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  Covid-19 updates - 26/05/2020 

Tuesday 26th May

Please click here to see a letter sent via email to all parents of Year 12 Students

Please click here to see a letter sent via email to all parents of Year 10 Students

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Friday 22nd May

Please click here to see a letter sent via email to all parents of Year 12 Students

Please click here to see a letter sent via email to all parents of Year 10 Students

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Thursday, 21st May 2020

Dear parents/carers,

I am writing to give you as much advance notice of our thinking regarding the starting of face-to-face support for students in Years 10 and 12. As I write, we are still awaiting further guidance from the government and the Department for Education, however we are in a position to indicate some important timings if not specific detail.

While it is the government’s intention that we will start face-to-face provision in school for Year 10 and 12 students from the 1st June, the lack of guidance which has delayed our planning means that this will not be possible. What is imperative is that we can have time to communicate effectively with you as parents/carers as well as staff so that we can all make the necessary preparations. In school this includes making sure that we are fully set up to be as safe as possible and adhere to the safety guidelines. As a result, we are planning that we will start this provision from the 8th June.

This provision will be different for each of the two year groups.

Please click here to read the full letter

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18.5.2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Last week when I wrote to you I made reference to the Prime Minister’s address to the nation which included schools starting to reopen. That evening after sending last week’s letter the first of several documents was released and there is quite a lot of debate happening about how schools will actually open. If you haven’t seen it, guidance for parents and carers can be found at: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/reopening-schools-and-other-educational-settings-from-1-june

The key paragraph in the guidance relating to …...

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11.5.2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

I start by once again thanking students, parents, carers and staff for the way that remote learning is working and continuously evolving. I and the schools senior team get regular updates of the work being undertaken from across subjects.  I am hearing there is good engagement from all year groups under what we recognise as really challenging circumstances – well done to all! ……...


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04.5.2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Once again I hope this weekly communication finds you and your family well. As we enter another week in ‘lockdown’ we, in school, seem to be getting a little more used to the new routines as we await the possible announcement of the next stage of these difficult times. Last Thursday the Prime Minister talked of sharing a ‘road map to recovery’ to steer the country through a staged journey to reopening, including a strategy for schools...….

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27.4.2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope this weekly communication finds you and your family well.

We are now fairly clear from the government briefings that lockdown for schools is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, so we should assume that the whole of this term will be delivered through our remote learning. Whilst we are encouraging students to keep to a routine each day and cover the subjects they would have had in a normal timetabled school day, we appreciate that circumstances are not the same for everyone......

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20.4.2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope that you and your family are well and that despite the lovely weather, you are following the government advice and staying at home as much as possible. At the end of last week, as a nation, we were informed that the national lockdown will continue for at least another 3 weeks and we were urged to continue to Stay at Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives. We know what a challenge this can be, trying to balance working from home, home schooling and keeping positive is no easy task. .....

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16.4.2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope that the return to Home Study is going well so far this week. Please note that there should be no need for students to be printing this work as they should be able to follow the instructions and supporting information on line. All subject Knowledge Organisers can be found on the relevant tab of the website. Please remember that subject specific queries can be directed accordingly to the specific subject contact. There are also additional student exercise books for students that can be collected from our main reception if needed each Friday, between 12 and 3pm. The work that subject teams have put together for week beginning 20
th April will be live on the website from Friday 17th April.


Please click here to read the full letter
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10.4.2020

Dear Parent/ Carer,

As the official Easter holiday end on Monday 13th April, subject teachers have set home study work for all students in preparation for formal study to commence again on Tuesday 14th April, after the Bank Holiday. A reminder that we will be setting work weekly and uploading all the necessary information and resources to our website each Friday under ‘School Closure Work’. All work for the week beginning the 13th April is now live for students and parents/carers to access.

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3.4.2020
 
Dear Students,
 
This morning the government published guidance for schools relating to how exam grades will be awarded for students that would have taken exams this summer, but which have been cancelled due to Coronavirus.
 
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23.3.2020 

Dear Year 11, 

‘Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations – the best is yet to come’.

