COVID-19

On this page please find important information to help support students and families with their learning during the school closure. We will keep this page up to date with out latest communications, learning from home timetable, safeguarding notices, attendance information and links to support your child’s well-being during this period of time.

 

Learning from Home

Students have been brilliant in their resilience and adaption to such a change to their daily lives and the work we have seen has been incredible. Show my Homework is where work can be submitted and students can message their teachers if they have questions through the Show My Homework messaging service. Bishops’ Expected Standards (BESt) is still applicable even though learning is happening at home. Student’s can still earn BESt points for the work they complete. These points will be carried over to the next academic year. Student’s will be able to use their BESt points to access summer activity days and the Year 11 Prom in 2021.

Click here to view the Learning from Home timetable – July 6th – July 17th 2020

Attendance

We want to be able to support our students and families through this time so it’s important to let us know if student’s are unable to complete learning from home tasks by reporting illness related to COVID-19 by emailing attendance@bishopschester.co.uk and indicating which catergory below applies. This is to ensure that Inclusion Teams are able to support these students and their families through increased awareness and communication. If your child is unwell whilst at home, we would ask that you contact us so we can make a note of this in their pastoral records:

 

  • Catergory A – Student name/form group is showing symptoms of COVID-19
  • Catergory B – Student name/ form group is self-isolating because a member of the family is showing the symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Catergory C – Student name/form group is unwell (specify reason and any requested further support or communication you would like from school)

Safeguarding

Schools are closed but we still want parents, carers and students to know we are there for them if they need us. This is an unusual time and there will be lots of worries and anxieties around exam grades and school work. If you are your child have concerns form tutors and year leaders can be contacted via email and if necessary phone calls can be made home. The safeguarding of our students remains a top priority. Staff and parents can contact the Safeguarding team if they have any concerns about the welfare or safety of a child.

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Helen Cairns – hcairns@bishopschester.co.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Stephen Moffatt – smoffatt@bishopschester.co.uk

Liz Evans – levans@bishopschester.co.uk

COVID-19 School Closure Arrangements for Safeguarding

Supporting Parents and Carers with Student Wellbeing and Online Safety

We recognise that during the closure parents and pupils might have concerns regarding this.  it is important to discuss this with your child and report it to a member of the safeguarding team if you have any concerns. The below links are useful resources to help guide parents and carers with online safety.

 

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