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KS4 Weekly Bulletin

Date: Monday 27th April 2020

Dear Parents, Carers and young people,

As we move into a longer period of working from home it is important that we all establish sustainable, and productive ways to work. Please do not underestimate the usefulness of writing your own task lists or writing down what you have done each day to keep focused and help to not feel overwhelmed. Check your Doddle account each morning if you are able to, please see our ‘Doddle hints & tips’. School provides us all with very clear structure to our day, maintaining some of that will be the key to our success.

Our focus is to provide the best educational experience possible at this time. We are in the process of establishing a platform on which students can submit work and teachers can provide feedback. More information will be provided on this in due course. If you have any concerns regarding the ability of your child to access work that is set, or anything that may be a barrier to them completing work, please get in touch with the year teams so that we can support your child at this time.

As a school community we are aware that not all students are able to take part in online lessons due to their own home circumstance and we do not want to disadvantage any of our young people. Our priority is to offer the best educational experience that we can at this time. However, if you feel your young person would benefit from online lessons, and they are fortunate enough to have access to a laptop at home there are a number of resources the government have made available:

Support for remote education

This week has seen the launch of several online resources with DfE backing. We have published a set of high-quality resources on GOV.UK, and many suppliers are making their own resources, both online and hard-copy, available to schools for free, including:

•          Oak National Academy - this is a brand-new enterprise created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England and backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, created by teachers for teachers, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10.

•          The BBC is delivering an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers – helping to keep children learning and supporting parents.  

Further details on all types of remote learning can be found on GOV.UK


I would love to see pictures of what you are doing, so tweet or email me! It’ll help us to feel connected as a year team.

Stay safe, keep learning and look after yourselves and your families,

Mrs R. Dempsey

Director of Learning to Key Stage 4

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