Reading Newsletter No.1
- Created: Wednesday, 13 January 2021 08:32
- Written by V Harrop
6th January 2021
Dear Parents and Carers
I had not anticipated writing to you with another change and update quite so soon!
You will have seen the news and heard the latest announcement about school closure and the move to remote learning for all students for term 3. We are so frustrated for our young people that, yet again, they have a huge disruption to their learning and education but it seems that the latest news is unavoidable. Following this announcement about National lockdown and school closures, I wanted to clarify as much as possible. As always, we will pull together to do our utmost to keep students safe and on track.
All year groups will now be remote learning from home – the school will provide remote lessons and learning accessed via Show My Homework in the usual way. Do get in touch if you are experiencing any problems with this, including IT access, or you need any support. Form Tutors will be running remote tutor times at the start of the day, to check in with their groups and check they are set up for the day.
Following on from the Government’s announcement on Monday evening, the Department of Education has confirmed that January BTEC and Cambridge Nationals exams will take place as planned.
We are pleased to let you know that be will be offering rapid COVID testing when students return to school. This will mean only those who test positive will need to self-isolate.
The new test is called a lateral flow test, and gives a result in 30 minutes. Students will be asked to test themselves and will be supported by a team of staff and parent volunteers. The video below offers more information on this type of testing.
The key objectives to testing all staff/students are to reduce the transmission of Covid within the school and reduce the number of people needing to self-isolate.
More information on the mass Covid testing can be found here, within the dedicated Covid Testing folder.
Click here to register for this online event!