Parent Survey – Lateral Flow Testing

In light of the Government’s announcement, we require a response to this question in order to inform our planning for full lateral flow testing in school.
Your assistance is very much appreciated.

Mrs Riley

Please Note:
Answering YES to this question does not constitute ‘consent’. Parents will be required to complete additional documentation in order to consent to the testing.

Letter to Parents dated 31/12/2020

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31st December 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have all had a peaceful Christmas. In response to the government announcement on 30th December, I am writing to outline the changes we are making to the arrangements for the start of the new term.

Staff Training for Lateral Flow Testing  

As previously communicated, Monday 4th January is a staff training day and school is closed to pupils. Pupils in Years 7-11 will be able to access lessons remotely from Monday 4th January. Pupils in Years 12 and 13 will be able to access lessons remotely from Tuesday 5th January.

Lateral Flow Testing

We are busy arranging the site and resources to allow us to support the mass community testing programme. We hope to have detailed information and consent forms available for parents during the week commencing 4th January. Testing for Years 11 and 13 will take place from 11th January, and from 18th January for other year groups.

Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9:

  • will be expected to access remote learning from Monday 4th until Friday 15th January
  • will be able to follow the instructions on the school website to access lessons
  • will resume face-to-face lessons in school on Monday 18th January

Students in Years 10 and 12

  • Year 10 will be expected to access remote learning from Monday 4th until Friday 15th January
  • Year 12 will be expected to access remote learning from Tuesday 5th until Friday 15th January
  • Years 10 and 12 will resume face-to-face lessons in school on Monday 18th January

In line with government guidance, we have had to cancel the face-to-face provision planned for Year 10 and 12 students with external vocational examinations in January. These sessions will now take place remotely and information will follow about how to access them:

Year 12 Health & Social Care Thursday 7th January Times TBC
Year 12 Sport Friday 8th January Times TBC
Year 10 Health & Social Care Friday 8th January Times TBC

Students in Years 11 and 13

  • Year 11 will be expected to access remote learning from Monday 4th until Friday 8th January
  • Year 13 will be expected to access remote learning from Tuesday 5th January until Friday 8th January
  • Years 11 and 13 will resume face-to-face lessons in school on Monday 11th January

Additional study support sessions, for those students involved in external vocational examinations in January, will now be delivered remotely from 5th to 8th January.

Children of Key Workers

The children of key workers are welcome to attend school as normal from Tuesday 5th January, even if the rest of their year group is learning remotely. If you would like to book a place for your son or daughter, please email the school before Monday 4th January. Please provide the following information: name, year/tutor group and the dates they will attend school from 5th – 15th January, as well as your occupation and place of work. Requests only need to be made for the period when your child’s year group is learning remotely.

Vulnerable Children

Vulnerable children should attend school as normal from Tuesday 5th January. Families of vulnerable children will be contacted on Monday 4th January.

External Examinations

External vocational examinations for Year 10-13 students will go ahead as scheduled from 11th January. Please see the link to the timetable below.

Internal Examinations

Year 10 internal examinations have been moved back and will now begin on 18th January. Please see the link to the updated timetable below.

Free School Meals

If your son or daughter is entitled to a free school meal and you would like the school to provide lunch each day, please e-mail the school before Monday 4th January. Please write the words SCHOOL MEAL in the subject of the email.

IT Access

If your son or daughter will be unable to access an IT device for any reason from 5th January, please email the school before 4th January 2021. Please write the words IT SUPPORT in the subject of the email.

Transport

The school bus service will be operating its normal schedule.

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Children

Shielding advice is currently in place in tier 4 areas, and so all children still deemed clinically extremely vulnerable are advised not to attend school. Children who live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable, but who are not clinically extremely vulnerable themselves, should still attend school in all local restriction tiers, in line with the arrangements for their year-group peers. If you have received notification that your child is extremely clinically vulnerable and advised to shield, please contact the school by Monday 4th January.

The email address for all correspondence is info@chs.bwcet.com.

Examination timetables are available on the website: https://www.cardinalhume.com/student-information/examinations/

I would like to thank you for your support, patience and understanding. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Mr. B. Robson

Headteacher

 

Mandatory Face Coverings

In the light of local restrictions in our area, and discussions with Public Health England this evening, face coverings will become mandatory in communal areas of the school, for all students, staff and visitors, from Monday 21.9.20 (unless exempt).

We are encouraging people in school to begin to wear face coverings in communal areas from Friday 18.9.20 but understand that some may need the weekend to prepare.

Masks must be completely plain in design and black or white in colour. Disposable masks will be available for students tomorrow but they will need to provide their own from Monday. We hope that this will be a short-term measure until local cases are controlled.

We thank you for your continued support.

Scholars Service Important Notice To Parents

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS : SCHOLARS’ SERVICES

A reminder to parents and students that the wearing of face masks on public transport is mandatory. We been made aware that some students are removing face masks during the journey. This is a breach of health and safety regulations and will be treated very seriously. Students who do not comply with regulations will not be permitted to use the scholars’ service.

If you or your child is aware of individuals who are removing face masks, please inform the school so that we can pursue individual infringements. Students should not challenge another student on the bus, but inform a member of staff if they have concerns.

Please note that a small number of students carry an exemption card – we are aware of these students and they will not be affected.

Mrs Flint

 

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School Phone Service Down

Unfortunately, our school phones are currently not working. We are trying our best to get them up and running as soon as possible.

If you have any urgent matters, please email us on:

info@cardinalhume.com

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The school phones are now fully functional.

Year 11 Exam & Study Timetable

YEAR 11 EXAM & STUDY TIMETABLE
June 2015

Important Information for Pupils and Parents/Guardians:

From Monday 1st June 2015, Year 11 pupils will follow a timetable to help them with final exam preparation. This is outlined in the following pages.

  • When reading the timetable, any text in RED refers to study sessions. These are compulsory for pupils who have an exam in the subject mentioned. For example, pupils who have an exam in Geography should attend Geography sessions. All pupils have exams English/English Language and Maths – sessions will be delivered to all pupils in these subjects. We have delivered similar sessions in recent years and they have been extremely effective, so full attendance will be most beneficial.
  • When reading the timetable, any text in BLACK refers to external examinations. These must be sat at the times stated in the timetable so excellent punctuality and attendance are essential. All pupils have a copy of their individualised examination timetable.

It is important that all pupils know when their study sessions and external examinations will take place. Please take some time to read the timetable and identify the times when you/your son or daughter should be in school.

If you are unsure about any of the information:

  • Please see your/your son or daughter’s examination timetable
  • Contact Mr. Robson at the school (0191 487 7638).

Please download the full timetable below: