Thank you to all parents / carers for your support over the past few weeks. As a reminder, please do not send your child to school if they have symptoms of coronavirus. Currently anyone who has one of the main symptoms of persistent cough , high temperature, loss of taste or smell must self-isolate immediately and book a test.
However, Staffordshire County Council have expanded their advice around when to get a test. Due to many people displaying other symptoms, they now recommend residents in Staffordshire consider getting a test as a precaution if they have any other symptoms such as:
headaches aches and pains feeling very tired for no good reason sore throat runny nose sneezing sometimes ‘tummy ache’ in children
People with any of these symptoms can carry on going to school or work if they are well enough to do so and only need to self-isolate if the test comes back positive. The national testing centres across the country have good availability, can be booked through NHS website. People booking a test through the website need to check the ‘My council have asked me to get a test’ option.
REPORTING A POSITIVE COVID TEST OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS:
If your child has a ‘positive’ Covid-19 test result out of school hours, or at the weekend, during term time, please email the following details immediately to: email@example.com
Name of child Tutor group/year group Date of the COVID-19 test Does the child have symptoms? Yes or No What date did the symptoms start? What date did the child last attend school? Close contacts 48hr prior to the test: Thank you in advance for your support. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to all Y7 and Y8 parents who have returned your Borrow Box slips to your child's tutor. This is an excellent opportunity to give students a range of ways to read and access free books. We would like to stress that students should still be bringing in a reading book and we want to be encouraging students to read an actual book but are keen to offer alternatives as well. If you haven't done so already please can you check class charts and your Parent Mail for the Staffordshire Library letter and join online and then let your child's tutor know you have done this.
Songbirds and Snakes is this weeks recommended read. Return to the world of The Hunger Games in a compelling prequel that both informs the original trilogy and stands alone as a powerful, breathlessly exciting science fiction thriller.
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.
The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined — every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute . . . and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes. ... See MoreSee Less
Books can come in many different forms and this week's recommended book is a non-fiction book written by a Teenager, and in these times and it is never more needed then right now, to lift your spirits and offer advice on the daily stresses of being a Teen.
Be inspired and pick up practical tips on how to live your best life in this empowering debut by celebrated teen vlogger Nikki Lilly. In this motivational guide, Nikki Lilly invites you behind the scenes in her ever-changing world. From baking to beauty, from social media and friendships to simply how to handle a bad day, Nikki Lilly shares her thoughtful insights into navigating the highs and lows of teen life. With engaging anecdotes, simple advice and life hacks plus easy-to-follow recipes and activities, this inspiring guide tells you everything you need to help you handle life the way you want to. ... See MoreSee Less
We want to thank our incredible community for its support and understanding at this unusual and difficult time. We know that most people are aware of the guidance, but we will be regularly posting reminders and any updates that we are made aware of.
REPORTING A POSITIVE COVID TEST OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS: If your child has a ‘positive’ Covid-19 test result out of school hours, or at the weekend, during term time, please email the following details immediately to: firstname.lastname@example.org • Name of child • Tutor group/year group • Date of the COVID-19 test • Does the child have symptoms? Yes or No • What date did the symptoms start? • What date did the child last attend school?
Can I make a suggestion that you only send emails to parents in the year group it pertains to. In a single week I have had a ridiculous number of emails. My husband is also on your list and they go through to his works phone. The sheer number of messages and then finding they have no relevance to your own child/ren makes us less inclined to check for the 2% that are relevant.
Here is the final challenge for Maths week. Work out the answer and give it to your teacher to be entered for a prize draw. ... See MoreSee Less
If your child’s chromebook has been sent off for repair, we will contact you when the repaired Chromebook has been returned to school so that pickup arrangements can be made. Unfortunatly in the current climate the turnaround time is varying considerably from case to case.
If your child’s Chromebook has been damaged since the closure of the school you will be able to contact freedom tech to arrange for it to be repaired through the following link: https://freedomtech.co.uk/help/
Over a thousand students in nine secondary schools completed two Knowledge Connected Days in which every Year 8 lesson was driven by the concept of either Pattern or Human Interaction.
The semantic field in a passage of prose, the periodic table of the elements, the Fibonacci series, the life events marked by different religious faiths, the stylistic features that betray the work of a famous artist – all of these are examples of how pattern infuses our knowledge. Fourteen Creative Education Trust teachers, nominated for their subject expertise and conceptual agility, wrote and collaboratively developed a suite of lessons for two hundred teachers across the Trust to deliver on the same day. Every lesson was driven by the concept of pattern – the list above, plus the patterns of movement in dance, patterns of technique in drama, patterns of language in French, German and Spanish and – of course – the patterns that make up music. The second Knowledge Connected day focused on Human Interaction, or in other words, the contingency that arises as soon as you get someone else involved in what you’re doing.
The Year 8 day of Pattern was filmed at The Hart School; Human Interaction at Thistley Hough Academy. Watch how teachers presented a range of its synonyms – from co-operation to empathy and trust, action-and-reaction and teamwork – explored by teachers in lively dialogue with students.