Dear Parent / Carer
I hope this letter finds you and your family well. Following the Prime Minister’s briefing last night, it is clear that despite the government’s intention to ease some aspects of the lockdown there is no plan for schools to reopen at this time.
I appreciate that this news will be as disappointing to you and our students as it is to myself and the staff. However, the safety and wellbeing of everyone must come first and it is important that we continue to follow the advice of the Health experts on how best to contain and reduce the threat of COVID19.
As a result, the college will remain closed to all but the children of key workers. Clearly we are taking advice on a daily basis and should circumstances change we will inform you.
We will continue to provide work that can be downloaded from the website or collected in folders from the security hut at the college on prescribed dates at set times.
We presently distribute letters to parents via our ParentApp Portal and when possible through Royal Mail. In addition, our website, wrightrobinson.co.uk continues to be a key conduit through which we communicate with parents, carers and students. Please continue to visit the website on a regular basis. We are also releasing information through a variety of social media platforms including Instagram and Twitter. We hold a number of subject specific accounts. A full list of all of our social media accounts can be found on the website under the Covid19 tab at https://wrightrobinson.co.uk/social-media.
If you are not receiving letters via ParentApp it is likely that we do not hold an active email address for you. I would strongly advise therefore that you email us at email@example.com. Please leave your name, that of your son/daughter and all relevant contact details including the email address you would like us to register on the college system and your telephone number.
Whilst we remain closed the college will continue to implement its Pastoral Support Plan to ensure that all students remain safe during this time. Staff will continue to contact parents by telephone and conduct some ‘home visits’. Please be aware that staff administering these visits will be adhering to strict guidelines and maintaining appropriate social distancing at all times.
The following email address remains available for students or parents to use if they have any safeguarding concerns or emergencies during this extended period of closure;
Please help us to keep this email available by only using it if you have an urgent safeguarding concern. Please note this email will only be available on weekdays from 8.30am to 3pm.
Please remember that the best advice we can give is to:
- Keep things calm and in perspective so that students do not worry
- Keep your children indoors so that they are supervised, safe and can engage with the remote learning that has been provided
- Promote good hygiene by encouraging your children to wash their hands more regularly and for at least twenty seconds
- Follow the national guidance if you or your family develop symptoms of the virus, and particularly if you or your family are included in the government’s groups of vulnerable people
- Keep checking the college website and parent app for updates
Despite these challenging times we are trying to bring what normality we can to college life. With this in mind from 11 am today we will start to release a series of videos to celebrate the individual and team successes our students have enjoyed in the PE and Sports arena this year. We will be announcing Sports Award winners from Year 7 today, Year 8 Tuesday, Year 9 Wednesday, Year 10 Thursday culminating in the Year 11 Awards on Friday 15th May and the announcement of this year’s School Colours Winners. Please do not forget to check in to our social media platforms from 11am each morning.
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind our Year 9 students to sign up for the D of E award and encourage our Senior Prefects in Year 10 to submit an application for the position of Head Girl or Head Boy.
Once again thank you for your support and understanding at this time. Take care.
Mr M E Haworth