Letters from the Headteacher

Update - 5 March 2021

March 5th 2021

Dear Parents and Carers

Happy St Piran’s Day! I am sure you know the legend that St Piran rolled a millstone off a cliff in Ireland and floated on it across to Cornwall. I am sure he was happy to arrive in the county, as we are to be welcoming students back from Monday!

In my email earlier in the week you will have had the information that is specific to your child’s tutor group. In general terms Years 11, 12 and 13 are starting back on Monday, Years 7 and 10 on Tuesday and Years 8 and 9 on Wednesday. Please refer to the email as this has the time that your child should arrive at the outside door of the Sports Hall, without going through the school first! The emails are also on our website at tis link http://www.falmouth.cornwall.sch.uk/205/information-home. Of course, students should not come in to school if they have any of the symptoms of Covid-19, they should instead self-isolate for 10 days.

Once children have been through the sports hall, whether tested or not, they will go to lessons. Please make sure they have a face covering for use inside the building. It is recommended that they have a plastic bag with a seal to put the face mask in when not in use. Some children have also brought a spare mask and their own hand sanitiser in the past, which is also a good idea.

It may be a strange feeling for students to wear their uniforms again but this a part of preparing themselves for school. We will allow children to wear PE kit on the days they have PE for the time being and review this at the end of the Spring term.

When students are back in school we are aiming to make their experience as close to ‘normal’ as possible, despite bubbles, face masks and social distancing. After school clubs are starting again although they have to be in year group bubbles for the moment. We are aware that some may wish to talk about lockdown, but also that many want to return to their usual childhood experience of school. We will listen sensitively to those that would like to talk but also make as much of school open as we can, with the usual expectations that they do their best in lessons and behave in a respectful and kind manner towards others.

Thank you once more for your support in home learning. We couldn’t have managed this without you. We have also made available a link in this newsletter for you to nominate your ‘#Lockdown Heroes’ on our staff – click on https://forms.gle/3FTxpkLK7wzJoEYu7 to name them and why they deserve a mention.

Best wishes

Alex George

Interim Headteacher

Posted at 13:11 on 5th Mar 2021 Back