Message from Mr Gibson to Yr8
URGENT MESSAGE FROM:
Counter Fraud and Investigations – Torbay Council
Please take note of this important information.
We have been alerted by the DFE that some parents have received an email stating :
‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.
This is a scam email – do not respond, and delete immediately.
Message from Mr Boughton to Yr12
Message from Mr Boughton to Yr13
Wednesday was originally the day of woe. I hope that at this midpoint in the week yours is proving rather more optimistic and manageable!
As the week in progressing more of us are finding a new rhythm and routine to our daily lives. Thank you to all parents for the work you are doing at home to support your children’s learning while they are away from school. We have really enjoyed seeing the photos you have sent us so keep on sending those in. We have been blown away by the number of messages of support and appreciation we have received from parents and these have helped to keep us going. Today, school staff held a community prayer session via Google Meet. We joined with the Holy Father Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Christians across the globe at 11am to say the Lords Prayer and ask for the Father’s healing in the world.
Only a small number of students have attended school this week, which has meant that more of our staff are able to stay at home and keep safe. We will remain here to look after vulnerable children and those whose parents are critical workers. This provision is only available as a last resort. We have contacted these families today to plan for Easter childcare if needed. Thank you to those who have responded.
We have been getting a number of enquiries through requesting the delivery of school work. All of our resources are online and are accessed via Google Classroom. We have sent home work to those families that requested it earlier in the week because their children were absent last week or do not have internet access. Due to the new restrictions in place limiting travel we are not able to deliver any further work to families. If your child has damaged their Chromebook we are not able to come and collect this to arrange a repair. We are sorry that we can’t offer any further assistance with this at this time.
As always, our dedicated website page is updated regularly. Please use this as your first port of call.
Wishing you all the very best.
Mr J. Down
Our final delivery of food and work booklets for students will be leaving at 11am. We will no longer be able to offer this service after this.
Riviera Life Store House and also Baby bank for the distribution of Food and basic household needs as well as distributing pre-owned and new baby items to vulnerable families. Please contact them via the details below.
From tomorrow, school will be closed until further notice except for children of critical workers and the most vulnerable.
Please do not send your child to school. Please act on government guidance and keep your kids safe at home.
Visit our website for all the latest updates and information.
The Government has now publish the official list of key workers.
If your child is in the vulnerable group or you are a key worker and you can’t make arrangements to look after your child at home from Monday then please let the Admin Team know by e-mailing [email protected]
This will enable us to plan for the number of children attending school next week and to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff.
Thank you for your continued support as we continue to navigate through these uncertain times.
Tomorrow school will be closed to Year 11 students due to staff shortages and those members of staff who need to self-isolate. The school will remain open to all other year groups. Vulnerable students and the children of key workers in Year 11 can still attend school tomorrow if they wish.
A number of Year 11 and 13 students have been asking what is happening with regards to exams in the summer and their future qualifications. This information will be announced by the Government tomorrow.
Year 11 students who are planning to return to Sixth Form in September will be invited to a Sixth Form Taster Week and Freshers Fair later in the summer. We want to reassure all Year 11 and 13 students that the Summer Balls will still happen once a new date has been arranged. We will ensure that all Year 11 and 13 students will have the opportunity to celebrate the end of year.
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, we are preparing boxes of food for families to use next week. These will be available from Monday and we will confirm how these will be distributed tomorrow.
Finally, we would like to remind all parents that their children should not be in school if they are displaying symptoms of Coronavirus and should be following guidance on self isolation. Please contact the school if you are a Key Worker and your child will be attending school next week.
Please continue to act on the latest Government guidance and remember all members of the school community in your prayers.
IMPORTANT UPDATE – To ensure the health and safety of all our students and staff, school will be closed for Year 11 students on Friday 20th March. School will remain open for all other year groups. Children of key workers in Year 11 may attend school along with those in the vulnerable groups. Vulnerable children are classed as those who have an allocated social worker or an EHCP (Education Heath and Care Plan).
Last night the Government made the following announcement:
If your child has a social worker a member of school staff will be contacting you to make arrangements for them to attend school next week.
Parents who are key workers are asked to e-mail us on the admin email address ([email protected]) by 4:00pm today to confirm the following:
This information will be treated confidentially.
As you will appreciate this is a very challenging time for all of us. We are working at a reduced capacity at the moment so please bear with us.
Please do not ring or call the school unless it is absolutely essential. All information and updates will be posted on this page and via our social media channels.
Thanks your continued support and prayers at this time.
Mr J. Down (Headteacher)
Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)
We have been made aware of a post made on Face Book stating that there is a confirmed case of the Coronavirus at STCM.
As a school we continually review the advice and guidance from the Government and Public Health England. Over recent weeks we have raised our infection control measures and have done so again in response to Public Health England guidance.
This afternoon we have spoken to Public Health England regarding this report. They are not currently testing in the community so this is not a confirmed case.
Parents and students are reminded that if they have any of the symptoms of Cornonavirus they should stay at home and self isolate following the guidance below: