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Careers update for students and parents of Year 10 and 12.
As with so many things work experience for Year 10 and work shadowing for Year 12 has had to be cancelled this year due to Covid 19. This is a real knock back for students, and a really important opportunity missed. As we all look at ways to change and adapt to our current circumstances we wanted to let you know about some great opportunities that our students can engage with.
Known as virtual work experiences, many employers are putting on events some ranging from a day/ week/ weekly work experiences. Please see here for more details.
Year 9 Options:
Unless Mrs Howe has spoken with your child and agreed a change of options all students can assume they have their first choice subjects that they chose in February as part of the options process.
If you have any options related queries please email Mrs Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This sheet was initially written for parents of children and young people on the Autism Spectrum. However, parents of any student who is likely to find it a struggle to return to term time routines are encouraged to check out these ideas in case they might help.
Updates for parents
Arrangements for students going to school from Monday 23rd March
The school is closed as of Friday 20th March but open to key workers’ children, children with EHCPs and other vulnerable children. Student in receipt of Free School Meals can also attend for the day or just visit the canteen for a free lunch. Please contact the school if you haven’t already should you need your child to attend.
Students should attend in practical clothing – school uniform is not required. Wiltshire Transport are currently working on alternative arrangements for students who get the bus to school and will be in contact directly with parents. We will be working day by day with a flexible staffing model and therefore we will not be able to offer any guarantees of fixed structures or lessons in this period. It is our hope that each day we can provide some variation and different workshops but the underlying principle we are working from is that students will complete the same online based activities that their peers have been set on the website.
Supporting your child working at home
Parents & Carers: Guidance in the Event of a Full and Prolonged Closure
Above all, we hope you stay safe and well. Please support your child in their studies and keep up a daily routine.
We all look forward to seeing students back in school as soon as we have the all clear.
Supporting your child's well-being.
Free online learning resources
Click here for a list of useful online education resources.
If you have any safeguarding concerns and would like to get in contact with our safeguarding officer please click here.
Support websites for students: A list websites and phone numbers that may be useful. Click here to view.