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Plashet Update 31.12.20

Dear Plashet parents, carers and girls,

The Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, yesterday announced new plans to protect education and fight the virus. With case and death rates rising across the country, the government is now applying the contingency framework for education and pushing back the staggered return for secondary schools by one week.

This is how the next few weeks will work at Plashet:

1. Learning will take place online for all year groups in the week beginning Monday 4th January. Students should follow their timetables (it is a Week B) and log-on to Google Classroom. If students are not interacting with online lesson resources and not completing what is expected, parents/carers will be contacted.

2. In the week beginning Monday 11th January, students in Year 11 will be required to attend school as usual. Years 7 to 10 will have a second week of online learning.

3. School will resume as normal for all year groups on Monday 18th January 2021. However, this is subject to review of the Contingency Framework by the government which will happen, I am told, prior to 18th January.

4. We will have a small amount of on-site provision in operation for some eligible students if their parents/carers wish them to be in school because they can not be safely cared for at home. This on-site provision will be for those students who have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), those students who are looked after, those students who have a designated social worker and any student who has a parent who is a key worker that can not safely study at home. If your daughter is in any of these categories please email info@plashet.newham.sch.uk by Friday 1st January at the latest to request an on-site place. It is important that you state what your job is and who you work for please if you are a key worker.

5. For all students in receipt of free school meals we will issue a evoucher for the week beginning Monday 4th January via our provider Wonde to parents as we have done previously. For those students in Years 7 to 10 another voucher will be issued for the week beginning 11th January.

It is worth emphasising that these decisions follow on from the latest government guidance. This remains subject to change at very short notice, and so these are in effect provisional arrangements. If there are any further changes I will update you.

I wish you all a safe end to 2020 and feel we must all look forward into 2021 with hope and positivity.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Rachel McGowan

Head Teacher
Plashet School

Welcome to the final update of the Autumn Term 2020.

As I am sure you will have heard through the media, the government has announced the requirement for secondary schools to implement a staggered start to the Spring Term in January 2021.

As a result, the following arrangements will be put in place with effect from Monday 4th January 2021:

  1. Year 11 will be required to attend school as normal. At the end of term Year 11 girls all took home testing swab kits to administer on either 31st December or 1st January to ensure no-one comes back to school with COVID-19.
  2. Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be taught online via Google Classroom. Please note that registers will be taken daily at 9.00am and for each lesson. Your daughter will be following her normal school timetable. Monday 4th January is a Week B.
  3. We will have on-site provision in operation for some eligible students if their parents/carers wish them to be in school. This on-site provision will be for those students who have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), those students who are looked after, those students who have a designated social worker and any student who has a parent who is a key worker that can not safely study at home. If your daughter is in any of these categories please email info@plashet.newham.sch.uk by Wednesday 30th December at the latest to request an on-site place.
  4. For those students in receipt of free school meals we will issue a evoucher for the week beginning Monday 4th January via our provider Wonde to parents as we have done previously.
  5. With respect to COVID testing in school, I am awaiting further information from Public Health colleagues at the London Borough of Newham. I do know that this is unlikely to commence before Monday 11th January and I will update you when I know more.

Currently the Government is intent on schools resuming as normal for all year groups on Monday 11th January 2021. I will send another email update as and when more information is made available to me.

Thank you for your support of the school during this very difficult and uncertain time. On behalf of the staff and governors may I wish you and your families a restful and safe holiday.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Rachel McGowan

Head Teacher
Plashet School

Thankfully all water related issues have been resolved on site, therefore Years 7 & 8 will return for the last day of the term on Thursday 17th December (tomorrow).

A polite reminder to all parents and carers that we have slightly different finishing times tomorrow too:

– Year 7 leave at 12 noon
– Year 8 leave at 12.15pm
– Year 9 leave at 12.30pm
– Year 10 leave at 12.15pm
– Year 11 leave at 12.30pm

Unfortunately our water issue has not yet been resolved and we do not have a fully functioning water supply to the South Annex building.

This means that school is closed for Years 7 & 8 tomorrow – Wednesday 16th December.
Year 7 & 8 lessons will be provided using Google Classroom.
All students should be logged-on by 09.00am please.

I will update parents and carers again during Wednesday 16th December about whether Years 7 & 8 are able to come to school on Thursday 17th December for their final half-day of the year.

Please do not phone school but wait for the email communication.

Again I apologise for this inconvenience and be assured I am working to get it resolved.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Rachel McGowan

Head Teacher
Plashet School

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Covid-19 Update

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Covid-19 Guidelines for when your daughter should/shouldn’t come to school: Tamil

Covid-19 Guidelines for when your daughter should/shouldn’t come to school: Urdu

Newham have launched their latest brochure, which is designed to support students in Year 11 and below with their Post-16 options for 2021 entry.

The brochure highlights the full range of post-16 options available in Newham, including Apprenticeships.

It contains useful information about making post-16 choices, information about the offer from all the 16-19 institutions in Newham, and case studies from students talking about their experiences of 16-19 study and progression to higher education.

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