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 now into the original Easter break period and I think it is important to shift the focus from curriculum work towards mental and physical wellbeing. Of course, this doesn't mean that students should stop learning, but it does provide an opportunity to develop wider interests or learn something completely new. There are some ideas posted in our news items.
Public Health England has just released guidance for parents and carers on supporting children's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak > link.
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)
Information on the grading process for GCSE, AS Level and A level examinations has now been released and is located as a separate news item. We will email these out as soon as possible. This process does not apply to other qualifications such as BTECs, Cambridge Technicals etc. We await further details for those qualifications.
Students in Years 11 and 13 do not need to submit any more work for GCSEs and A levels.
It is a privilege to open our doors to the children of key workers. The timetable is quite different from the normal timetable, but we have a range of activities on offer. Regular exercise is part of the programme so it is important to bring along a basic indoor PE kit every day. Students are not required to wear school uniform. The College day runs from 8.45 to 3.10, but there is a homework club from 3.15 to 4.15 for students that want to access our computer facilities to complete online work. We are currently basing ourselves in the Post 16 Centre. See the news item for further details. The contact telephone number for this site is 01326 575022.
Please do not send your child into College if they have a high temperature or a persistent cough and follow the usual absence procedures.
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.
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.