I pray you are in the best of Imaan and health.
You will by now be aware the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown commencing from yesterday midnight. As a result, schools will remain closed until atleast the half term (12th February 2021). All learning will therefore continue remotely via Microsoft Teams for the remainder of this half term.
To ensure staff and pupils are not overwhelmed by live sessions along with constraints parents have raised especially with accessibility to internet and electronic devices, the online teaching will be a combination of live session and non-live session. Teachers will remain available when live sessions are not taking place. I attach the alterative timetable; this is will be effective from Wednesday 6th January 2021.
As a reminder though learning is taking place remotely lesson times will be considered as a school day and as such the school polices will be applicable to pupils with the exception the school unfirm. I would request you remind your child to display the utmost respect and a positive attitude towards the teachers, each other, and learning.
Access to work in the absence of IT facilities.
The school will make work available to be collected from school, should pupils have difficulty accessing work online. If you would prefer this option, please contact the school office.
The GCSE exams will no longer be taking place for the year 11 pupils. The government are yet to announce how pupils GCSE grades will be ascertained.
The mock exams, which were scheduled for next week have been cancelled and will now take place once pupils return. Pupils must continue to engage with their learning to ensure they achieve their potential.
I will keep you updated on how the GCSE results will be established, once I have further guidance.
Term 2 fees are now due with the deadline being set at 15th January 2021. Those on an agreed payment plan must also continue to pay fees on time.
I would urge all parents to ensure fees are paid on time, without this we are unable to operate the school or the online learning.
If you are experiencing difficulties with paying fees, please contact the school administration team on the school mobile number on 07419370570.