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20.3.2020
 
 
Dear Parents/Carers
 
Apologies for sending a message over the weekend but I didn't want to wait until Monday in such unprecedented circumstances. Firstly, many thanks to those parents that have already responded to the letter sent out earlier today. It was very frustrating that this could not be sent earlier but I felt I had to wait for the Key Workers list to be officially published rather than guess. If you are a Key Worker but have not had a chance to complete the on-line form (the link is in the letter sent this morning) please do complete it when you get a chance as this will allow us to plan our provision. It is important for us to emphasise that any student coming to school is a last resort for child care for Key Workers to minimise the risk of Covid-19 spreading. Please be assured that we will provide care for all children of Key Workers, when they are required to work.
 
 
Secondly, I have today received the first information about how grades will be awarded to our year 11 and 13 students with the exams being cancelled. The awards will be based on several factors including professional teacher assessments that will be based on each student's performance during their course and assessments undertaken during the course. More details will be shared with schools in the near future. For your information further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-details-on-exams-and-grades-announced
 
 
Finally, I been asked to share the following link to the Department for Education's published advice for parents and carers. This can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers
 
 
Many thanks once again for your on going support at such a difficult time.
 
 
Graham Roser
Headteacher
 

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  Advice and guidance – Coronavirus - COVID-19 - NHS England  
Dear Parent/Carer,
 
Advice and guidance – Coronavirus - COVID-19 - NHS England
 
As I am sure you are aware from ongoing news reports, the situation with Coronavirus is being monitored daily by our government.
 
As a School we are regularly checking updates from the Department of Education (DfE), Department of Health, Public Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
 
Advice from NHS England is included through the link below, and further advice below from Public Health England with regards to returning travellers is also included in this communication.
 
We, like all schools, have been asked to support the government’s campaign by passing on the following information.
 
 
Further Guidance - specified countries and areas with implications for returning travellers or visitors arriving in the UK
 
Specific advice has now been updated for returning travellers:
 
 
If you have recently travelled and returned from the areas listed in the link above, the advice from Public Health England is:
 
Category 1: Travellers should self-isolate, even if asymptomatic, and call NHS 111 to inform of recent travel.
 
Category 2: Travellers do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms they should self-isolate and call NHS 111.
 
What can we all do now?
 
A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Please reinforce the advice given in this campaign with your son/daughter in that the best way to stop the spread of any virus is to promote basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue.
 
The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate today, but the risk to individuals remains low.
 
Tor Bridge High School remains open as usual, with all events continuing to run as per the calendar. We will continue to follow all NHS England guidance and Local Authority advice, ensuring that the health and wellbeing of all students and staff remains a priority.
 
We will continue to update parents as advised by the UK Government accordingly.
 
Thank you for your support.
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Graham Roser
 
Headteacher
 
 
  Target Travel 
 
Dear Parents/Carers

Earlier in the week, we contacted you regarding the situation with Target Travel no longer operating the 46S and 47S service.  We had hoped that an alternative provider would be able to take over this route; however this has unfortunately not been able to happen.  As we have previously indicated, it is not possible for us as a school to operate a bus service.

We appreciate that this situation is very disruptive but it is possible for students to get to school using other public service buses but it is likely that this will involve more than one bus.  

Further information is available on the Plymouth Citybus website’s journey planner:   https://www.plymouthbus.co.uk/journey-planner/

To provide further advice on how children can get to school we have asked for representatives from Plymouth City Council Public Transport department to be in school to be available to meet parents/carers on the following dates:

          Thursday 20th February from 10.00 am until 12.00 noon in the Public Library
          Monday 24th February from 5.30 pm until 6.30 pm in the school Restaurant

I am very sorry not to be able to provide more positive news but this is a situation that is unfortunately beyond our control as a school.

Kind regards
 
Graham Roser
Headteacher
 
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  Immunisation 
 
Dear Parent / Guardian,
 
Vaccination against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio and Meningitis ACWY in Year 9
 
This letter is to advise you that the Immunisation Team will be visiting all secondary schools in Devon to vaccinate children against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio and Meningitis ACWY as part of the National Childhood Immunisation Programme.
 
  Consultation on admission arrangements 2021/2022 
The admissions consultation has now closed for 2021/2022.
 
 
 
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