COVID-19 Update (1st July 2020)

Year 10 pupils will begin to attend for one day per week from 22nd June. Details have been emailed to families.  More details on wider opening can be found here. 

 

Attendance under the Key Worker Scheme.

New Key Worker Attendance Form for 29th June onward. 

 

Pupils are reminded to check their school email on a daily basis.

 

Access to Office 365/Teams and Pupils Shared Files HERE.

Prayer Resources for this term (June / July)

Latest newsletter here. (1st July)

 

 

Year 11

GCSE Exams - OFQUAL have announced the arrangements for awarding grades for this year's GCSE's. Click here for information.    Letter to families.   Summary of the process 

GCSE Results Day is 20th August and we intend to release results via Insight; results will be accessible by pupil and parents / carers with Insight access. Passwords and usernames for pupils are the same as your school email and parents will be sent reminders of how to log on. If there are any problems with accessing results this way, you will be able to request an emailed version of your results after 11am on results day. 

Post-16 Transition - NEW TRANSITION INFORMATION.(11th June)
We have asked our local partner colleges to provide advice on preparation that Year 11 pupils can be undertaking prior to starting new courses in the next academic year.  Click here for details.

 

Please see an update on school trips at the bottom of the page. 

 

Parents and carers may choose to supplement the school  online offer with support from online companies and in some cases individual tutors. If you do choose online support please select a reputable organisation/individual who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children. Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

  • Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers

 

Recent guidance on learning at home and supporting mental health from Lancashire County Council. 

Additional online resources for STEM (Science, Technology, Enginerring and Maths) courses. 

 

We understand that access to IT for families may be difficult at present and therefore pupils should not worry if they are not able to complete all of the work that is set. Where pupils are finishing the work and looking for more to do they should look up the topics to be studied in the Curriculum Booklet for their year and use the links below (Bitesize etc.) to conduct extra reserach. There are also links to free online resources below.

Where access to IT limits the opportunity to complete assignmetns that have been set, pupils are encouraged to put some time aside each day for silent reading (novel, newspaper, magazine).

 

 

Curriculum Booklets for Each Year

Free Online Resources to Support Learning 

 Year 11 Resources

 MyTutor Online School, are offering extra support during this period of school closure. They are sharing daily lunchtime live group webinar tutorials, as well as short explainer videos and written resources, covering common tricky topics across a range of GCSE subjects. These are all completely free - students just need to register  and join via Zoom video link. 

 

Online Working

Staff will be setting work online via the Office365 / Teams platform. Pupils have received a briefing on accessing this work and a link to the video tutorial can be found here (login required). Pupils should use the same username (e.g. 17SmithPa@sarchs.com) and password that they use for their school login to access resources at home via Pupil Shared Files.  Pupils can access the resources via mobile phones and we recommend downloading the Microsoft Teams app (Apple or Android). IT equipment has been issued to families who made this request and completed a Loan Request Form. Additional resources can be found via the following links:

Mathswatch   Kerboodle  Seneca   Bitesize

 

 

Families seeking support at this difficult and potentially stressful time can access a range of agencies here.

 

Trips Abroad

The Government has issued new guidelines regarding school trips abroad, advising against foreign travel with pupils under 18 years (12.3.2020). 

France : Year 8, Chateau du Molay  30.4.2020   Update 28th April:  "All confirmed Chateau trips that were unable to travel in 2020 will be re-booked for a similar date in 2021. Therefore all money will be transferred over to the new booking with not outstanding payments due."

France : Year 7, Le Touquet    11.6.2020             Families have been sent an email - no further payments are required at this point.  

France : Year 9, Paris    24.6.2020                      The travel company (NST) are proposing a deferral of the trip until June 2021, carrying the deposit through to next year's trip. We are in negotiation with the company. 

Rwanda : Year 10, Kigali   4.7.2020                     Postponed until 2021

Costa Rica : Various, 24.10.2020                         A decision will be taken at the end of August based on the most up to date travel advice. 

Also, the Geography Isle of Arran trip is confirmed as cancelled

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