Dear Parents/Carers of our Year 10 students. I am sure that you would have seen the update over half term regarding face to face sessions for Year 10 students. The update states that students can return to school from 15 June and limited to 25% of students on a given day. We are now working out a suitable timetable and will write to you once this is finalised. With kind regards, Mr Challis. Headteacher.
Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)
From 1 September 2020, regulations come into force which require all schools to follow statutory guidance on the provision of relationships education (primaries only), relationships and sex education (secondaries only) and health education (both). Trusts need to consult on the content of their policy and I am pleased to attach the relevant document for your information.
Under current circumstances and the closure of schools, it is not possible to hold a face to face consultation meeting. However, we are happy to receive written feedback and comments. If you wish to provide feedback or speak to a representative from your school, please contact in the first instance and this will be arranged for you. Please advise your name, your child’s name, the school they attend.
We look forward to receiving your feedback.
We’ve been so impressed with your recent artwork that we have decided to give you a weekly arts challenge – this week we are asking for your pet portraits, please visit the Roseland Arts Café (link below) or see the attached flyer for more details!
The best animal portraits will be displayed in the online gallery – good luck and we can’t wait to see all your pets!
Please email your portraits to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to keep visiting the arts café gallery as we’re uploading your artwork daily, and we’re also regularly posting new ideas for music & arts activities to keep your creativity flowing during the lockdown!
Please click here!
Since the school closure in March, all curriculum delivery has moved to remote learning and this is being provided through our online Google Classroom platforms. For students with no internet access, paper packs of work are being provided.
The majority of work is set by teachers at the start of the week, with a deadline to complete for the end of the week. This allows for flexibility in when students wish to complete their work. We know some of our students then loosely follow their school timetables to help them manage their time, others are preferring to work through tasks in a different order, completing one subject before moving on to another. Both of these approaches are fine. We are adapting the amount of work set to suit working from home. It is important students do not feel overwhelmed by the distance learning and we encourage all students to contact their teachers if they have any questions or concerns.
To supplement our distance learning, we are pleased to release our live online lesson timetable. These sessions will not be delivering extra material, but are an additional opportunity for students to contact their teachers and classmates by coordinating a time to log in at the same time to discuss the ongoing Google classroom work. The precise content of the sessions will be dependent on the subject and year group. It is anticipated there will be question and answer sessions, additional explanations of tasks and some use of live ‘video’ delivery through Google classroom facilities. Students will not be disadvantaged if they are unable to log into the sessions, and the Google classroom work will not be reliant on these sessions.
Students will be contacted directly through their Google classrooms about upcoming sessions, and we would encourage all students to participate where possible.
Below is the timetable for the first two weeks:
24 April 2020
We hope you are well, managing to stay safe and your children are not missing school too much! We have had some constructive feedback about the volume of work, the scheduling of when work is set and that students would like to see their teachers (although they probably wouldn’t admit it!). We are working on how to develop these areas and others.
Below are some important updates as we progress through the next period of lockdown.
Remote learning expectations
Please can you support us by reading the expectations document below. The expectations have also been shared with staff and students. As we continue to learn the best ways to engage students in remote learning, it is important we all understand what is expected of everyone involved so that we can communicate effectively and provide the best possible experiences for our young people.
Download remote learning expectations here – Remote learning expectations
‘Live’ sessions with staff
We are currently producing a timetable that will allow students to ‘meet’ teachers using Google Meet within the Google Classroom. These sessions will not be taught lessons to begin with but will be an opportunity for students to ask questions about work and clarify their understanding of how it should be completed. These sessions are not compulsory for all students to join and are there as an extra layer of support for students.
Students have been emailed a Google Meet Code of Conduct form which must be completed before attending a Google Meet.
The timetable for these sessions is available on the school website and has been emailed to students school Google accounts. The links to the meets will be published in Google classrooms.
Google meet app can be downloaded to phones/tablets/PC or laptop.
Google Guardians sign up
We are setting all our work through Google Classrooms so that students know where to find their work. Within Google Classroom there is the ability for parents/carers to receive daily or weekly update emails showing work set, work completed and any work that has been missed as well as announcements from within Google Classroom. You will receive one email summarising all of the subjects your child studies. If you are not yet signed up please complete the form below and the Learning Leaders will ensure you are signed up as quickly as possible.
We would recommend that you select daily updates as we are encouraging staff to spread the setting of work throughout the week. Selecting the weekly option will only give you a summary at the end of every week.
Google Guardians info – click here for information on what Google Guardians is.
Google Guardians FAQ – click here to find answers for frequently asked questions
Google Guardians sign up form – complete this form and we will sign you up!
Thank you for your support, take care.
What does the idiom ‘a good egg’ mean? A good egg is a friendly, old-fashioned way to talk about a good or a kind person.
What are we hunting?
