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Campsmount Academy

Campsmount Academy

11 June 2020 - Parent Letter - Y10

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.

Therefore, 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.  Each group will be in school for one day per week and during that time will follow a structured timetable so that they will receive teaching in all their subject areas before the end of term.  The plan is for the students to come in for 9.30am, have a two hour session followed by 30min lunch break (held outside wherever possible) then a second two hour learning slot.  Students would then be dismissed at 2.30pm.  The length of the slots is designed to minimise movement and social distancing measures will be in place at all times.  Government guidelines state that no more than 25% of the year 10 cohort can be in the building at any one time and so the cohort has been split into four groups.  Students will not be able to swap groups, as these have been carefully designed to ensure we have safe numbers in lessons to allow for social distancing. 

The programme of remote learning that is currently running will continue for Year 10 backed up by the ‘Live Support Sessions’ that run every day.  Students will therefore continue to be set work on a weekly basis via ‘Teams’ and if they encounter any difficulties, they can access support from their teachers on a daily basis through the support sessions.

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, as catering facilities will not be available.  Our students will not be expected to wear uniform, once again to minimise any risk to students and staff, however we do ask that they look smart and are appropriately dressed for school.  Please consider how your son or daughter will get to school as the Government is discouraging the use of public transport.

Parents will receive personalised letters via ParentMail confirming which group their child has been assigned to, which day of the week they are invited to attend and their timetable.

Please 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.

In the meantime, the keyworker provision for children of key workers and our most vulnerable students will continue to operate in school. Places are limited and can be booked by emailing For those families eligible for Free School Meals, the vouchers continue to be provided by the DfE at this time.

We look forward to welcoming your child back to Campsmount.

Yours sincerely,

Adam Dale