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and Performing Arts College

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Weekly Bulletin

Monday 4th May

Dear Parents, Carers and young people,

It can be difficult to strike a balance during this time, some of you may be feeling overwhelmed, some of you may be feeling like you aren’t doing enough. The truth is, we are in very unique circumstances that none of us have experienced before. Our home situations are all totally unique, some of us may be lucky enough to have access to a laptop of our own, whilst others may be sharing with parents and siblings. You will have noticed that your teachers are uploading work that MUST be completed, work with very specific deadlines. Whilst other work may be a ‘stretch and challenge’ task that will be suitable for students that feel they are able to do more. It is also important to remember that our learning is not restricted to our Doddle accounts, check out below our remote working section and find the balance for you.

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

Healthcare

During this ongoing COVID 19 situation and extended closure of schools, we just want to let you know that the 0-19 School Health Service in Cheshire East is still available for contact should you have any queries or concerns regarding your child.

If you would like to speak to a school nurse, please do call us on the telephone number above.

Information and regular updates can be found on our Facebook page: Cheshire East School Nurses

We are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.If there is no reply when you ring it may mean we are busy taking another call. Please leave a brief message with your child’s name, date of birth, the school they normally attend, and your contact number and we will return your call.

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

Mrs R. Dempsey

rdempsey@phs.cheshire.sch.uk

Director of Learning to Key Stage 4

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