COVID19 BANNERTOP

 

COVID-19 INFORMATION

20 March 2020

Dear Parents

Following Government guidelines, school will be closed from the end of today for the majority of pupils other than vulnerable children and children of key workers who require child supervision. I have included the Department for Education guidance below.

 

Department for Education Guidance

Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home and every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

Please, therefore, follow these key principles:

1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.

2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.

3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.

4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision:

  1. Health and social Care

  2. Education and childcare

  3. Local and national government

  4. Food and other necessary goods

  5. Public safety and national security

  6. Transport

  7. Utilities, communication and financial services

Although school will be open for a small number of pupils, can I draw your attention to the statement made above ‘every child who can be safely cared for at home should be’.

 

Year 11 GCSE Examinations

We can now confirm that the GCSE and other examinations for Year 11 are cancelled. We will share information regarding how pupils will be awarded grades when it is provided by the Department for Education. Headteacher: Mr R Varey BEd (Hons) MA Ormerod Road, Burnley BB10 3AA Tel: 01282 506200 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Work for pupils during school closure

To support our children’s education during this period of school closure, teachers will be uploading tasks for their classes onto ‘Show My Homework’ every week.

We have aimed to make this as clear and manageable as possible by devising a timetable for each year group. These timetables are attached and show that in most cases work will be uploaded for two subjects each day.

Work should be available by 9:30am each day. Additionally, staff will be available to answer individual queries between 9.00am-1.00pm each day using the ‘Show My Homework’ facility. Pupils who are unable to access work electronically, should contact school for individual guidance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We have asked staff to provide this work however, please be mindful that where a member of staff is ill, work might not be openly available. We will do our very best to support the education of your child at this difficult time.

Submitting Work on a mobile phone using Show My Homework

 

Year 9 Options

The Year 9 option deadline remains as 27 March 2020. If your child has not yet handed in an option form please feel free to email this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Similarly, if your child has any concerns about their options they should also contact Ms Stevens.

 

Food Vouchers

Updated information for students and families that receive free school meals.

Some families may be eligible for food vouchers. We will be contacting families directly in the coming days. If you have any queries regarding food vouchers, please contact the school using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The school Twitter account (https://twitter.com/BTRCCinfo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw) will remain active so please continue to view this. You may also want to view Bishop John’s announcement regarding Church services and worship at http://www.btrcc.lancs.sch.uk/index.php/2019-10-02-14-51-58/letters-home.

This is an unprecedented situation for all of us and we will endeavour to keep you informed of any new developments, as and when we receive them. The school is open should you need to contact us please do so on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We have been made aware that people are sending out fraudulent emails asking for your bank details if you are entitled to free school meals whilst schools are closed.

LCC would never ask for your bank details in this way.

If you receive one of these emails please do not respond.

Thank you for your continued support. I pray that you and your family will be safe over this time.

Yours sincerely

Richard Varey

Headteacher

 

 

27 MARCH 2020

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/

Sadler’s Wells are streaming their new BalletBoyz production on Friday night ( when it should have premiered) they also have links on here for upcoming online dance classes aimed at families and elderly, which staff might like to share their friends and families.

 

26 MARCH 2020

DIOCESAN GUIDANCE ON SCHOOLS OPENING ON GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER MONDAY

Letter from the Diocese

Blessed Trinity RC College will be open on Good Friday and Easter Monday to support the students of key workers.

 

25 MARCH 2020

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.

 

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS THAT OBTAIN FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Updated Information for students that normally obtain free school meals

 

23 MARCH 2020

LETTER TO PARENTS AND CARERS FROM THE HEADTEACHER

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

Follow the link for Instructions on installing Office 365

 

20 MARCH 2020

LETTER TO PARENTS AND CARERS FROM THE HEADTEACHER

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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.

 

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

 

 

19 MARCH 2020

KEY WORKERS / VUNERABLE CHILDREN

For parents / carers who work in key jobs / industries or have vunerable Blessed Trinity pupils in their care, please complete and return the form available on the link below.

KEY WORKERS FORMS CLICK HERE

 

HOME LEARNING

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

 

 

18 MARCH 2020

LETTER TO PARENTS AND CARERS FROM THE HEADTEACHER

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17 MARCH 2020

LETTER TO PARENTS AND CARERS FROM THE HEADTEACHER

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ONLINE RESOURCES THAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS CAN ACCESS

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16 MARCH 2020

LETTER TO PARENTS AND CARERS FROM THE HEADTEACHER

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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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