Update from the Principal 23.04.20

Dear Students, Parents and Carers

I hope that you remain safe and well and enjoyed the Easter Break.

We have now completed the first week of the extended lockdown arrangements which will continue for a further two weeks (at least).   I have reviewed the current school opening arrangements and are satisfied the measures we are putting in place to educate those children of key workers safely are sufficient and will continue. During the last few weeks we have supported the national effort by; donating all our safety equipment in Science to local Doctors surgeries, baked cakes for NHS staff at Pinderfields and are currently supporting the wider Trust with the manufacture of PPE from our technology department.  We will continue to support wherever we can.

When I know more about the long term plans, I will be in touch.  In the meantime the building will remain closed for the majority of students and our staff team will continue providing an effective home education for your child. 

I would like to stress that homeworking is important for all students and it is vital that they do not fall behind on their studies.  I ask that parents monitor and encourage their children to complete the work set by teachers, this is especially true for students in Year 10 as these students will be sitting their GCSE examinations in just over 12 months time.  We are currently developing more specific work for Year 10 students and I ask that they check their school emails from next week to ensure they do not miss out.

There are also a number of additional online resources that are being developed such as BBC bitesize which could also help enthuse and engage young people.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any comments or suggestions, or require any help.  Teachers continue to work from home and will be available to help students during school hours.                                                                                            

We are all waiting to hear good news about when the current situation will ease and schools will reopen.  In the meantime I send my best wishes to you all, please continue to follow the government guidelines on social distancing and I am looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

Yours faithfully

Mr D Hewitt, Principal