Despite all our efforts, there may still be some disruption to learning, both from individual students having to go home displaying Covid symptoms and needing to isolate or from partial lockdowns. Obviously, we are confident and optimistic that this will not happen, but we need to be prepared for every eventuality.
As a result, departments are working to ensure that there will be work for students to access that is constantly available via Microsoft Teams. This work will follow, as closely as possible, the work being completed in lessons and will certainly complement that work effectively where that is not possible. English, Maths and Science work is already planned and ready to go and other subjects will complete very early in the term.
On the first day back at school, the first period of the day will be partly used to ensure that students understand, and are comfortable with, the new ‘in school’ arrangements, but also will be making sure that students are familiar with accessing work remotely via Teams and know what to do if they have to be absent from school. This letter is to reassure you that we have plans in place and that, should your child have to be absent, we want to do all we can to minimise the impact of them missing school wherever possible.
Your support with this is invaluable and we are confident that, with your help, we can keep disruption to learning to a minimum and continue to guide students to achieve their full potential.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs McIver Wren by either email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01293 420500.
Below, is a students' guide to using Microsoft teams and copies of letters from each faulty.