Brandles

Covid-19

25th September 2020

Letter to parents for Friday 25th September

Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s)

We continue to navigate our way through changing times and educational advice, due to the pandemic. I am sure you will be aware that the Prime Minister addressed the country this week, with some updated measures/rules. Many of these do not apply to schools, for example the ‘rule of six,’ people only being together at any one time. However, we remain focussed on providing a safe and ‘Covid alert’ environment for pupils and staff.

Please see attached documents:

  1. One helps to clarify when to seek a test. I am fully aware and appreciate how challenging this has been during the last couple of weeks. We continue to be able to provide a limited number of tests for situations when access to testing becomes difficult.
  2. A letter from Hertfordshire that also explains how you can ‘play your part’ as a member of this County.

Reminders:

-Do not send your child into school if they unwell but particularly if they display one of the symptom’s for Covid 19. It is essential that you seek a test, and self-isolate until you have the result of the test. Even if there is a negative result to the test but your child remains unwell, please keep them away until they are well.

-Please avoid sending in any cash to school. Please use School Money or Parent Pay.

-Please continue to communicate with us regarding any changes of circumstances that may affect your child’s, day to day educational experience. We may not have any ‘magic wands’ but it really does help us to support the children when something is taking place outside of school.

We continue to provide the curriculum as best we can in the circumstances. Adjustments are being made to some activities to keep the boys safe.

Please be rest assured the boys have responded superbly to the changes.

Yours sincerely

David Pearce

Headteacher

Brandles School

Useful resources for pupils at Brandles:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ (resources for/secondary/SEND-free one month trial available when needed for parents)

https://www.prodigygame.com/ Maths related games and lessons-no charge

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize -resources/quiz’s etc. for all age groups and free

https://www.samlearning.com/ – Resources in various secondary school subjects

Instructions on how to use SAM Learning are on the school website under the students tab.

Yours sincerely

David Pearce