During the continuing pandemic, the wellbeing of our students, families and staff remains a priority for us as a school.
Although it was wonderful to see the students in school for the first academic term of this year, we are once again mindful to do all that we are able to ensure the wellbeing of students whilst they work remotely, from home.
We have had positive feedback regarding the inclusion of live lessons and Form Time, and we hope that the children enjoy the opportunity to connect with their Form Tutors and each other, and to enjoy weekly assemblies delivered by their Year Coordinators.
Students will have access to their own Year Group Google noticeboards, as well as the whole school noticeboard, which is updated most days, but at least weekly with updates, resources, ideas and support strategies. Form Tutors and Year Coordinators will be directing students' attention to these, as relevant. We are also pleased to share an additional School Closure Wellbeing Page, linked below, with support for students, ranging from external resources through to tips on managing increased screen time.
As during the previous lockdown, students will be receiving welfare calls from various members of staff. However, they also have the option of emailing their Year Coordinators at any time for support, using the personalised Year Group email as follows:
Year 7: email@example.com
Year 8: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 9: email@example.com
Year 10: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 11: email@example.com
Year 12: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 13: email@example.com
As before, we will have a number of community events for the students to participate in, with the aim of helping them to feel more connected with their peers and teachers. During the last lockdown we had a variety of events, such as sunflower growing competitions, baking competitions, pets' corner and much more. We are currently in consultation with our 6th Form Student Leaders, prefects and colleagues to put together a range of ideas which the students should enjoy.
Most importantly, although they are at home, we would like the students to know that we are there for them. We ask that families please remain in touch with us, and if you are concerned about your child or children, please do not hesitate to make contact with us to request a telephone call and further support. The easiest way to do so would be to email: firstname.lastname@example.org