COVID19 BANNERTOP

 

Letter From the Diocese

Re-opening of Schools letter to Heads and Chairs - 19 May 2020

 

Letter from The Headteacher

22 May 2020


Dear Parents

I write again to you to thank you for your ongoing support at this difficult time. I am overwhelmed with the number of pupils who are working so hard from home at this time, and I thank you for your continued support. Many of you have responded with words of gratitude for teachers and support staff and have expressed many thanks to them for the support they are providing your child with their on line learning and pastoral care. We will continue to do our very best for your child as we move forward into the unknown. It would appear that our Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils will continue with the current model of home learning for at least the rest of the term. We are consulting with Year 10 parents regarding the possible return of their children later in the term for some form of academic support.
 
Half term dates are from Monday May 25th through to Friday 29th. During the half term, teachers will not be setting work. The children (and parents!) are ready for a break and are not expected to work during the holiday. 
 
Work will be set from Monday 1st June. 
 
School will remain open during half term for the children of Keyworkers.
 
Yesterday, we received information from a parent who is a front line worker that she had been sent home from working as a nurse, as she was displaying Covid 19 symptoms. She has been tested. Her child had been attending school. We sent her child home, although she was not displaying symptoms at this time. The child has also been tested. This is not a confirmed case of Covid 19. Therefore, school will remain open for the children of keyworkers. We will inform you if the test result is positive and explain any implications for the opening of school. 

(UPDATE 25/05/2010 - Testing results came back negative, No virus was present)
 
Pastoral Check-ins  As part of our ongoing support, every Wednesday from 3rd June we are asking Year 7-10 pupils to check-in with their Form Teacher. Your child’s form teacher will set up this facility in Show My Homework. 
 
Could I ask you to keep the family of one of our Year 8 pupils in your prayers and thoughts. His mother sadly passed away from this terrible disease earlier in the week. We will be celebrating the Feast of Pentecost on Sunday 31st May. We pray that the Holy Spirit will give us the strength and courage to continue to be positive during this difficult time. Our Muslim colleagues, pupils and families will be celebrating Eid over the weekend; Eid Mubarak to you all.
 
I hope you have a great half-term break. Keep safe and well. I believe that there will be further updates from the government over the next week. We will endeavour to keep you informed.

Yours sincerely


Richard Varey
Headteacher

 

Updated guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings

The guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings has been updated with additional information on the Friday 8 May Bank Holiday, a link to the updated admissions appeals guidance and updates to the support and educational resources available to parents to help them educate their children at home.

The guidance can be found here: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

 

Other Support Information

Submitting Work on a mobile phone using Show My Homework

Managing your Show My Homework account

  

Government Information

The govenment had published guidance for all UK residents on what you need to know about the Coronavirus pandemic and what you should do. Follow the link below for the most up to date information.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

GCSE Exam information from OFQUAL

Please see below latest information in full from Ofqual regarding GCSE exams:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofqual

  

 

 

 

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OTHER RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

MANAGING YOUR SHOW MY HOMEWORK ACCOUNT

A Useful Guide to Managing your Show My Homework Account so that it more organised and appears less cluttered

  

ONLINE SAFETY

Keeping students safe online

Parent / Carer Online Safety Support Guide

Parent / Carer Online Radicalisation Information

 

ONLINE CULTURE

Some staff and families might be interested in this to keep their cultural experiences alive.

https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/digital-stage/

Links on here for upcoming online dance classes aimed at families and elderly, which staff might like to share their friends and families.


SOME SCIENCE RELATED PROGRAMME YOU CAN WATCH AT HOME

If you have a few moments and want to catch up on the Sciences and Science related topics, there is plenty of media on straeming and catch-up services, Here is a link which details some of the programmes we have found for you.

 

OFFICE 365 FOR STUDENTS

Students at Blessed Trinity have access to use Microsoft Office 365 at home

Follow the link for Instructions on installing Office 365

  
HOME LEARNING

Home Learning Timetable

Work should be available by 9:30am each day. Additionally, staff will be available to answer individual queries between 9-1pm each day using the Show My Homework facility.

The school have collated some useful resouces to allow parents and carers to continue with home learning during the closure, these are organised by subject.

HOME LEARNING RESOURCES, CLICK HERE

ONLINE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT THAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS CAN ACCESS

 

TASSOMAI

Tassomai is a online learning resource for all Year 9 and 10 learners.

This program allows students to develop their recall and retention skills of the key scientific concepts they have covered in preparation for their GCSE examinations.

In these unprecedented times this is an invaluable resource that will allow learners to continue to develop their understanding and unable them to become experts in the topics already taught.
We would recommend that learners log on to Tassomai for 15 minutes a day to aid their recall of key facts.

Pupils will be provided with details to allow them to make their own account and monitor their progress from their class teachers via Show my Homework.

If you have any questions please email Mrs Hacking at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tassomai Guide

 

TASSOMAI LETTER TO PARENTS AND CARERS

Tassomai Letter

 

LCC SUPPORT GUIDES

Lancashire County Council have published an on-line guide for parents and carers, on how they can help their child continue their learning during the school closure. 

They have also published a Mental Health guide that provides information and resources that may help families and students who are self-isolating.

Helping your child study guide

Helpful Mental Health advice

 

MENTAL HEALTH 

Helping children deal with stress

WHO information about dealing with stress and the impact on mental health caused by the COVID-19 outbreak

 

 

MESSAGE OF WELCOME FROM THE HEADTEACHER

BLESSED TRINITY RC COLLEGE

Welcome, Blessed Trinity is a fantastic place - we believe that we are part of God’s creative process, fulfilling the potential of each individual in order to make the world a better place. We are a vibrant community, inspiring young hearts and minds and enabling all of our youngsters to flourish.

We do hope that you find our website a useful resource.

 

Richard Varey
Headteacher

 

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