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Arrangements for first week of Term - Jan 2021

Notice for Parents / Carers

Arrangements for January 2021 – first week of term

You will have seen media coverage of recent government proposals for secondary schools in January. The Government has advised that secondary schools in England should not fully re-open to all students and staff in the first week of term (week commencing 4 January 2021).
I would like to update you on our plans, following these latest announcements. We have planned to provide as much face-to-face teaching as we can, to support students who have upcoming external examinations. We have put a full programme of live lessons and remote learning in place for all other children for this week.

A full breakdown by year group is provided overleaf. In summary:

  • On Monday 4th January, the school will be closed for all students. This is to allow staff to

    prepare for the forthcoming voluntary testing programme.

  • School will then be open from Tuesday 5th January for:

    • -  All students in Year 11

    • -  Vulnerable children in all year groups

    • -  Children of critical key workers in all year groups

• School will be open from Wednesday 6th January for students in years 10 who have upcoming external examinations in the week commencing 11th January (Sport Studies, Sport Science & iMedia).

All other students will receive their learning remotely for the first week of term. Students are expected to engage fully with their timetabled remote learning and I thank you for your support with this.
We will welcome all students will be back at school for face-to-face teaching from week commencing 11 January 2021.

Remote Learning

Students are well practised in accessing our remote learning offer via Teams. If you would like an update or refresher on how to access remote learning, please review our guide to remote learning, via this link https://www.inglebymanorschool.org.uk/how-to-use-microsoft-teams-home-study on the school webpage.
I do appreciate that these changes come at short notice but we continue to follow all Government guidance on COVID-19 in order to safeguard our students, staff and wider school community.

We are currently awaiting further guidance on the government’s plans for voluntary testing in schools. We hope that this will be a positive development, to allow us to minimise the disruption to staff and students and maintain as much in person teaching and learning as possible. We will update you as soon as we can, as more information is provided by the government.

I would like to thank all members of our school community for their support throughout this term and wish you and your families a happy and safe Christmas.

Yours sincerely,

Ray Parkinson Principal

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Monday 4th January Years 7-10

Learning managers will run contact meetings on Teams with each tutor group. A timetable will be published on the website and posted in the appropriate year group Team. This will allow any issues over accessibility to be identified. The tutor will run through the programme of live lessons and remote learning organised for the year group.

Tuesday 5th January – Friday 8th January only, the following arrangements will be in place:

  • -  Year 7 – Remote learning. A full timetable of remote learning activities will be provided for

    Tuesday 6th – Friday 8th January. This will be published on the website and in the year group Team. Your child is required to engage fully with all activities included in their timetable and I would like to thank you for your support in this. They will return to school on Monday 11th January.

  • -  Year 8 - Remote learning. A full timetable of remote learning activities will be provided for Tuesday 6th – Friday 8th January. This will be published on the website and in the year group

Team. Your child is required to engage fully with all activities included in their timetable and I would like to thank you for your support in this. They will return to school on Monday 11th January.

- Year 9 - Remote learning. A full timetable of remote learning activities will be provided for Tuesday 6th – Friday 8th January. This will be published on the website and in the year group Team. Your child is required to engage fully with all activities included in their timetable and I would like to thank you for your support in this. They will return to school on Monday 11th January

  • -  Year 10 – If your child has external examinations in January, they will have a full timetable of remote support on Tuesday 5th January. This will be published on the website and in the year group Team. From Wednesday 6th January, they will return to school in person, to benefit from dedicated catch up and intervention sessions, ready for their upcoming examinations.

  • -  Year 10 - If your child does not have external examinations in January, they should access remote learning. A full timetable of remote learning activities will be provided for Tuesday 6th – Friday 8th January. This will be published on the website and in the year group Team. Your child is expected to engage fully with all activities included in their timetable and I would like to thank you for your support in this. They will return to school on Monday 11th January.

  • -  Year 11 - Students should report to the academy as normal from Tuesday 5 January to benefit from face-to-face teaching.

  • -  Vulnerable children and children of critical workers - Attend the academy as normal from Tuesday 5 January. You can find more information about this via the following link.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational- provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision