Letters from the Headteacher

Interim Headteacher Blog - 27 March 2020

March 27th 2020

Thank you to all of you for helping to keep children progressing with their studies. This is a challenging time for us all and we are trying to put in place systems that help you even though this is so different to the way we usually work. I am sure that we will find that some of these methods are an improvement on what we normally do but at the moment it is all very strange to us all.

As communicated last week, teachers are continuing to set work for students to complete, following their usual school timetable. Your child’s timetable is available on the School Gateway app for those with a smartphone and email address that school has as your main contact.

Last week all students were again sent their login details to Show My Homework, even though they should already have this. Work set by staff will show up on the Show My Homework app, or website. This has been our usual way of working with homework for the past five years and so students are well aware of it. Please don’t let them tell you otherwise!

If you need to get in touch with a member of staff, please email enquiries at Falmouth School enquiries@falmouthschool.net and it will be forwarded to the correct person. They will then contact you to deal with your query. As staff are not in school please do not phone in.

You will see that there are a number of online resources available and I would like to thank our staff who are trying many new ways of making sure that our students are supported. Remember that the ‘Working from home’ are of the school website has many of the links that students will need. Students have had lessons and assemblies about how to keep themselves safe online and this will be important now.

You may receive a phonecall from our staff in the coming weeks. We aim to call everyone to make sure that we have given you all the help we can. This is a demanding time and many of us will find it overwhelming from time to time. All year we have been promoting how to be mentally healthy and I would remind you to Connect with others (although not in person), Learn something new, be Active, Notice the things around you that you are thankful for, and Give your help to others; or CLANG for short!

Over the Easter break we will not be setting work for those at home, but will be supporting the children of key workers and the most vulnerable students in school. However please heed the Government’s advice that it is best if students (and adults) do not mix with others unless there is absolutely no way of avoiding this.

Posted at 09:53 on 27th Mar 2020 Back