Update for parents: Friday 3rd July 2020
The government issued guidance yesterday to support the full opening of schools in September 2020. We are currently working through this detailed guidance to plan for all children to be back on campus in the week beginning Monday 7th September 2020. We had already planned to have INSET days on Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September and therefore we will have plenty of time to make sure that the site is ready for students to return.
The Aspirations Academies Trust fully supports the government’s desire to get all children back to school, full time, in the autumn term. Having had the year 10s and year 12s back in school in recent weeks we know how important face-to-face contact is for a wide variety of reasons. It has been a joy to have these students on campus and we are all looking forward to welcoming all year groups back in. In our preparations for full opening we will be working within the guidance to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all students, staff and visitors to the campus.
If you have a child who will be taking GCSEs or A levels in the summer of 2021 it would be useful to note that currently there is a national consultation taking place for these exams to start much later (Monday 7th June). If this were to happen it would mean that exams are likely to run into July. I thought it best to make you aware of this in case you were starting to plan holidays for next year.
I am required to present my full opening plans to the Trust on Monday 13th July for scrutiny and ratification. I will, therefore, send you another letter before the end of July outlining detailed arrangements for our September start.
In the meantime you might be interested to know that there is also some updated guidance for parents; this is the link to this guidance.
I will write again soon
Importance of Social Distancing Letter to Parents/Carers
OCC Director of Public Health
15th June 2020
Read the letter to parents/carers here.
How to order school uniform from Cross Embroidery
Cross Embroidery have now completed the changes to their website and have launched their fitting appointment and click & collect services. All the relevant information is posted on the site with clear instructions on how to order school uniform from now onwards. The shop is open for Reception and Year 7 appointments only throughout July with restrictions in place in accordance with government guidelines. For existing pupils and those who know their sizes, they can order via click and collect, and are strongly advised that customers book appointments and place orders as soon as they can to avoid a last minute surge in August, as this could result in unfulfilled orders.
They are also asking customers not to turn up without an appointment or collection instructions.
See their Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for customers here: https://www.crossembroidery.com/covid
Letter to parents from Aspirations Trust 29th April 2020
Year 9, 10 and 12 Google Classroom codes and Support documents
Art class codes for Year 9 have changed. Please use the codes below:
Here are some useful links:
Seeing your work: https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6020284
Submitting your work: https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6020285
Troubleshooting guide: https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6315899?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform=Desktop
Google Classroom Mentor Codes 2019-2020
Download Google Classroom codes for mentor groups here: Mentor Codes
For Google Classroom codes for subjects see below.
Please click on the link for information on how exams will be graded for Year 11 and Year 13 students for Summer 2020 GCSE, AS and A level, Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Award in maths. Guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers
Health and Wellbeing
See our Health and Wellbeing page for web links for community health groups, statutory sick pay and entitlements due to the Coronavirus, stress and emotional health advice and Covid-19 resources.
Letter to Year 11 students and parents/carers
Click to download the Letter to Year 11 students and parents/carers 23rd March 2020