Headteacher’s Weekly Message

In response to SET Beccles School closing I write with a further update on how we will support and engage with you during this difficult time.

PUBLIC EXAMS
I am sure everyone is aware that public exams have been cancelled and that the Government is promising that suitable measures will be put in place.  This is a difficult time for all those students involved – we will provide updates and information as soon as we are able to. We are expecting some more detail today from the Education Secretary.

CHILDREN OF KEY WORKERS
We will of course be providing support to ensure that parents and carers who are key workers are able to go to work during this time of national emergency.

There is, of course, no obligation for any child of a key worker to attend, but we will be offering the facility should anyone require it.

For students remaining in School their day will run as below:

CONTINUATION OF SCHOOL WORK DURING CLOSURE
Students yesterday had an hour long planning session with Mrs Power and Miss Reeve to look at the three key ways in which we will maintain a virtual learning programme for the students in Years 7 to 10. Our aim is to provide you with as much structure as we possibly can.

SMHW is the platform that we will use to set all work. Students will be leaving with copies of their log-in and password details today as well as their exercise books and portfolios (Year 10).

Initially we will be setting work up to Easter and will then write to you again with the approach from April onwards. We recognise that we will need to mark work and give feedback.

For Year 10 students, we have thought carefully about the parts of the GCSE specifications we can deliver remotely.

COLLECTION OF SPARE MEDICINE HELD IN THE MEDICAL ROOM  
If your child has spare medicine in the Medical room, we can aim for this to be collected from Monday. Please just contact the front office.

See below for arrangements for those self-isolating.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR STUDENTS IN SELF ISOLATION TO CLEAR LOCKERS
Any student currently in self-isolation will be able to come into school once their isolation is over to clear their locker and/or collect any spare medicines and their exercise books.  Please email the front office to advise when this might be and we will advise a suitable day/time.  On arrival please report to Reception.

COMMUNICATION DURING CLOSURE
We will be sending out a Weekly update twice a week – on Mondays and then a Friday. We will stay in touch.

YEAR 11
We will find a way to arrange a Leavers’ event for them. They have been with us for five years and we will say ‘goodbye’ in an appropriate way.

To all Parent/Carers:

Please click on the link below to reset a student’s Google/Chromebook Password or Office 365 Email Password.

We will send the reset password to the parents email on Progresso unless stated otherwise in the form.

This will be sent directly to the IT Department and they aim to get a response to you asap.

Please do take care and encourage and support your son/daughter to stay in contact with each of their teachers as they complete their work. It is really important that staff have the opportunity to give feedback and praise to students during this time. If you have any concerns or questions, please direct them to the relevant member of staff and I will be in touch with you each week to keep you updated.

Finally, I am most grateful for the messages of support and gifts that a number of parents have sent in, your on-going support during this difficult time has been much appreciated.

Mr D Lees
Headteacher
SET Beccles School