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Posted: 13/05/2020

Letter to parents 13th May

Dear Parents


Thank you for all your support with Home School today.

From later this week we are activating the Google Classroom Guardian feature. This will enable you to receive a weekly summary of work set for your child in each subject and enable you to have a greater degree of oversight of their learning. When you receive the invitation later today please click Accept and choose the weekly summary option. You will then receive your weekly Guardian summary on a Friday and hopefully be able to ensure any necessary catching-up is done over the weekend. Our Google Classroom Guardian Invitation document talks you through the process should you encounter any difficulty.

Also, we are now launching our ‘Digital Library,’ which consists of links to free copies of a range of book titles we divide into lists suitable for each Year Group. Reading in secondary schools often regresses or progresses more slowly than in primary school and when on site at school we do much to address this. Our ‘Digital Library’ seeks to support students’ reading and we ask that you encourage your child to read a book from the ‘Digital Library’ for at least 20 minutes a day.

 Please find the link to the Digital Library HEREWe will also be sending the Digital Library to students via Google Classroom.

We are also providing you with a link to the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Support organisations’ list received today from KCC. Please click HERE.

Next week we will be asking teachers to identify those students, who have completed ‘insufficient work’ in their subjects. Students, who rise best to the challenge of maintaining a regular daily routine and good study habits will, we are absolutely certain, perform best whenever we are able to resume ‘normal’ provision. For any Year 12 student not engaging fully with work set it may be that lack of work makes it effectively impossible to rejoin an Advanced course.

Please stay safe.

Yours sincerely

Sonette Schwartz                         Charles Joseph

Principal                                        Senior Vice Principal