Absence from school
Attendance is essential for pupils to get the most out of their school experience, including for their attainment, wellbeing, and wider life chances. If your child is absent from school, there are a number of places to access their learning online so that they can continue their learning from home:
- Visit our curriculum page here to see what topics your child is studying in each of their subjects.
- Students should then access satchel:one to view their lesson booklets for each of their different subjects to identify the specific areas they are currently studying. Satchel:one is available here for all students and parents to access.
Students in KS4 (Years 10 and 11) and KS5 (Years 12 and 13) should also contact their teachers via Microsoft Teams or email to inform them of their absence and seek specific guidance on work to complete as well as any further homework tasks.
Industrial action (teachers’ strikes)
In the coming weeks the National Education Union (NEU) and its members are taking further industrial (strike) action due to concerns about cuts to teachers’ pay and a lack of funding for schools which is significantly impacting the provision for students. Many of our staff are members of this union and are likely to take part in this industrial action. As a result, we are anticipating significant disruption to the ordinary running of the school on the following dates:
- Thursday 27th April 2023
- Tuesday 2nd May 2023
To minimise the disruption to students’ education on Thursday 27th April, the following provision will be in place:
- Year 6 students will attend school as normal and receive a full in person provision.
- Year 7 -10 and year 12 will work from home with pre-recorded online learning.
- Year 11 and 13 will attend school as normal and receive a full in person provision.
- On-site provision for students of key workers and a small number of students who require further support. If you are a key worker, then please complete this form here
To access all of the online learning information for students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12, please click on the link below.