Year 8 & 9 move to remote learning for the rest of this week

20th October 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

Year 8 & 9 move to remote learning for the rest of this week

The number of teaching staff unavailable to work in school this week has increased to the point where we are unable to supervise all students in school for the next three days.   This is mostly due to the requirement on some staff to self-isolate and should not, therefore, extend beyond the half term break (including a number of our staff have been identified as close contacts of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 outside of our school community).

For this reason, Year 8 and Year 9 students will move to remote learning from Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd October and should not attend the school site until Monday 2nd November (after the half term break).   During this time, students should undertake learning from home following the work set for each lesson of their normal timetable on Google classroom.   This should ensure that students have 5 hours of school work to undertake each day.   All our students are aware of how to access Google classroom and there are also instructions on our website at:

https://aldridgeschool.org/2020/09/30/remote-learning/.

Students in Years 7, 10, 11, 12 and 13 should continue to attend school as normal for the rest of this week.  

This letter does not mean that your child is required to self-isolate, however they should remain at home and complete work remotely throughout the time of a normal school day.   Although they are not self-isolating, students should use the morning self-isolation page in Google Classroom to register each morning between 8.45am and 9.15am so that we know they are online.

If your child does not have internet access, please contact their House office and we will arrange for work to be posted home or to be available for collection.

If your child has an EHCP or a Social Worker and you require provision for them to attend school, please email timmis.j@ald.merciantrust.org with details including their name so that we can make arrangements to accommodate them.

Yours faithfully

Ian Bryant

Headteacher