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Message from the Headteacher

05 February 2021

Dear Parents/Carers


It’s hard to believe that we have now completed 5 weeks of lockdown and remote learning and I am sure you are all very much looking forward to half term. The feedback from pupils and parents shows that the majority have tackled the challenges of remote learning head on which is great to see. In this newsletter you will see details of how KS3 pupils can come in to school next week to collect their booklets for next half term. You will also be able to access some blank exercise books and purchase any equipment.

Today is our year 9 Options Day which is a real opportunity for year 9s to get as much information as they can to support with their options. You can find everything you need here on our website:

There has been an update to the guidance for parents about schools which you can access here:

We still don’t know when pupils will be returning but we are hoping that the date of 8th March will stand. We are also anticipating further details of the teacher assessed grades for examinations this summer. In the meantime, please be aware that we are unable at this time to discuss any grades with pupils or parents.

I have put a few tips below to help you as parents in supporting your children with the remote learning:

1. Engage with your children in what they are expected to do each day. They should be following their normal timetable and do you know if they attended all their lessons for the day? Establishing routines is crucial.

2. Encourage your child to drink lots of water and do some exercise every day.

3. Make sure your child uploads their work through Teams.

4. Establish times for quiet reflection. We are assigning set days when there are no live lessons and these are opportunities for pupils to complete outstanding work.

5. Make sure your child knows the behaviour expectations for their remote lessons.

6. Do they have all the equipment they need?

7. It is crucial that pupils take responsibility for their education and own their learning.

8. Ensure your child accesses their emails regularly and communicates with their teachers.

A Prayer to St. Brigid whose feast day was celebrated by the Church on Monday:


You brought light to the darkness. You brought hope to the downcast. May the mantle of your peace cover those who are troubled and anxious, and may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world. Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made.


Kind regards                                                                                 

Mr A. Grant

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