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Dear Parents and Carers,
Your children have produced hundreds of letters which we will be sending to local churches and charities to deliver. We will try to get more done tomorrow. They are wonderful pieces of writing: I promise you would find it hard not to shed a tear reading them.
We will be open next week to the children of key workers, students with Educational Health Care Plans and students who have social workers. If your child falls into one of these categories, please send an e-mail to the Key-worker e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so that we can be working out the staffing levels required.
Provision is being made for students who qualify for Free School Meals. If you fall into this category and have not received a message by lunchtime tomorrow, please contact the school.
For students who are working at home, there will be plenty of work to do, all accessed through Frog.
For Year 11 and Year 13 Students: We have told Year 11 and Year 13 students that we are still awaiting further information about what it means that they will ‘get the qualifications that they need’. We have promised them that, whatever, happens they will be able to finish their courses and we will assess them. After that, we will start setting bridging work for them, focussing on the skills they need to be successful in college, university or on an apprenticeship. It is up to you as a family whether you engage with this, but the opportunity will be there. I cannot guarantee that these assessments will be recognised by anyone outside of Bishop Luffa School, but at least the students will know what level they were at when they finished the course and that they are prepared for the next step in their lives. It will also be good evidence to show colleges, universities and future employers.
Thanks to the Parents and Friends Association, we are able to offer a breakfast for Year 13 tomorrow morning and a party for Year 11 tomorrow afternoon. There are some other surprises planned. The team from the PFA, led by Susie Lunt, have been absolutely incredible and I think have achieved something that everyone else would have said was impossible today.
I have told Year 11 and 13 that their relationship with their teachers will change, but they are still our students and will still be pushed hard to reach their full potential.
We will stay in touch with you all over the next few weeks with regular updates. Please keep yourselves safe and we pray that we see your children back with us soon.
Thank you for all of your kind words and your prayers.
Austen Hindman, Head Teacher