Year 10 Return - Phase 2

 

 

Message to our Year 11 Leavers

 

HEADLETTER BANNERTOP

 

Letter from The Headteacher

10 July 2020

I am delighted to announce and congratulate our 2020/21 Senior Prefect Team:

Sam Chadwick – Head Boy
Eve Bibby – Head Girl

Paul Smith – Deputy Head Boy
Ruby Stannard – Deputy Head Girl

Adam Bowden – Senior Prefect
Ambarin Quadri – Senior Prefect
Chloe Quigley – Senior Prefect
Charlotte Brelsford – Senior Prefect
Elise O’Brien – Senior Prefect
Jacob Wheeldon – Senior Prefect
Kian Ismael – Senior Prefect
Owen Whittaker – Senior Prefect

I’m sure that they will serve our community well.


Plans for September 2020
Regarding our September return; senior staff have worked up several models within a very short space of time and I’ve listened intently to what many other schools are planning. We have consulted with Governors and the Romero Catholic Academy Trust regarding our considerations and current possible models. The most important thing to say is that we will try not rush in to anything.

It seems likely that balancing minimising contact with providing a broad and ambitious curriculum, will mean we will have to implement several short term changes to our curriculum, teaching and procedures for September. We may have to adapt such things as lunchtime, break, forms, sets, entrances and the use of some rooms etc. as a consequence of trying to reduce movement around the school and contact between year groups.

However, the situation is fluid. There won’t be absolute confirmation of Government guidance until August 11th following a Government review of the Coronavirus situation nationally. Therefore, whilst we are planning intensively now, we will not make a final decision on exactly what our ultimate plans will be until after that date, when we will have a clearer update of the Coronavirus. This could again impact on our plans for September. All we can say for definite is that we are planning for a full return for all pupils in September and it is likely that the need for minimising contact will have some impact on our normal curriculum and procedures.

I will write to you again after August 11th regarding our opening plan.

 

Transport for September 2020
In order to understand school transport needs for September 2020 we are working with the county council to try and manage demand in very difficult circumstances. Please can you complete the following survey by Wednesday 15 July 2020 to enable us to do this. We realise this is a short time frame but this information is urgently needed. If you have more than one child at school then the questions will need to be completed for each child.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=xfsMUvH8MU6AWufP-sj0KrPDofD3s91Apo8femkRNzVUN0NXVTYzSDVUSVdFOFJVOFVBUVNBR1lOUC4u

 

Year 7
We shall be emailing out reports to Year 7 Parents this week. We hope that you find the comments and targets very helpful, as your child completes their first year at High School under such challenging circumstances. If you do have any queries or concerns please contact your child's Form Tutor in the first instance and they can then direct you to the most appropriate member of staff.

 

Year 8
Pupils in Year 8 will find out about their mini options in: DT, Performing Arts and Languages this week.
Look out for details on Show My Homework!

 

Year 10
Ofqual recently published their proposals for some small changes to GCSE Assessment in 2021. Their suggestions recognise the unique challenges that the current Year 10 pupils will face in preparing for their examinations next summer. If parents or pupils want to comment upon the proposals, you have until 16 July 2021 to respond to Ofqual's online questionnaire. Here is the link to the full document. We have also written to you about these ideas so do look out for our letter amongst your emails.
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/proposed-changes-to-the-assessment-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2021

 

Year 11
We have written to Year 11 parents this week with further updates about examination results in 2020. The newest guidance concerns decisions about the autumn series of resits. Please look out for the letter amongst your emails.

 

Todmorden BT1 Bus
Although Calderdale Council are no longer providing this service, we have secured a contract with the bus company and from 1 September 2020, the service will run as normal. The bus company have informed us that there are no Metro cards accepted on this service. The only ticket options are a £14.00 a week ticket or £1.60 single. They can be bought on the bus with cash or card. Alternatively, they can be purchased on the First Bus App. Calderdale will still supply free passes for those pupils who are entitled to these.

These can be obtained using the below link:

https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/education-and-learning/schools/home-school-transport

 

Summer Holidays
A reminder that school finishes on Thursday 16 July 2020 at 3.05pm for the summer holidays. Thank you for your continuing support and patience over the last few months. It has been so lovely to see all of our Year 10s for Phase 2 and Phase 3 learning this week. I am very proud of the way our school and you as parents have supported our children during lockdown. I will write to you again next week as we break up. I hope your family stay safe and well. Have a good weekend.

