Coronavirus - Live Updated GuidancePosted on: 2020-03-17
Latest Update: 27th March 2020
See latest letter regarding changes to student home working from Mr Goodall:
A reminder about the home working guidance:
Update: 24th March 2020
See latest letter regarding school closure from Mr Newman:
Update: 20th March 2020
- Exam results
- National voucher scheme
Update: 19th March 2020
School nurse contacts
Please can visit the website https://childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/
Students can visit the website
The Chat Health text number is: 07507 329 951 for age 11-19
Our school nursing team responds to texts within one working day.
Chat Health operates Monday to Friday 9am – 5.00pm (excluding bank holidays). Out of these opening times, anyone who texts Chat Health will receive an automated message with advice on where to get help if their question is urgent.
Update: 18th March 2020
We are expecting a further update this evening after the daily government briefing, however currently we will still be partially closed for the foreseeable future. Only year 11 and 13 should be in school until further notice.
Please be aware that we have now cancelled the 6th form and year 11 parents' evenings which were due to take place on the 19th March and 2nd April. Teachers will contact parents individually if they have significant concerns.
We have had a number of issues with students struggling to log into Microsoft Teams or handing in assignments. Microsoft have been seen a dramatic uptick in usage as a result of home working generally across the globe and so are experiencing intermittent service. Please bear with it and keep trying as we expect this to be resolved within days.
We are so glad it's working for the vast majority and have had some lovely feedback. We really appreciate your support as staff are working really hard to get up to speed with using the new technologies and changes to normal work practices. See feedback below:
"My girl has not stopped doing her home learning since she’s woken up, she is a star, I’m very proud of her this is just one of the pieces she’s done today. She’s loving it, it’s really keeping her occupied through this hard time and keeping her busy"
Update: 17th March 2020
In order to support students and parents we have produced a package of homeworking support. Please see below to links to letters of information and homeworking guidance:
Update: 16th March 2020
Please see a letter from Mr Newman about the partial closure of the school from tomorrow (Tuesday 17th March 2020)
Please be advised, only year 11 and 13 should attend. All other year groups should stay at home.
Trust Update: 13th March 2020
DfE Update: 2nd March 2020
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Bourne Trust Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: 2 March 2020
Bourne Education Trust and its schools are actively monitoring Public Health England (PHE) and Department for Education (DfE) guidance in relation to Coronavirus in order that we can respond quickly as advice is updated. We will keep parents and carers informed through the BET and individual school websites.
The health, welfare and safety of our students, staff and visitors is of paramount importance to us and we are regularly reviewing our procedures in order to minimise any potential impact and reduce the possibility of exposure to Coronavirus within our schools. No school closures are planned.
We will be regularly reminding students, staff and visitors of the need to observe good hand hygiene, following the NHS ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ campaign in addition to ensuring that all frequently touched surfaces are appropriately cleaned.
Public Health England have issued specific advice for travellers returning from affected areas: see link, with clear guidance on whether self-isolation is needed or not.
Please keep your child’s school informed if a member of your family has come in contact with anyone who has travelled to one of the affected areas recently.