We would love you to send in examples of you doing good, kind positive things for yourself and others over the Easter holidays (no Homework over Easter!). Some suggestions are included below but please be creative! You can send in more than one or spend your time ‘perfecting’ one idea!
How do you enter?
Entries sent to email@example.com on or before Monday 13 April 2020
Dear Parents & Carers,
As you will be aware, there is currently extensive media coverage of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 virus.
As a school, we are following the official Public Health England guidance for educational settings.
As yet there are no confirmed cases of this within our area and there is no reason for any student or staff member to stop attending school, unless their particular circumstances put them in the ‘at risk’ category. This would be travel to a ‘specified country or area’ within the last 14 days, or contact with a confirmed case. The list of specified countries and areas can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas. Any student meeting these criteria should follow the Public Health England guidance given on this website and to contact the school.
Within school, we are following the Public Health England hygiene advice: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/866771/Coronavirus_advice_for_education_settings_poster.pdf
We are continually monitoring the guidance and will update all Parents and Carers of our students through email and our website should there be any changes to the published advice.
The Year 11 GCSE Exam Timetable can be found below.
Please note, dates may be subject to change.
Activities Week Brochure is available here –
The Option form is available here –
Activities Week 13 to 17 July 2020
Our activities week provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to experience an enriched curriculum through a wide and varied range of experiences. We have found that it has a positive impact on both staff and students who return from activities exhausted but exhilarated.
The Activities Week brochure giving details including prices and the target year group can be accessed. Three choices should then be entered on the Options Form attached to this letter and posted in the box outside the Finance Office by the 18 November 2019 at the latest. It is imperative that this form is completed and returned.
We rely on your co-operation to ensure that the activities take place successfully and allocate fairly with lots of opportunities for everyone. We consider a number of factors:
The year group that the activity is aimed at.
Whether the student has been on a residential activity in the past (we try to ensure that all students have the opportunity to go on at least one residential activity).
When an activity is oversubscribed, even after selecting students as above, it may be necessary to select students by a draw system. It is impossible for everyone to have their first choice of activity, so please choose three activities that your child would be happy to take part in, as they could be allocated any one of their three choices. In addition, if an activity is undersubscribed and therefore not financially viable it may have to be withdrawn from the programme and your child will then be allocated another of their choices.
Activities are not allocated on a first come first served basis, however, allocations will be made shortly after the 18 November 2019. Any forms received after this date will be returned with an updated Options form showing remaining places, as many of the activities will then be full.
Many activities require a substantial deposit and full payment before the event takes place and therefore we ask that you please meet respective deadlines.
Deadline for NON REFUNDABLE: deposit: 10 January 2020 – Failure to meet this deadline may
result in a student being removed from the chosen activity and payment still being requested.
Deadline for FULL PAYMENT: 24 April 2020 – Please note – once a student has been allocated one of their chosen activities Parents/Carers are responsible for paying in full for the activity – please therefore think carefully before choosing your activity.
If the student is withdrawn by the Parent/Carer any money paid is forfeited unless a replacement student is found who then pays in full, only then can we offer a refund.
Students cannot arrange to “swap” an activity with another student. This must be done through the Finance Office who will investigate possibilities.
Please be aware that in the unlikely event of your child being required to be removed from a residential activity due to unacceptable behaviour, parents will be responsible for the travel arrangements and costs.
May I also bring to your attention that during any of the activities if your child requires any medication it must be in its original container or packet and given to the Activity Leader with a full
set of instructions on how and when it should be taken.
We would advise anyone who knows that they cannot make the payment deadline to contact the Finance Office at the school as soon as possible. We can try to find a replacement student and recover any monies you have paid subject to a replacement student being found.
Full attendance is expected during the week and in cases of illness, a doctor’s note is required so the school can make an insurance claim on your behalf for the amount that you have paid, less any insurance excess payable. In cases that involve a change of school we must be contacted as soon as you realize that your son or daughter will not be able to attend Activities Week. The school reserves the right to stop a child attending any activity at the absolute discretion of the Headteacher (i.e. if that child by his/her behaviour has shown that he/she would be a danger to himself /
herself or others or if the conduct is such that it is felt they should not be permitted to partake in a particular activity). In these circumstances no pre-paid monies will be refunded and potentially additional monies may be required to be paid if the school has a responsibility to cover the total cost of the place.
Discuss Activities Week and ensure that you can meet the payment deadlines
Select activities in preference 1 to 3 and ensure that the form is signed
Return the form to the Finance Office by 18 November 2019
Your child will then be allocated an activity and this will not be changed
The deposit is then required to secure a place by 10 January 2020
Deadline for full payment: 24 April 2020
This is an exciting aspect of our curriculum and we know that our staff and students look forward to it with keen anticipation. Thank you for your support in our planning for another successful Activities Week in 2020.