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Wider opening for Year 10 and 12 students has gone well and we will be moving to Phase 3 next week. Year 10 students are scheduled for two mornings in the fortnight and Year 12 for up to two subjects per day.

Welcome to Helston

 

Dear Parent, Carer and Student

During this difficult and uncertain period I will use this homepage to pass on some key messages. I will also use the news items for more detailed information. Please check the website regularly for updates.

We are moving to Phase 3 of wider opening for Year 10 and Year 12 students next week. See 'Wider Opening' news item to the right. Year 10 parents received a text with specific attendance dates a couple of weeks ago and Year 12 students received a personalised timetable. Please contact the College if you require further information.

Latest guidance for Parents from the Department for Education (26th June)

 
 
What parents and carers need to know about educational provision during the Covid-19 outbreak.


Helston Community College will continue to provide online learning for the vast majority of students at this time. We are evolving and developing new methods and resources for this, and are experimenting with video recordings and Google Meets. Hard copies of work continue to be available on request.

  • Face-to-face sessions are now taking place for students in Year 10 and Year 12 on a rota basis. Attendance has been very good so far. The number of sessions will increase from 29th June for these students.
  • Our on-site provision is open to children of critical workers and identified vulnerable children. Here is the link to the critical worker document > link.

  • Places at our on-site provision should be pre-booked. We will text you a link to an online form for this purpose. 

  • If you are a critical worker that hasn’t used this service but now require a place for your child/children, then please contact the College on 01326 572685 and we will arrange for you to receive the booking text.


There were several key announcements by the DfE on 19/04. The links for parents are below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/supporting-your-childrens-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-major-package-to-support-online-learning

The Oak National Academy looks like it may be an excellent platform for home learning - https://www.thenational.academy. The BBC is also broadcasting lessons for KS3 via the Red Button on TV and on iPlayer.


Digital devices for disadvantaged and vulnerable students

We have now received some Chromebooks from the government for loaning to vulnerable students and disadvantaged students in Year 10. They are being set up by our IT Technicians and will be distributed within the next fortnight. 

Support to help keep children safe online

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)

  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

 

Examination Grading
The College has now submitted all Centre Assessment Grades and an overall qualification rank order of students to examination boards. This was a difficult process but we approached it with integrity, in line with the guidance. This data will now be standardised by Ofqual and the grades submitted by the College may be amended in line with their statistical models.

A level results day is on 13th August and GCSE results day on 20th August. These will not operate as normal. Information will be sent out soon with details of these days and the options available to students.


Please take care of yourselves during this time and operate social distancing procedures. I understand that home learning will be difficult and it will be important to try to establish a routine.

There are some additional home learning resources here that may be of use > link.

If you are struggling to print resources or would like some exercise books, for example, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Best wishes

Wayne Jenkins

 

Mr Jenkins, Head Teacher

Mr Jenkins joined the College in 1997 as a science teacher, specialising in Chemistry and Physics. He joined the Senior Leadership Team in 2007, and was appointed as Head Teacher in April 2018.

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