Dear Parents and Carers

I hope that you and your family are well.

As you may be aware, the Government announced on Thursday, 17 December, that there would be a staggered start to the new term for all secondary school students in England.  Only Year 11 students, vulnerable children and children of critical workers will return to school on Monday, 4 January.  All other students (Y7-10) will return to school on Monday 11 January.

If you are a critical worker, and you wish your child to access in-school provision from Monday 4 January, please email: office@sharplesschool.co.uk.  Please title your email ‘Critical Worker Provision’ and indicate your child’s name and form as well as stating your profession.

The majority of lessons for Years 7-10, will be live via Google Meet during the first week of the new year and students will follow their normal timetable.  Each day will start at 8.45am with an online registration with form tutors.

Teachers will communicate with students through Satchel One (Show My Homework) and through school emails.  Please contact us as soon as possible if your child is unable to access these methods of communication.

If your child is entitled to free school meals, we will be in touch as soon as possible to outline arrangements for the week beginning 4 January.

I apologise for any inconvenience that these changes to the January arrangements may cause you. However, I am sure that you will appreciate that the last minute announcement by the Government has necessitated this short timeframe. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

I hope you have an enjoyable and safe holiday.

Yours faithfully

Ann Webster
Headteacher

 

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