Coronavirus Latest


30th March

IMPORTANT EXAMINATION INFORMATION

Dear Students,

I am well aware that a level of anxiety remains regarding the awarding of grades at KS4 and KS5 this summer.

As you may have heard, Ofqal is working closely with the DfE, examination boards and school leaders to ensure that the awarding of grades is fair and reflects the true picture of yourperformance on your chosen course.

The DfE has issued some guidance about how this may work.  However, we await further information which will guide us as to how, as a school, we will support this process. The link below takes to you the DfE document:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020

It is important to note that schools will be using a range of information to submit a judgement about the calculated grade for you in every subject that you have been entered for. Until a clear process has been identified by the authorities, we are unable to identify how this will work. We are also not able to comment on your potential grades at this stage and we would ask for your understanding with this. This process will involve decisions based on your work set by teachers at the Academyand it is highly unlikely that we will take into consideration information from private tutors. The current government intention is to publish grades in July, although an exact date has yet to be confirmed.

I do wish to remind you of the importance of completing work set by subject teachers as this may provide additional evidence to inform the grades you are awarded. If you are asked for additional work will you please send this electronically to your teacher, or await further instruction if you are producing work which cannot be sent via email/Firefly. It is important to remember that the knowledge and skills that you are developing now will help to ensure that you are ready to progress to your next steps in education or employment when you have completed your studies at the Academy.

I trust that you and your family will keep safe in the coming weeks and I would like to assure you all that my staff and I will work to secure you the grades you deserve.

Yours faithfully,

Miss C Huddleston

Principal

20th  March

Please read the advice from the government found at this link and also the information contained in this download:

Key Worker

18th  March

All sporting clubs and fixtures are now cancelled/postponed for the foreseeable future.

16th  March

Dear parents/carers,

We would like to reassure all our parents/carers, students, staff and the wider community that the Academy is continuing to closely monitor all the relevant guidance from Public Health England and other government agencies about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Currently, the UK government is continuing to say that schools and colleges should remain open, so that is what we are doing until we are instructed otherwise.  Following the advice received, we have taken a number of key actions to help keep the Academy community safe. These include putting in place extra cleaning, ensuring access to hand washing facilities along with daily reminders on how to minimise the risk of contracting the virus.

Please be reassured that we continue to review all information available from the government along with public health advice and will communicate with you should any changes to our normal routines be necessary. The link below may provide you with further information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

We thank you for your continued support.