YEAR 7, 8 & 9 LETTER
I am writing to you with regard to the recent government announcement pertaining to the gradual reopening of schools.
As you may or may not be aware the Department for Education published a document stating that primary schools will reopen on 1st June 2020 and that from this date ‘secondary schools, sixth form, and further education colleges (are) to begin (facilitating) some face to face support with year 10 and 12 pupils, although we do not expect these pupils to return on a full-time basis at this stage’.
As you can see there is currently no intention on the part of the government to reopen schools for students currently in Years 7, 8 and 9.
I appreciate that this news may be frustrating to you and that you are anxious with regards to both the current health situation and the fact that your son/daughter has been absent from college since Friday 20th March 2020.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for undertaking the role of teacher during this period and for your understanding of the college’s position.
Please be reassured that the college has a strong track record in preparing its students to gain the best results possible in external examinations. I do not anticipate this to change in the future.
Please can you convey a message to your son/daughter to remain calm and focused and reassure him/her that the college will make certain that any gaps in learning will be addressed upon his/her return to college.
The college will close on Friday 22nd May at 3.30pm for Half Term and re-open for the children of key workers on Monday 1st June 2020. During this time and the week following, we will prepare the building for Monday 8th June when our Year 10 students will commence a gradual reintegration into college unless the government advice changes.
The next scheduled release date of work for collection from the college and for listing on the college website is Friday 5th June 2020.
Please take care and stay safe.
Mr M Haworth