, we ask that you ensure the main school office or college office are informed in the standard ways.
UPDATE: 12th November 2020
Following consultation with Public Health England, we have taken the difficult decision to move to home learning for students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 from next Monday 16th November for 2 school weeks. All students will be permitted to return to school on Tuesday 1st December.
Students in Years 11 and 13 are currently the only two year groups with no recent positive cases and they will therefore be able to carry on attending both the school and college as normal – 9.10 to 3.10 for students in Year 11 and for those in Year 13, 8.50 to 3.10. Canteens will be open at both sites.
Those students who will be at home will be taught “live” lessons. This work will be accessible via Microsoft Teams according to the schedule of the normal school timetable. Further information on how to access Teams can be found on the home learning page of the website. The only exception to this will be where a teacher is either unwell, or having to travel to school to teach a Year 11 or 13 class during a given lesson. In either of these situations cover work will be set on Teams to complete at this time.
For those who will genuinely struggle to provide the facilities for their children to access online learning, please contact Mr Hamshar: email@example.com . Whilst we will do all we can, we only have limited resources to lend out and will have to prioritise provision according to need.
For those who have free school meals, we will be providing vouchers during this period. Regardless of whether or not your family qualifies for free school meals, if you are currently experiencing significant financial difficulties that will impact on your children, please contact Mrs Honeywood firstname.lastname@example.org to see what we might be able to do to support you.
Thank you for your ongoing support and everything you will no doubt do over the coming fortnight to make this work well. We shall continue to keep all of you in our prayers here at Salesian and look forward to getting the whole community back together soon.
James Kibble Paul Gower
Executive Headteacher Head of School