Category Archives: Notices

Childcare Hub & Onsite Working

Vulnerable Students and Critical Worker Hub The Government clarified that children of Critical Worker parents should work at home where possible. For students where this is not possible, the school Hub provides a place where they can attend school and be supervised completing their remote learning. Anyone needing a place for a child in the […]

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Headteacher’s Weekly Newsletter (20 January 2021)

Dear Parents As we come to the end of the third week of remote education, hopefully students have settled into a good routine. Our monitoring continues to show a high level of engagement and we have been impressed with how the students are taking the wider opportunities available to them, such as the Curriculum Challenges. […]

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MH and Wellbeing Support from Kooth

With the latest lockdown and school closures, young people may greatly benefit from some additional support with their mental health. Kooth can offer that MH and wellbeing support to young people in Cumbria aged 11-18. They are hosting a virtual information session on Tuesday, 2  February at 12-1pm. This will offer an insight into the […]

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Looking After Wellbeing

Supporting your teen’s wellbeing during coronavirus You might be feeling worried about your child’s wellbeing or mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, and want to know how to help. MIND has some tips on how to support your teen’s wellbeing, including advice on ways to get help: Supporting your teen’s wellbeing Looking after your own […]

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Headteacher’s Weekly Newsletter (13 January 2021)

Dear Parents It is nice to report that the weekend and last few days have brought little change to the education system, and I am hopeful that we will now see a period of some stability. We, like everyone else, do await the OFQUAL consultation on the methods being proposed for assessing our Year 11 […]

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GCSE Clarification Letter

Dear Year 11 Students After I spoke to you yesterday we have had some sense of further clarification of how GCSEs will be awarded. As the Secretary of State has confirmed today, the main exam series in the summer has been cancelled. Exam grades will be based in some way on Teacher Assessment which will […]

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A Level Clarification Letter

Dear Year 13 Students After I spoke to you yesterday we have had some sense of further clarification of how A Levels will be awarded. As the Secretary of State has confirmed today, the main exam series in the summer has been cancelled. Exam grades will be based in some way on Teacher Assessment which […]

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New Term Arrangements (Updated 5 January 2021)

Dear Parents To use the Government’s own words: “Colleges, primary (reception onwards) and secondary schools will remain open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term.” I have to admit I didn’t think we would see such a long period of time for remote […]

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Remote Learning Guide & IT Support (January 2021)

Students will continue to be supported remotely through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called ‘Firefly’. There is a student app for iOS and Android and we suggest this is used to enable students to keep track and access all work set. The app can also be used on an iPAD. If you do not wish […]

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