In the event that your son/daughter has to self-isolate due to having been identified as a “close contact” of someone who has tested positive, we will provide them with the resources they need to continue their learning from home.
As I am sure you will appreciate, there is a lot of work that needs to be done behind the scenes before we are able to set the necessary work, and this can only be done once we have established a definitive list of the pupils who are self-isolating. Once we have that list, we will then set up an external study group on our school website, which can be accessed by those pupils who are isolating. Teachers will then be able to upload the appropriate work for each pupil.
The advice from Public Health England, on Tuesday this week, was to identify “close contacts” of the person who has tested positive. This has meant that in many cases teaching staff will only have a few pupils out of their classes, and so will continue to teach their full timetable, which is often a full 5-period day. With this in mind, please do bear with us, as it is likely that class work will not be set until the beginning of day 2 of the period of self-isolation. From day 2, pupils will be able to access work from individual teachers via Show My Homework.
During day 1 of the self-isolation period, pupils can access work via BBC Bitesize, the Oak National Academy, GCSE Pod, or catch up with home learning and/or revise recently completed work.
Please rest assured that we are committed to providing the very best possible education for all our pupils during this time of change and challenge, and we will always do our very best to ensure that work is set as soon as possible. However, it does take some time to set this up, and so your patience and understanding is very much appreciated.
Some books have been banned, or officially challenged, in schools and libraries all over the world.
They are, however, available for you to borrow in the school Library!
Why not find out for yourself what the fuss is about?
Email MWaghorn@sweynepark.com with ‘Banned Book Lucky Dip’ in the message title, collect on your allocated day & discover why that book was banned!
Pupils can have access to the Library computers (for homework purposes only) before school from 07:45, BUT this will be on a rotation for each Year Group as follows:
VI Form students will have books delivered to their form.
Please login on the Library online catalogue, https://uk.accessit.online/ths01/#!dashboard to search and reserve books for our new Click & Collect Service.
You can collect your library books after school (14.55-15.15) on your allocated day.
If you need help in choosing a book then email MWaghorn@sweynepark.com or complete this form:
AND THEN I TURNED INTO A MERMAID
by Laura Kirkpatrick
“Molly Seabrook is not impressed. She has to dress up as a haddock to promote the family fish ‘n’ chip shop, and her best friend has joined the ‘popular’ gang. Without her.
And then she turns into a mermaid. Growing up is hard enough without sprouting a fish tail in Double Maths, or disguising your gills from the cute boy at the ice cream kiosk. Will she sink or swim? You’ll have to wait and SEA …”
A funny story of family, friendships and fitting in.
One of the free Bookbuzz choices for Year 7