Welcome to our first weekly newsflash as a virtual school. As Vladimir Lenin said: “There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.” This has been one of those weeks and we are all having to come to terms with a completely new way of living and learning.
I have to say how proud I am so far of the way our learners have responded to the ‘new normal’. They are not only working hard on their lessons at home but taking the time to write to us and send photos of their activities. I am delighted with the way they have responded to their teachers and hope that they have now found effective routines to allow them to continue to learn whilst supporting their own families.
We do not know how long the current situation will last but we are doing everything we can behind the scenes to provide the very best learning opportunities for our students whilst the school remains closed to most students. We will continue to work with the teachers and faculty leaders to see how we can make learning even more effective and hope to be able to share our ideas with you soon.
Please keep an eye on our school website where I will keep you updated, on a daily basis, of any changes that may affect you or your child. We are all keen to hear the detail from the Department for Education about how the year 11 grades will be awarded.
In the ‘new normal’ I am determined that the school will continue to serve our community and we will, as far as possible, try to continue with the school calendar as published. We will continue to provide reports for year groups as planned and we are looking at ways we can keep an eye on students’ learning through quizzes and reviews. We are planning how to continue our work with the Mossley and Carrbrook Schools Partnership and looking forward to our upcoming PRIDE awards ceremonies- albeit in a different format this year.
Please stay in touch and let us know if there is anything that you are really pleased with, and even more importantly, what we can do even better for you or your child.
In the meantime, please continue to follow Government guidance to stay safe but have a great weekend.