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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

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Key Stage 3 Weekly Bulletin

Monday 4th May

Dear Parents, Carers and young people,

            I hope this bulletin finds you and your families safe and well. 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. We are in very unique circumstances that none of us have experienced before - our home situations are all different, and it is important that you do what you can and what is right for you. You will have noticed that your teachers are uploading work that must be completed with 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 Doddle accounts; there are many resources out there than help to develop and consolidate your learning. It is also really important that you spend some time doing wider educational activities – be creative, read a book, spend time with siblings, watch some classic films, be active, cook or bake – this is a unique opportunity to invest time in to your own skills and things you enjoy, so make sure you set aside some time each day for activities that make you feel good. My weekend has been spent decorating – I feel like I have definitely achieved something!

Support for Remote Education

The DfE has backed a number of online resources to support remote learning, including:

• Oak National Academy - this is a brand-new enterprise created by 40 teachers from schools across England and backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, 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. 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.

As a school, our focus is to provide the best educational experience possible at this time. 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. Finally, please remember that although we are not physically in school, we are still a community and we will do everything we can to support you and your learning during this time. If ever you need anything, send me a tweet or drop me an email.

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

Miss E Keaveney

eke@phs.cheshire.sch.uk                                                                                Director of Learning for KS3