 
Yours sincerely

Richard Varey
Headteacher

 

 

COVID19 BANNERTOP

Updated guidance for parents and carers

The guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings has been updated.

The guidance can be found here: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

 

 

Other Support Information

Submitting Work on a mobile phone using Show My Homework

Managing your Show My Homework account

  

Government Information

The govenment had published guidance for all UK residents on what you need to know about the Coronavirus pandemic and what you should do. Follow the link below for the most up to date information.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

GCSE Exam information from OFQUAL

Please see below latest information in full from Ofqual regarding GCSE exams:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofqual

  

 

 

Recent Letters From The Headteacher

 

10 JULY 2020

LETTER TO PARENTS AND CARERS

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3 JULY 2020

UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING YEAR 7-10, YEAR 11 LEAVERS 
AND THE PHASE 2 RETURN OF YEAR 10 STUDENTS

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25 JUNE 2020

UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING YEAR 11 AND THE PHASE 1 / 2 RETURN OF YEAR 10 STUDENTS

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19 JUNE 2020

UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING THE PHASE 1 RETURN OF YEAR 10 STUDENTS

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Additional Year 10 Information

 

 

15 JUNE 2020

UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING THE PHASE 1 RETURN OF YEAR 10 STUDENTS

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12 JUNE 2020

LETTER TO PARENTS AND CARERS ABOUT PUPIL SUPPORT

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5 JUNE 2020

LETTER TO PARENTS AND CARERS ABOUT PUPIL SUPPORT

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Older Letters Click Here

 

OTHER RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

MANAGING YOUR SHOW MY HOMEWORK ACCOUNT

A Useful Guide to Managing your Show My Homework Account so that it more organised and appears less cluttered

  

ONLINE SAFETY

Keeping students safe online

Parent / Carer Online Safety Support Guide

Parent / Carer Online Radicalisation Information

 

ONLINE CULTURE

Some staff and families might be interested in this to keep their cultural experiences alive.

https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/digital-stage/

Links on here for upcoming online dance classes aimed at families and elderly, which staff might like to share their friends and families.


SOME SCIENCE RELATED PROGRAMME YOU CAN WATCH AT HOME

If you have a few moments and want to catch up on the Sciences and Science related topics, there is plenty of media on straeming and catch-up services, Here is a link which details some of the programmes we have found for you.

 

OFFICE 365 FOR STUDENTS

Students at Blessed Trinity have access to use Microsoft Office 365 at home

Follow the link for Instructions on installing Office 365

  
HOME LEARNING

Home Learning Timetable

Work should be available by 9:30am each day. Additionally, staff will be available to answer individual queries between 9-1pm each day using the Show My Homework facility.

The school have collated some useful resouces to allow parents and carers to continue with home learning during the closure, these are organised by subject.

HOME LEARNING RESOURCES, CLICK HERE

ONLINE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT THAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS CAN ACCESS

 

TASSOMAI

Tassomai is a online learning resource for all Year 9 and 10 learners.

This program allows students to develop their recall and retention skills of the key scientific concepts they have covered in preparation for their GCSE examinations.

In these unprecedented times this is an invaluable resource that will allow learners to continue to develop their understanding and unable them to become experts in the topics already taught.
We would recommend that learners log on to Tassomai for 15 minutes a day to aid their recall of key facts.

Pupils will be provided with details to allow them to make their own account and monitor their progress from their class teachers via Show my Homework.

If you have any questions please email Mrs Hacking at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tassomai Guide

 

TASSOMAI LETTER TO PARENTS AND CARERS

Tassomai Letter

 

LCC SUPPORT GUIDES

Lancashire County Council have published an on-line guide for parents and carers, on how they can help their child continue their learning during the school closure. 

They have also published a Mental Health guide that provides information and resources that may help families and students who are self-isolating.

Helping your child study guide

Helpful Mental Health advice

 

MENTAL HEALTH 

Helping children deal with stress

WHO information about dealing with stress and the impact on mental health caused by the COVID-19 outbreak

 

 

MESSAGE OF WELCOME FROM THE HEADTEACHER

BLESSED TRINITY RC COLLEGE

Welcome, Blessed Trinity is a fantastic place - we believe that we are part of God’s creative process, fulfilling the potential of each individual in order to make the world a better place. We are a vibrant community, inspiring young hearts and minds and enabling all of our youngsters to flourish.

We do hope that you find our website a useful resource.

 

Richard Varey
Headteacher

 

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