Dear Parents/Carers

 

I hope you and your families are keeping safe and following the Government guidelines on social distancing amongst other things.  Following the Prime Minister’s instruction last night to stay at home it is absolutely vital that only children of critical workers are sent into school and this is only if there is no safe alternative.  I would reiterate that this provision is only available to children of critical workers and only if there is no safe alternative.  

It is important that students stay at home and are not mixing socially.  Please reinforce with your child, as difficult as it is, the importance of staying home and not going out and mixing with friends. 

I will continue to communicate with you as and when important information becomes available. 

 

Free school meals

We are hoping to get a voucher system in place as quickly as possible while we wait for the Government national voucher scheme.   Please be aware that already there are scam emails circulating asking parents for bank details.  Please ignore these and delete them. 

 

Online working

A couple of issues have arisen with the online learning resources and we will try to find ways of improving access.  Mr Doran has been working hard on this but please bear with us.

Staff have worked hard to provide resources online and we have produced paper packs for those without internet access.  You do not need a laptop to be able to access these resources; they can be accessed on a phone or a tablet.  We will try and provide you with as much material as possible for students to be getting on with at home but this may not always be possible.  We are currently updating this on a weekly basis.  For more information of how to access the resources and also lots of useful links you should visit our website:  https://www.aldercommunityhighschool.org.uk/student-zone

 

Year 11

We are no longer able to accept year 11 students into school to collect work.  Unfortunately, Government measures are tightening so please do not send students to school until further notice and instead make use of the online resources available.  If there are any issues, please contact school via phone or through the admin email address: admin@alderchs.uk

Many of you will be anxious about the cancellation of exams.  Once the Government guidance becomes clearer I will inform you of the process for awarding grades.  As I suspected, it appears that teachers will be asked to provide a grade for each student based on evidence we have from assessments and work done in school.   I will keep you informed as and when I get information from the Government.  The overriding principle will be that students will get the grades they deserve.

Remember, please stay safe and I will keep in touch.

Mr O’Regan