School Closure Update 25.03.20

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

Thank you for the kind words and messages of support over the last week.

As you are aware, school remains open each day for vulnerable groups and the children of the key workers doing an incredible job across our area. During term time these children are accessing their remote learning in school supported by our skeleton staff team. We will also be open during the next two weeks for the children of key workers.

Thank you also for your support and patience with the challenges of remote learning. If your child is struggling to access work, then the first point of call is your child’s tutor. If you don’t have their tutor’s email address, then please contact welcome@coombesheadacademy.org.uk and we will forward the message to the tutor who will try to resolve the issue and perhaps contact other staff.

Now that the country is in greater ‘lockdown’ we have limited ability to print work off and post it out but please let us know if you are really struggling and we will see what can be done.

During the Easter holiday your children are not expected to follow their timetable although, in this long period of staying at home, some learning might be a welcome distraction. Help them to create a routine at home, even during the holidays, with some additional online numeracy or reading. Students can always read a book and quiz on accelerated reader. Older examination students might want to start revision for PPE exams at the end of the year.

As we move back to the start of term on 14 April then work will be set again by teachers through ePraise. You should try to get your children to follow their timetable as a way of structuring the day as they have been doing this week.

Thank you for all your hard work back at home trying to keep learning going. We really do appreciate your support.

Have a safe and peaceful Easter.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Coles Headteacher