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Easter update 2020

April 10th 2020

Firstly a big thank you to key workers everywhere! We are all in awe of the selfless support that you are giving to people in the most difficult of times.

As we near the end of the Easter ‘holiday’ I would also like to thank our staff and members of the community for the help and positive feedback that we have received here. There have been many Government announcements to which we have all had to adjust. I would also like to thank our staff for working through the holiday and bank holidays supporting vulnerable students and those of key workers.

Chartwells staff, our school meal supplier, have also been a great help as we decided to provide meal bags and boxes for children entitled to Free School Meals over the holiday before the Government organised their voucher scheme. This voucher scheme is now in place but the system is struggling with the demand at present. Please be patient with our staff whilst these issues are resolved.

Year 11 and Year 13 students will still be getting used to the cancellation of exams. We will not set any more new work for Year 11 or Year 13 students. If students in these years have any pieces of work that they can submit, then they need to do this immediately to help school staff with the final grading process.

Year 11 students can expect to hear from Falmouth College staff who will organise the delivery of transition units for the next stage of your education with us. This work really helps students to make a good start on their College studies whether it be A level, BTEC, vocational options, or perhaps an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which can help gaining a place at a higher education institution.

The Summer Term starts on Tuesday and we are moving to setting students work for a week at a time, governed by the timetable. We hope this will help you as students can then organise to complete work when it suits our family best. Please remember that each lesson is intended to be 100 minutes, but please use your discretion if your child has taken longer. Where there are concerns or problems we are setting up email addresses for subject areas that you can email. Please look out for the ‘Working From Home – A Guide for Parents’ document which you will be sent early next week.

Finally, as I mentioned in an earlier communication, our staff will be in touch with all of our families in the next few weeks. This may be from a member of the Welfare team or your child’s tutor and is to offer any support that we can to you in these challenging times.

 

Best wishes

 

Alex George

Interim Headteacher

Falmouth School

 

Posted at 13:06 on 10th Apr 2020 Back