School closed until further notice
Last week, the UK Government announced plans to close all schools in the UK to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Schools will be shut until further notice for all pupils except children of key workers and the most vulnerable. However, every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. At the moment, there is no indication from the Government when the school term might resume.
During this period, teachers will direct students to work to complete during the school day via Show My Homework (for Years 7-11) and email to class groups (Sixth Form). You can find out more about our Distance Learning plan here. Other online resources that your child may use are:
Remember, your child has access to all the Microsoft Office 365 apps, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint etc. for free via https://portal.office.com
Due to the different and for some, difficult circumstances we are currently facing some families may need the assistance of a food bank. To request help and support with accessing this facility, please email Mary Jones firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Free School Meal Scam
Some schools have already reported that Parents and Carers of children in receipt of Free School Meals are being targeted by fraudsters.
Fraudsters are targeting families, emailing parents and carers with messages such as 'If your child is entitled to free school meals, send your bank details to the school and they will help with funding while the school is closed'.
The email contains links for the parents to follow if they want to receive this funding - these links are fake. Do not click the link. This is a scam.
Please be vigilant.