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Change to arrangements for Year 9 students on Wednesday 15th March 2023

Change to arrangements for Year 9 students on Wednesday 15th March 2023
March 14, 2023 Belinda Gosling

Dear Year 9 Parents and Carers

Change to arrangements for Year 9 students on Wednesday 15th March 2023 

I am writing with reference to my recent letter regarding the arrangements for the teacher strike actions days on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Unfortunately, due to an increase in staff sickness absence this week I have had to review my risk assessment  and regretfully have to advise you that we are now unable to accommodate Year 9 on site on Wednesday 15th March.

Remote Learning on Wednesday 15th March

Year 9 students will be provided with remote learning via Google Classroom. Teachers who are present in school will be available to ‘live chat’ about the work set via the school email system for the duration of the lesson. It may be that the teacher is delivering a ‘live’ part to the lesson by Google Classroom so it is important that your child follows the usual time of lessons throughout the day – here is a reminder of times for you:

Period 1 8.55am – 10.10am
Period 2 10.30am – 11.45am
Period 3 11.50am – 1.05pm
Period 4 1.45pm – 3.00pm

Attendance by way of logging on to Google classroom and completing the work is an expectation. There will be no tutor time session.

Vulnerable Students in Year 9
A place in school will be offered to all vulnerable students (children with a social worker, children in care, children with a Child Protection plan, children with an ECHP or HNF). These students will be provided with lunch in the canteen. Students must arrive at 8.50am and sign in at the main reception. You will be contacted by the end of the school day today (Tuesday 14th March) to discuss this place.

Free School Meals for Year 9
We will provide a takeaway free school meal this afternoon for students to take home for Wednesday. Your child must go to the canteen at the end of period 4 today to collect the meal.

Thursday 16th March
The arrangements for Year 9 on Thursday 16th March remain the same. Students will start their day at 9am.  There will be no tutor time session. Attendance is an expectation. 

This decision has not been made without significant consideration and I apologise for the short notice, and for any inconvenience it may cause you. Please be assured that I have made the decision after reviewing the risks due to staff sickness absence this week.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Kate Finch