Dear Parents and Carers
As we approach the end of this fourth week of half term, can I thank you all for all you are doing to help your children with their Home Learning. We are all very aware that it is definitely a very challenging time for everyone, both in school and at home. At a meeting with the Year 8 Council members this week, they told me that they really understood how much everyone was learning through all of this, both adults and students.
The Government, as you know, is aiming for a possible re-opening of schools from 8 March. With this in mind we would like to update you on a few dates for the diary –
Friday 5 February – no longer an Inset Day, now a normal school day.
Friday 12 February – a Wellbeing Day/No Technology Afternoon. Staff will not set work in the morning so students can have time to catch-up. Feedback indicates this would benefit all students, to ensure they have completed and caught up with all tasks and the feedback from staff. We would like the students to have a technology free afternoon on this day, to spend time away from all screens and electronic devices. Please encourage your child to read a book, do some art work or take part in some of the activities that the PE department will be creating, anything away from the screen! We will send these out nearer the date.
Half Term (Monday 15 to Friday 19 February) and the Easter Holiday (Good Friday 2 April to Friday 16 April) – School closed to staff and students for deep-cleaning.
As always, please do get in touch if you have any queries.
Wishing you a restful weekend.