Principal's Update - WC 1st February 2021

Sunday 31 January 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, 

The onsite and offsite provision continues to evolve and improve with parents working with teachers collaboratively. We recognise and empathise with how difficult this period is for parents and its impact on pupils, not only academically but socially and emotionally. 

We are working to do all we can to make sure that we have the best possible support now and that we have a road map for what we do after this period to bring our community back together. 

 

Notices:

Pearson's Teaching Awards

The applications for this can be found here: https://www.teachingawards.com/ 

If you wish to nominate a staff member you feel has gone above and beyond the line of duty consistently, we will be making some school applications. However, we are keen to hear your feedback, or you can apply yourself!

 

8th March 2021

The Department for Education has announced the earliest return date for pupils is 8th March. As it stands, we have the same information you do. We don't know if this is a phased return (year group by year group) or all at once - as soon as we have a plan and more information we will tell you.

 

Half term

The Department for Education has informed us we will be SHUT to all pupils over the half term. 

 

Inset Day - 12th February 

The academy will be closed on the 12th February to all pupils for staff training.

 

Ark Spark

In coming weeks additional remote learning support will be coming online - the majority will be catalogued here on Ark Spark 

https://arkschools.sharepoint.com/sites/spark 

You should be able to log in with your pupil's email and password (hopefully) 

 

EYFS/Ks1 Teams Logins

We have been made aware that we will be receiving the logins for Microsoft Teams for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 this week. Once we have, then we will publish a revised timetable bringing in some live sessions. We will NOT be offering full time remote live lessons for Reception - Year 2 

 

National Storytelling Week 

Next week is National Storytelling Week there are some excellent resources to support online reading

-https://storyweaver.org.in/ (impressive bank of bilingual resources for storytelling and reading)

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/ (more bilingual resources this time narrated as well!)