Y10 RETURN TO SCHOOL
We would like to update you with some important information for Year 10 pupils and parents/carers.
As you are probably aware schools were asked by the government to plan for a return to school for primary pupils this half term and for some face to face sessions with year 10 pupils from Monday 15th June.
We have spent time carrying out detailed risk assessments to assess our ability to open safely to pupils and staff. We have been cautious in our approach to wider reopening but do believe we are now in a strong position to welcome back year 10 pupils. Please see below for how the return to school will work:
For the first three weeks, children will be placed in groups of 10 and, as far as possible, they will stay in this group (or ‘bubble’ as we’re calling it) in one classroom, with two teachers. They will attend school once a week for a 3 hour session and ‘bubbles’ of children will have staggered start and finish times to minimise contact with other pupils. All Y10 pupils will have received a personalised timetable in a letter and phone call detailing the allocated day and time they should attend.
Key points for Y10 return to school:
- Up to 10 children in a bubble with two familiar class teachers. Adults and children will stay in this bubble all day, in their specified area of the school and will be supported by two senior staff
- Bubbles will be made up of a balance of boys and girls, additional needs etc. Bubbles are fixed.
- Children will work in a well ventilated computer room – they will be spread out in the room and have access to a computer and a desk space
- Pupils should arrive with all equipment and books they need for the day
- Bags, coats etc. should be kept to a minimum and will be stored outside classrooms
- Each pupil in the bubble will receive a weekly one to one 20 minute wellbeing conversation during their session
- Targets will be set during 1:1 meetings outlining clear tasks to complete on Google Classroom prior to the next school session
- Snacks will be provided so pupils should not bring any food on site
- Pupils will be able to wear non-uniform but must ensure they are dressed appropriately for a day at school
- Pupils will receive a ‘wake-up’ phone call on their allocated morning at 9am from the staff leading that day
- During the 3 hour work slot pupils will be supported in completing tasks set on Google Classroom by their class teacher in Maths, Science & English
Getting your child back to school safely is our biggest priority. Please rest assured that we have taken every measure to prepare the school for their safe return. Now we just need them here! . Our analysis has shown that engagement in remote learning for Year 10 is significantly lower than we would have hoped, therefore it is vital they return to school next week to begin developing strong learning habits to prepare them for Year 11.
When not at school we would expect your child to continue working to the home learning schedule which is posted below. It is vital that they are up and working by 10am every day and are completing the tasks set by their class teachers in every subject area.
If you foresee any issues at all or have any worries about your child returning to school please raise them with your child's Form Tutor or Miss Dunne immediately so that we can work with you to remove any barriers to your child returning to school.