An update following the Secretary of State’s (Gareth Williamson) statement yesterday about examinations this summer. In his statement the Secretary of State confirmed that GCSEs, A Levels and AS Levels would not go ahead this summer. The DfE have said that while the details need to be confirmed, they will use a form of teacher assessment to award grades. Full letter to parents.
January 2021 Letter to parents of critical workers/vulnerable pupils from Lead for Student Wellbeing.
Following on from the Government’s announcement yesterday;
“full-time on-site provision from the first day of term for all vulnerable children and young people, and the children of critical workers”,
I would like to invite your child to come back to school for a face-to-face education from Monday 4thJanuary 2021. All lessons will also be remotely streamed to those students who haven’t been invited and those students will be expected to logon as each lesson takes place.
The criteria below sets out how your child has been chosen, but if you would like more information with regard to this please do contact me.
Vulnerable children and young people include those who:
• are assessed as being in need under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, including children and young people who have a child in need plan, a child protection plan or who are a looked-after child
• have an education, health and care (EHC) plan
• have been identified as otherwise vulnerable by educational providers or local authorities (including children’s social care services), and who could therefore benefit from continued full-time attendance, this might include:
• children and young people on the edge of receiving support from children’s social care services or in the process of being referred to children’s services
• adopted children or children on a special guardianship order
• those at risk of becoming NEET (‘not in employment, education or training’)
• those living in temporary accommodation
• those who are young carers
• those who may have difficulty engaging with remote education at home (for example, due to a lack of devices or quiet space to study)
• care leavers
• other children and young people at the provider and local authority’s discretion including pupils who need to attend to receive support or manage risks to their mental health
If you do not wish your child to accept this invite, please let me know and that they are able to access the remote learning instead?
I very much look forward to welcoming your child back, after what I hope, has been a lovely Christmas break for you all.