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 should attend school as normal from Tuesday 5th January. Families of vulnerable children will be contacted on Monday 4th January.
External vocational examinations for Year 10-13 students will go ahead as scheduled from 11th January. Please see the link to the timetable below.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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