School Closure - Updates from the Headteachers
Letters issued by the Headteachers on Friday 3rd April 2020
Isolation at school - 23-27 March 2020
A report on what the students who are still coming into school every day during the closure have been getting up to…….
‘Isolation, empty class rooms, empty halls, empty playground. Silence! The only sound we can hear is the birds singing. We often wish for peace and quiet but now we have it, it seems too much!
The buildings are silent, like empty mausoleums. The playgrounds almost look like the exercise grounds you see in prison films when the prisoners are still locked inside. A sad sight because, up until just a few days ago, they were filled with noisy students playing football……
But all is not lost!
Our parents are Key Workers and we are still coming into school every day. We call ourselves ‘The Isolation Team’! Made up today of Tru, Dan, Josh, Archie, Zack and myself, we are doing fine. We’ve been happy, completing all our activities and creating friendship bonds that will last until we leave Calthorpe.
We have been very productive, getting our school work done, doing Science experiments, playing badminton, painting, singing, working out with the Body Coach and, of course, enjoying the canteen meals which have been specially provided for us. For all of which we are very grateful.
We thought you might enjoy a few photos of our week in isolation!’
Report by Lillie
Photos by Dan
Access to Calthorpe Park School during the period of school closure
Please be aware that from 24th March 2020, access to the school will be via the side Service Road.
Supervised activities for students attending school will be held in the Art and Technology Block and adjacent sports area.
Friday 20th March 2020
Thursday 19th March 2020
You will be very aware of the Prime Minister’s announcement this afternoon that from this weekend schools will be closed to all but certain student groups. These are challenging and uncertain times and this is an unprecedented action by central Government. Ministers have still to clarify certain requirements of this closure.
It will then take us some time to fully introduce our plans and to ensure that all of our community is appropriately briefed. Over the next couple of days, we will be contacting all parents with details of the arrangements that will be put in place by Calthorpe Park to support our young people in their learning and wellbeing. This will include how to access the already substantial bank of resources prepared by our staff for self-study.
In the meantime, we look forward to seeing all students who are well and not self-isolating in school on Thursday and Friday.
Thank you for your support.
Latest information updates from the Head Teachers:
Status of planned trips and events - updated 23rd March
Letters issued by the Headteachers on Thursday 19th March:
Home Learning Arrangements (whole school) Y11 Parents Y11 Students
Self Isolate or not? - updated 17th March
Exam Information - listed 13th March
Headteachers Blog of 6th March
Letter from the Governors - listed 17th March
Home Learning work area for students - our staff have worked really hard to provide study resources for students, and the area is now available to access on Moodle here. Students can access the relevant year group area by using their usual school computer log in details. Further work can also be found within subject areas in Moodle too.