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Campsmount Academy

Campsmount Academy

11 June 2020 - Parent Letter - Y12

The current information from the Government states:

From the 15 June, we are asking secondary schools, sixth form, and further education colleges to begin offering some face-to-face support to year 10 and 12 pupils to supplement their remote education, which should remain their predominant mode of education during this term.

We have been working on a plan to allow our students in years 10 and 12 to access this ‘face to face support’ ensuring we follow all guidance from the Government, the DfE, Doncaster Council and the Teaching Unions. Please read the attached letter from Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health Doncaster who has recommended a phased return to school for years 10 and 12.

Therefore, from 15th June, we will be opening our doors to groups of year 10 students Monday to Thursday and on Friday for our Year 12 students.  We also feel this will provide opportunities for ‘face to face support and teaching’ to develop that sense of structure and normality in their lives. We are impressed with how Year 12 students have engaged so positively with the Live Learning timetable that was launched on 1st June and students have been amazing in the virtual lessons held. The remote learning and virtual lessons will continue, in addition to Year 12’s being invited attend school on Friday.

The plan is for the students to come in for their face to face learning from 9.30am.  Students need to attend the slots that are relevant to them, in the specified rooms.  Students can use the social space or external areas following strict social distancing if they have a slot without a lesson.  Once lessons are complete, it is expected that students will return home. The timetable attached below indicates the timings for ‘Live Learning’ and ‘face to face learning’.  We will be following a two week timetable.  Live learning, facilitated through Teams, is coloured Green and face to face learning, in school, is coloured blue.  Miss Hudson will be in school every Friday to ensure students have a central point of contact and to continue supporting students pastorally.

During our plans to reopen a thorough risk assessment has been carried out by the school and an extensive programme of cleaning is in place.  It is really important that students are prepared for school and bring all the equipment they will need, as borrowing this will not be an option.  We also ask that students bring a packed lunch, if required, as catering facilities will not be available.  Please consider how your child will get to school as the Government is discouraging the use of public transport.

Please also find attached a School, Parent, Student Agreement. This clearly shows what is required from all parties; school, parents and students when we return to school. If you send your child to school, this will confirm your agreement to the policy.

We understand that sending your child to school is a difficult decision.  However please be assured all guidance and advice has been followed and that during the planning of this structure the safety of our students and staff has been of paramount importance.  We look forward to welcoming your child back to Campsmount.

Yours sincerely,

Adam Dale